Category Archives: Workshops

WEAVING IS…AT LIVING ART

I have had the recent pleasure of teaching beginning weaving to a wonderful group at Living Art of Montana.

In a series of 4 classes, students created the pieces below. Upon completion, students were asked to write a paragraph starting with WEAVING IS…..
Each student put a few words from … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Service, Teaching

New Camera, New House, New Class, New Show

But not necessarily in that order!

First let me mention my upcoming class at John C Campbell Folk School. The class runs from Sunday September 16th- Saturday September 22nd and is called Color Horoscope Weaving—the Ultimate Color Experience. (INTERESTINGLY AS I AM WRITING THIS, I SEE A DOUBLE RAINBOW … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Moving, Photography, Promotion, Teaching

Tencel—Learning and Teaching

What promises to be another phenomenal Weaving Conference begins tomorrow! Interestingly enough, this Conference is taking place on the University of Montana campus (in walking distance from my soon to be former residence (but that is a post for another day).

I will be teaching 2 one-day workshops: Intentional Design … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Fiber, Teaching

Teaching Schedule

Color Horoscope Weaving threads all counted out and ready to go on the loom

I don’t know why I am not a bit more proactive in letting folks know about my teaching schedule. Perhaps it is because last year I didn’t have one. I had been trying out an experiment—accepting … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Teaching

More Intentional Design

I couldn’t resist focusing in on Diane Ayers loom and weaving. For all the years I have been teaching, I have never seen a workshop loom like this—especially for a 4 harness plain weave gal like me.

I really had to put all of reverse loom snobbery aside on this … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Teaching

Intentional Design Workshop with Central Coast Weavers

Finally, some words and images to go along with the wonderful memories of my California sojourn to San Luis Obispo and Atascadero (where the workshop was held). I apologize for the lack of images, but I got so involved I forgot to take out my camera to show the outside … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Teaching

Upcoming Woven Paper Exhibit

WHERE WEAVING AND PAPER MEET

By

BONNIE TARSES

Woven Collage, Virtual Wall Quilts, Kaleidoscopic Woven Images

including works by participating artists and students

from workshops presented over the last decade,

“a puzzle with no wrong pieces”

Presented by: Noteworthy Paper & Press

101 S Higgins Ave Missoula, Mt 59802

First Continue Reading…

Also posted in Exhibition, Greeting Cards, Promotion

COLOR HOROSCOPE WEAVING CLASS AT JOHN C CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL

For anyone who has wanted to be a part of a week long hands-on workshop with me, here is a golden opportunity!

Join me the first week in May at the fabulous John C Campbell Folk School in the mountains of Western North Carolina, to learn the whole process—from Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Teaching

There and Back Again

I cut the weaving off the loom almost on the way to the airport. When I decided to finish it off in Columbus, I felt much better. It would become a part of the workshop. The students couldn’t quite believe the difference before and after laundering. I’ll attempt to get … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, On the Road, Teaching

Five Reasons Why I Love “Almost Ikat”


I finally found the perfect name for creating ikat-like effects using commercial space-dyed yarn–ALMOST IKAT.

If you love ikat, but don’t like or don’t have the space to dye yarn, here is a good solution.


It is so much fun to weave because the design unfolds before your eyes.


There … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Teaching, Techniques