The instructor will supply frame looms, all materials and an outline of the work with diagrams. The looms must be returned at the end of the course, but students may take them home to continue weaving between classes. Beginners will complete a sampler tapestry employing basic skills while students who have completed Nancy’s first course will weave a larger sampler of more advanced techniques. The only prerequisite is strong hands and good eye site.
“I began weaving in the 60’s and expanded into tapestry, learning Navajo weaving in the 70’s,” stated Ms. Dugger. The artist moved to Georgia in 1980, found she had to make a living another way and took a break from weaving. Nancy finished a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art, specializing in textiles and surface design, and began a new career designing commercial high end carpet for Tai Ping, moving to Calhoun in 1995. After 17 years in the carpet world, Dugger retired to pursue her love of hand weaving and was then reacquainted with tapestry weaving. Nancy learned the more accepted techniques used in Europe by taking workshops with well known tapestry weavers and would like to spread the knowledge of this very creative fiber art.
To reserve a space for the class, please call the Harris Arts Center at 706 629-2599 by January 18.