I teach workshops and retreats throughout North America. Join me for an in-person experience! I also now lecture and teach remotely for guilds and other interested groups.

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Workshop schedule

2017

May 2017: Weavers Guild of Rochester; Rochester, N.Y. 

The Tapestry Butterfly (design class) and Sand in my Shoes lecture

Vermont 2017: June 1-5. A masterclass retreat run by me! You can see what last year's retreat was like HERE. I'll be announcing registration through my newsletter only. You can sign up HERE.

June 2017: Midwest Weaver's Conference, Indianapolis; Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Predicting the Unpredictable: Color in Tapestry (3 days)
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving (1 day)
Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists (1/2 day)

June 2017: Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds Conference, Victoria, B.C. Registration opens 1/1/17.

If you are a student in my Hokett class at this conference, the information about where to buy looms is HERE.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Color in Tapestry (3 days)
Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists (half day)
The Mobile Tapestry Weaver: Weaving Tapestry on a Hokett Loom (1 day)

Colorado 2017: July 22-26. A masterclass retreat run by me. I am offering the same retreat twice, once in July and once in August in the same location. More information is available HERE.

Colorado 2017: August 5-9. A masterclass retreat run by me! This retreat will be focused on inspiration that comes from our environment. It will be held in the Colorado Rockies. Full information available HERE.

October 2017: Las Vegas, NV. Intermediate Tapestry Techniques. FULL, guild members only.

October 2017: Mesilla Valley Weaver's Guild, Las Cruces, N.M.

Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry (2 days)
Intermediate Tapestry Techniques (1 day).


Interested in a tapestry retreat?

One of my goals as a tapestry instructor is to create learning opportunities that best encourage students to continue learning and improving their skills. I have started teaching masterclass retreats and will offer several a year. The first retreat was in June of 2016 in Vermont. You can see the details of this retreat along with a blog post link about it and some comments from students here: Vermont 2016. 

I will be offering three retreats in 2017. One in Vermont June 1-5 and two in Colorado July 22-26 and August 5-9.  You can find out more about Vermont HERE and Colorado HERE.

Color wheel fun at the Vermont 2016 retreat

Color wheel fun at the Vermont 2016 retreat

Reviews

Betsy Szymanski, piece from online Warp and Weft class

Betsy Szymanski, piece from online Warp and Weft class

Robbie LaFleur wrote two nice blog posts about the Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry workshop I taught in Minneapolis in March of 2016: 

http://robbielafleur.com/2016/03/09/rebecca-mezoffs-tapestry-workshop-variety-was-the-theme/


http://robbielafleur.com/2016/03/11/the-glimakra-tapestry-loom-finally-in-action/

Molly Elkind wrote a lovely blog post about a class I taught in Atlanta in 2016: 

http://mollyelkindtalkingtextiles.blogspot.com/2016/01/why-take-workshop.html


Rebecca, can’t believe that a week ago I was setting up the space for your workshop! I wanted to thank you for the energy, enthusiasm and expertise that you brought to the class. A few participants, who originally just took the class because it was an inexpensive way to learn something new, are hooked! Manu wanted to keep the loom to take back to SF to work on; and Hannah who loves fiber but has never thought of herself as a weaver, said she’s almost completed the warp! Suellen, a confirmed knitter, plans on buying a loom as well. The balance of slide presentation and work time was well planned.

The evaluations were full of praise; many said that it exceeded their expectations and many had suggestions for another class: more advanced techniques, making images, shading, letter forms, color blending and gradation. People seemed to want to play around to see what they actually learned and remembered, and then wanted more advanced techniques next year.

I believe the following probably sums up what many were feeling: “Totally inspiring and uplifting way to spend two days. Thank you.”
— Wendy Regier, organizer Cavendish Tapestry Project who applied for and received grant funding for the workshop
After the passing of James Koehler, I felt as if I had lost my tapestry compass. An enthusiastic newcomer to weaving, I had invested in a big loom and a lot of James-dyed tapestry yarn, his “student palette”, and now the guide had gone.

Into this void stepped Rebecca Mezoff with her ebullient personality, encouraging manner and abundant knowledge of tapestry and tapestry techniques. With her guidance, I am feeling more and more confident in my ability to proceed in this complex weaving form.

My recent focus has been to learn color gradation and in this most recent workshop, to learn how to move colour around in specific shapes in this tapestry which was a study for a larger piece that I am working on at home. Rebecca assisted each of us on what we wanted to learn after first giving a presentation of various tapestry techniques and an inspiring overview of the work of many contemporary tapestry artists.

This was my 3rd class with Rebecca and once again I find in her a kindred spirit in love with this art form. I would highly recommend anyone interested in learning more about tapestry to take her classes.
— Marilyn Martinuk, CO, USA

I felt so validated in my design skills. With more skill learned from you, I trust my decision making enough that when I’m alone in my studio I will be able to design to my liking, with a lot of hard work! . . .

A wonderful workshop full of creativity, ideas, learning. You are a generous teacher, not holding back. It was an absolute pleasure being in your workshop.
— Cathie Beckman, Vermont retreat 2016
I thought the tapestry workshop with Rebecca was just great... I thought Rebecca did super at checking in with everyone on an individual basis to help them with their specific questions and levels of ability.

The area where I felt that I really learned some things was in the topic of design. I’m a more realistic tapestry weaver in that I like to do landscapes and subjects in quite a bit of detail. She gave me a process to utilize the shapes/symbols within a project and rearrange them for balance, symmetry, perspective, etc. but still allowing me to stay true to the realistic aspects of the “scene.”
— Sherry P, CO, USA

The workshop provided me with three amazing days among creative, knowledgeable and supportive people, full of inspiring colors and designs. All of this made me wish that we could continue together for many more days, allowing me to practice and learn many more of those skills that good tapestry weaving requires.

Given that Rebecca’s instruction was on an as needed, individualized basis, I learned a lot and never felt out of place as the beginner that I am. So, for me, the workshop could not have been better, leaving me determined to keep practicing the skills I learned, attempting to acquire new ones and hoping that more workshops like the one we had will become available in the future.
— Ute Conly, CO, USA