Calendar – Workshops – Local

Make this Lovely 8″ Basket at MAD Arts!

with the careful instruction of Vicki Kirby. No experience required. All materials provided.  Details are also on the MAD Arts Facebook page under the EVENTS tab.

The first class of the year is Saturday, January 20th from 10 – 3. Bring your own sack lunch. Class/Supplies Total Fee: $48. Registration Required!  A 50% NR deposit ($24) must be given at the time of registration. Call 540-948-3300 to sign up. Email for more information. Or, stop by the store.

Your basket will look similar in size and style but may not contain the ribbons as shown in her example. However, you can learn that technique in another class! (wink wink) Then you can officially be called a basket case.

MAD Arts, 7353 S. Seminole Trail, Rochelle, VA 22738 on Route 29 in beautiful Madison County, just 1 mile from the Greene County line.

Tapestry Weaving at Joan Griffin TapestryIMG_3942
Hello Fellow Guild Members…
The new year is the time we think about our creative directions and new ideas for the coming year. I am offering several tapestry sessions for anyone who is interested.
I think it is important to have a good foundation in the basics of tapestry weaving so that a student can then move on to a more personal expression using the techniques they have learned.  The classes are held in a friendly, learning atmosphere in my studio in order to see a working studio as well as the opportunity to try various types and sizes of tapestry looms. Students also have access to a large library of tapestry books, different kinds of yarns and various approaches to designing.
The 2 day class  concentrates on the basic techniques of tapestry weaving on a portable loom. We cover the basics of tapestry weaving such as warping the loom, finishing and various design shaping techniques. Tapestry weaving is a unique , timeless technique but can be adapted in a multitude of colorful ways to the challenges of contemporary designs. Each student will take home a  tapestry sampler they completed during the weekend for future reference. Students may also take their loom home to continue work for a few weeks and then easily ship back to me if not local. Classes are 10-4 on Sat. and 10 – 4 on Sunday. $198 for both days and all supplies included. A student only needs to bring lunch each day.  No previous tapestry experience is necessary. The classes are very very small so that each person has the necessary personal attention. contact me via email to register in advance (
Dates for early winter and spring:
February 3/4 or April 7/8 or June 2/3
Consider trying tapestry!
Joan Griffin
Charlottesville VA