Tapestry Rendezvous with Kathe Todd-Hooker

  • 12 Feb 2023
  • 17 Feb 2023
  • 5 sessions
  • 12 Feb 2023, 9:00 AM 12:30 PM (HST)
  • 13 Feb 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • 15 Feb 2023, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM (HST)
  • 16 Feb 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • 17 Feb 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 4


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Join us for Tapestry Rendezvous with Kathe Todd-Hooker.

The Rendezvous is all about weaving a tapestry from start to finish picking-up the skills and techniques as we weave. It's about weaving the image or pictures you want to weave. Saying what you want to weave.

Can't draw. Well, there are ways  around that. Best of all there are no tapestry police that are going to come and take your loom away from you if you don't do it in a specific way. But here's the good thing-the great thing-once you learn a few basic skills. It can be as easy as using a coloring book, but with yarn and you can always weave outside the lines to tell your own narrative or not.  I am not going to lie it does take practice and sometimes a bit of determination. So come and try it.

Tapestry is a plain weave construct in which the weft generally covers the warp and rarely goes all the way across the fell line. And there are ways to get ongoing help at no cost on Wednesdays.

The class is for all levels ... any level. I am very used to teaching  multiple levels and at whatever level a weaver is weaving. My goal in every workshop is helping a weaver advance and acquire the skills that they need to weave and design their own narrative and pictorial tapestry. But most of all to do their own thing and love what they are doing and create their story, their narrative.

There is an additional $25 supply fee, payable to the instructor on the first day of class, which includes all the materials that the student will need, including paper for cartoons, and yarn for warp and weft. Kathe will bring small copper pipe looms for students to use with option to purchase. Or, you may bring your own tensioned loom (copper looms, Mirrix looms).

What to Bring:

  • $25 supply fee
  • Drink and snacks
  • Cushions as needed
  • Camera or phone for pictures
  • Note taking materials-something to create a weaving journal
  • Basic design tools, whatever you like, pencils, colored pencils.
  • Basic weaving tools from home. Kathe will also bring tools for you to try, see what you like.
  • Optional: Bring a small tensioned loom to weave 3"x4" tapestry, or use one of Kathe's copper pipe looms.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Instructor Bio

Kathe Todd-Hooker is an award-winning narrative tapestry weaver, dinosaur, instructor of tapestry and related arts since 1981, writer, author, NW native, an ardent student of myth and symbolism that seeps into her imagery. She has studied Gobelin, Swedish, British, Coptic, Middle Eastern and kesa, a tech nerd who specializes in synthesizing the techniques to solve technical and design problems in tapestry. Who teaches all levels of tapestry and Tapestry design.


Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street: Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

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For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

HHH COVID POLICY: Please self-test for COVID on Saturday, February 11, prior to the first day of this class.


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