Welcome! Hi, I'm Janna Maria.
I'm a professional dyer, tapestry weaver and instructor.
I would love to welcome you to my studio, and I have a few great options to offer:
Learn to weave tapestry in person
I am currently offering one-on-one tapestry weaving instruction from my studio on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
These lessons offer an opportunity for both introductory instruction in our initial meetings, as well as specialized offerings in subsequent meetings based on the interest of the student. Students usually book 2-4 4hour lessons. COVID measures are in place for the entirety of the workshop. One-on-one in person fees are $50/hr
Email Janna to set up your one-on-one sessions: janna(at)everleayarn.ca
Learn to weave tapestry online
I have launched two comprehensive tapestry workshops with the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS) which are perfect for beginner or beyond beginner students.
In my first course, we begin with tapestry terms, tools and supplies. You will learn about different tapestry loom options, the pros and cons of each as well as a tutorial on how to build and warp up a PVC tapestry loom. Then we move on to making three projects which each cover new fundamental techniques that will set you up for success in creating your own woven artworks after the course is done.
In my second course, Techniques in Tapestry, we cover three kinds of stripes including horizontal stripes and two kinds of vertical stripes, as well as double weft interlock, and how to block your tapestry.
Tiny Tapestries via Zoom
Tiny Tapestries is intimate, live and online, and introduces new weavers to the ins and outs of weaving small-scale tapestry in a gentle yet rigorous 2-hour workshop.
We cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving including some 'magic' techniques.
This workshop is offered periodically via Everlea's Zoom as well to private groups, guilds and associations by request. Join our mailing list to be in the loop about my next live workshop. Book Janna for your online group lesson by emailing janna(at)everleayarn.ca
Online one-on-one consults
If you have taken any of my workshops, including any live, online or in-person workshops, and you'd like some further one-on-one direction, please reach out to me at janna(at)everleayarn.ca. My rates for consults are $25 per half hour.