Almost two thousand students have now taken at least one of my online courses.
Below are some of their words about their experience as well as videos and photos of their work.
Trust that what you need to see will come forward out of this long list.
I am grateful for every one of these hard-working people.
It is a joy to see their work and hear their voices every day.
...I began to think I could learn something from tapestry and tapestry weavers and contacted a few friends who are experts in tapestry. It seemed like everyone kept pointing me to Rebecca Mezoff and her online tapestry courses... What works for me, besides the fact that she has made professional videos that are in focus, clear to follow, and funny, is that these are self-directed courses.... you work at your own speed, whenever you want, and you can ask as many questions as you want.... What I was totally unprepared for was my reaction to doing tapestry. I was completely mesmerized and engaged and loved it.
--Bhakti Ziek on her blog. Read the entire post HERE.
And a few months later, Annette wrote this:
[Your course] has motivated me to actually weave in a way that none of the books I have bought over the years have done. Your course is well-organized and filled with important and inspiring information. The videos are terrific. It is so helpful to be able to watch them over and over, hopefully absorbing some of your good weaving habits. Your response time is great, and your feedback is always enthusiastic and helpful.
--Nancy Nordquist, Woodlands, TX
Tapestry is FUN... especially when you have a teacher! ...I had heard about Rebecca Mezoff and her online classes, but I was a tad skeptical. How was THAT going to work out??? ...I have to say it was the BEST decision! I am SO EXCITED!
--Sierra of Dakota Designs on her blog. You can read the whole post HERE.
And here is what Michele had to say at a later date about the Color Gradation Techniques course:
I became intrigued with tapestry after seeing the work of one of my guild members. It was a small tapestry of a black cat walking away down a path. It was striking and memorable. I did a few samplers and looked unsuccessfully for local workshops... Rebecca Mezoff has a variety of classes and I have jumped in with both feet. I love the way Rebecca has structured these classes....
--Michiele on her blog, Knit on Regardless. You can see the whole post HERE.
Hi Rebecca, I thank you out of the bottom of my heart that you had the patience for me to complete this course. I have already great ideas... The course is really easy to follow from start to finish. You must have put so many hours in. Thank you for all you do.
--Ineke Dusseljee, Hungary
Rebecca-I am a shoot-from-the-hip kind of person. I am aware you don't know me, but trust me when I say "I tell it like it is". I love the workshop "Color Gradation". It is the boost I need to get going. I may have forgotten some things from 20 years ago, but I will slap my forehead and say "Duh!" several times as I watch the video... I am leaning into the computer, absorbing the bits and things I need, and I am concentrating on everything. You did a beyond amazing job on the presentation and the examples and well-EVERYTHING! ...You did a wonderful job. Thanks for doing this. This is the class I needed.
--Cozy Knitting comment on my blog about the online course, Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry
Rebecca's online class absolutely exceeded my expectations. I certainly expected it to be terrific because I already knew Rebecca Mezoff as a top notch Tapestry Artist and Teacher. But this online format lends itself perfectly to moving through the instructional material at the pace most suited to the individual student. Thus, one is only bound by one's own understanding and never by a predetermined pace or workshop day. In addition, help from the instructor is never more than a click away. The carefully presented video lessons can be watched as many times as desired, to learn the material well, to catch every little detail or to review, and the printed lessons summarize and remind. In short, this is the perfect class for anyone interested in learning to create tapestries or simply in creating a solid foundation for their skills. --Ute Conly, Loveland, CO
Have to admit that I was a little nervous about online learning but I am hooked into your classes. I love being able to work at my pace….sometimes a few minutes in a day, or sometimes, most of the day. This was is an advantage to me and I don’t feel the ‘sensory overload’ that I get when taking a 3-day workshop.
--Sue S, participant in both Warp and Weft and Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry
Rebecca there is a challenge I have found with your online class!
I want more of your videos, more of your downloads, more of learning at my own pace, more enjoying the journey and not wanting it to end! Yes, I know there two more parts.......but then what????
You are very gifted at teaching your craft and allowing your students the freedom to learn under your watchful eyes. Please consider adding more classes in the future. I want, no make that NEED more...........to continue my journey.
--Susan, Part 1 student, May 2014 in blog comment
[I liked] Rebecca's funny, warm and engaging personality coupled with solid teaching of valuable skills. Being able to review the videos multiple times was awesome, as was being able to download the handouts for future reference. [There was] great follow-up and support from Rebecca as well as the chance to "meet" others learning to weave and compare notes. It has consumed way more of my time than I anticipated however it is also much more FUN than I anticipated.... well worth the cost (and even more, frankly)... Also, Rebecca's availability has been awesome.
--Summer Larson, Santa Rosa, CA
Dawn MacFall about her experience partway through Part 1 after trying to learn tapestry in other ways:
I'm really having a wonderful experience with this format!
Everything about this class is superb.
It is perfect for allowing me to take the time to really learn tapestry at my own pace.
Thank you again for providing this opportunity to learn from you. It is a dream come true and a check off my "bucket list".
--Sue Murray, Lancaster, PA
I am sad it is the last day of our three-part courses, Rebecca. Even if there was a day I could not get to my tapestry weaving, I always knew the classes were there waiting for me and you were available if I had questions.
Thank you very very much for all the effort you put into making these three courses fun, educational, and so substantial. The courses are well worth the tuition you charge and I only hope you feel satisfied with what you have accomplished with this effort. You are one of my heroes....
--Patricia Jordan, San Jose, CA
[Rebecca's note: Classes had an end date when Patricia first started, but now they are forever access and she continues to use the material in her new studio with her new Leclerc tapestry loom.]
Pathwright is so good and has an easy learning curve. I am not very computer saavy and had no problems using it on my iPad.
--Susan, Lancaster, PA
I like how you continued to update the videos or handouts in response to specific questions people had and also posted other people's ideas. It makes the class feel like a "real" class rather than a virtual one. Your prompt feedback is also extremely valuable and made me feel like I was in a class.
I am so glad I took this class. I really feel like I am gaining a solid foundation for what I hope will be years of tapestry weaving.
--Julie, Orinda, CA
Rebecca is an excellent teacher. She is able to see what is helpful for beginners to understand and presents the material in a nice sequential way.
It was particularly helpful to see several minutes of weaving on the videos and feel the rhythm of the weaving. I became more comfortable with shoving my hand in the shed because I had seen in the video that it wouldn't harm anything. I did enjoy the "out takes".
--Pam Mullen, Kirkland, WA