I teach workshops and retreats throughout North America. See the schedule below for my live appearances.

I also lecture and teach remotely for guilds and other interested groups. If you'd like to have me present to your group over the internet including a live call with a Q&A session, click the button below for what I am currently offering in this format.

Where is Rebecca teaching?

You can find more information about upcoming retreats on the Tapestry Retreats page of my website including links to past retreats if you want an idea of what happens at one!

2019

Taos 2019: Color! This was a fantastic retreat. You can see the review on my website HERE.

Colorado 2019 Foundations Retreat: CSU Mountain Campus. This was another wonderful beginning retreat.

Vermont 2019: Color! September 5-9

2020: Save the date!

Details for all 2020 retreats and one potential craft school workshop will be announced first in my newsletter. You can sign up on THIS page of my website at the bottom where it says SUBSCRIBE.

Taos 2020: January 23-27, 2020, This retreat will be opened to alumni first. If you have attended any of my retreats in the past, you’ll get an invitation sometime in fall of 2019 with a registration period. This retreat has had such intense interest that I have to manage registration in some way and I’ve decided that for the next few years at least, I’m going to reserve it for alumni first. If it doesn’t fill after the alumni registration period, it will be opened to anyone interested. Specific subject matter to be announced this fall.

Colorado 2020: June 15-19, 2020 at CSU Mountain Campus outside of Fort Collins, CO. Details TBA in the fall of 2019. This will be an outdoors inspiration-oriented design workshop in the vein of THIS one. It will not require hiking but will use the natural environment for small sketch tapestry inspiration.

A special new offering as yet untitled: June 22-26, 2020 at CSU Mountain Campus outside of Fort Collins, CO. This will be a special workshop in collaboration with another instructor you all know and love. More details coming in the fall of 2019.

Vermont 2020: May 28-June 1, 2020. I love this Good Commons venue and intend to continue teaching there every year. Most likely this will be a retreat where we gather to work on design, technique, and talk about tapestry questions in a group setting. I’ll have exercises for people who are newer to tapestry, but it will not be a retreat for absolute beginners. If you have questions about design and how to mesh that with technique or you want to bring your design ideas and work through them with the help of myself and other students, this is the retreat for you.

Tapestry Foundations for beginners: I am looking for a place to do an in-person 3 to 5 day workshop somewhere in Colorado, Wyoming, or New Mexico in fall of 2020.

Don’t want to wait for a beginning class? If you take my online Warp and Weft course, you can come to any of my other retreats. So if you don’t want to wait for the next Foundations retreat, jump into THIS course now then sign up for the next regular retreat!

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

Molly Elkind’s review of Taos 2019: Enchanting Color With Rebecca Mezoff in Taos

Beth Emmott’s blog post about the Colorado 2017 retreat: Tapestry Camp

Donna Wynn’s review of another Colorado 2017 retreat: Tapestry Camp: How I spent my Summer Vacation

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

Rebecca Mezoff's tapestry workshop: Variety was the theme.

The Glimakra tapestry loom, finally in action.

 

Molly Elkind wrote post about a class I taught in Atlanta in 2016: Why take a workshop?

Further reviews of Rebecca’s teaching can be found on the Review page of this website.


The best part of the workshop was you—you are funny, sensitive, supportive, knowledgeable, creative, and so caring. You did an excellent job bridging the gap between beginners and intermediates—what a difficult teaching assignment. I wanted to steal you away and have you focus just on me and all my design and technique questions that is how good you are.
— Linda Giesen, tapestry artist, Mesilla Valley Weavers

Rebecca handled a vast diversity of tapestry skill levels with style and grace. No one felt left out.
Very prepared teacher to handle different levels of weaver. Very challenging lessons.
Loved this class.
What a great class!
Fantastic. I learned so many wonderful techniques. Rebecca Mezoff is a wonderful teacher.
— Comments from Las Vegas Fiber Guild after a workshop in October 2017.

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

I am so glad I had a chance to soak up all that Colorado sunshine, but it is the glow from all I learned in the workshop that warms the most. Thanks Rebecca for sharing all your expertise and providing the jump start that is so welcome. And thanks to all for the inspiring enthusiasm and wonderful atmosphere of a creative group.
— Dora Green after 2014 workshop at The Recycled Lamb in Golden, CO

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 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