Tapestry Workshop In Maine


eye-closeup-for-bkgFriday November 6 through Sunday November 8. 2015

(or just Nov. 7 & 8)


This three day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from two long standing students of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin. We will begin with learning how to warp a loom with a three selvage warp. We will take you step by step through the process and you will be weaving on this warp during the workshop.  We also offer a two day option for those of you who are unable to come on Friday. In that case you will put on a continuous warp on Saturday morning.

Some of the other techniques that will be covered are:

Dressing the loom

How to keep your selvages straight

How to control the warp as you weave

Bobbin use

weaving in opposing sheds

how to read and control the weft to get the shapes you want

sewing slits

and more

Evenings offer the opportunity to share ideas with your fellow weavers, spend more time at the loom if you wish and participation in an optional critique session. 

Level and Prerequisites

Beginning to Advanced – students should have some tapestry weaving experience or have permission from the instructors.


The workshop will take place in Barbara’ Burns’  large studio located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine. Cundy’s Harbor is a working fishing village located on the New Meadows River.  There will be time to take walks and enjoy the scenery.  Meals and housing will be provided on site. There will be a meet and greet Thursday evening with dinner.


Students will be staying in Barbara’s guest cottage and a rental cottage across the road. Both cottages have working kitchens and heat. (It can get nippy on the water).

Workshop fees:

All meals, housing and use of looms, bobbins (if needed) and warp and weft yarns are included.

Two days $345

Three days $510


Barbara Burns  and Don Burns are a members of The Wednesday Group and studied with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei for 10 and 14 years respectively. 

Barbara also studied at West Dean College in Sussex England with Pat Taylor, Haystack Mountain with Marcell Marios and numerous other workshops.  She had taught private students and workshops in NY and Maine. Barbara has been exhibiting internationally since 1996 and has received awards from as far away as Serbia. To see Barbara’s work go to: www.Burns_Studio.com

Don Burns

Don has an MFA in Tapestry from University of North Texas. He has taught tapestry technique and design for 12 years both privately and at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. Don has exhibited nationally and internationally for 18 years.  Two Museums represent Don ‘s work: Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC To view some of Don’s work go to: http://americantapestryalliance.org/artist-pages/don-burns/ . This is a link for the ATA artist pages.

To register: 

A 50% deposit  by October 10th is required to hold your place. After October 10 please call Barbara.

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