Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry Weaving

Capture an iconic Yosemite scene by weaving different colors of fiber on a loom. A unique way to create art, this is a hands-on creative experience.
July 1, 2019 to July 6, 2019

In this four-hour introduction to weaving, you’ll learn to use yarn to create a woven piece featuring Yosemite scenery. With guidance and encouragement from your instructor, tapestry expert Myla Collier, you’ll use colored yarns to translate an image, called a cartoon, into a physical object on a loom. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a piece of woven artwork to take home and a unique memory from your Yosemite experience.

Beginner level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+.
Registration: $30 per day per visitor; advance registration recommended; drop-ins welcome as space is available.
Location: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center; shuttle stop #16; park at Half Dome Village and take the shuttle; workshops are held outside, weather and medium permitting.
Time: 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Saturday. Please arrive at 9:45 am to register and get settled in. Please plan for extra time when taking the shuttles.
Materials: Supplies are included in the registration fee.
Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
Artist
Myla Collier, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Myla Collier

Myla Collier studied at Parsons School of Design and graduated with a degree in fashion design from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During her time at FIT, she started weaving tapestry at the Craft Students League. Since then, she has studied with artists such as Mary Pendleton, Noel Bennett, Cheryl Samuel, Martha Stanley, Archie Brennan, Susan Martin Maffei and Joan Baxter.

After moving to California, Collier earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cultural anthropology from California State University, Long Beach. She now teaches life-story writing and tapestry weaving for Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California.