I offer an alternative way to learn tapestry weaving with a group of your friends or fellow guild members: online learning. Accessing my teaching through the internet is a great way to keep costs down for your group and allows you long-term access to my expertise as you practice weaving at home and with your group.

I also give lectures remotely. All you need is the projection system you already use for your guild meetings and a small speaker so the crowd can hear my voice.

Remote Lecture Presentation

I deliver lectures via a live-streamed video presentation. This is a great option for weaving guilds who would like to hear my lectures as part of their meetings and need to save some money on flying a lecturer out for an in-person presentation. Lectures are 30-45 minutes long.

If your guild would like a live Q&A via Skype or FaceTime after the video presentation, that is available for up to 45 minutes of questions and a tour of my studio. I do have alternatives to live-streamed video if your venue does not support streaming.

The program was a great success! We especially liked the Q & A with the opportunity to explore your studio.
— Donna Hudson, Weaving Indiana Guild, 2017
I’ve never had so many positive comments after a guild program. The video and live Q&A were the perfect combination. The video is professional, but not at all slick. It’s so personal and thoughtful. I’m still thinking about many of the things you said about loving indigenous motifs and cultures but needing to find your own form as well as the importance of place to informing your art. And you were so personable and engaging via Skype.
— Annette Higby, Vermont Weaver's Guild, 2018

Pricing for lectures

Remote lecture presented in video format: $75
You can preview and purchase the video HERE on Vimeo. You will need a credit card to purchase.

Live Q&A session after the lecture over Skype or FaceTime: $50

Lectures Offered via remote streaming

Sand in My Shoes

I grew up in Gallup, NM surrounded by many different cultures. I was exposed to traditional European-style weaving by my paternal grandparents, I watched the Navajo weavers around the reservation make amazing things on looms often made out of 2 x 4s, and later I learned the Hispanic tapestry traditions. This lecture discusses my tapestry journey from the little girl sewing dolls to professional tapestry weaver.

This lecture is 32 minutes, available immediately. It can be streamed HERE or contact me for other options. 3-month streaming period or you can purchase the video if you are presenting in a location without internet connectivity.

Woven Color: James Koehler and tapestry weaving in the American Southwest

James Koehler was an influential tapestry weaver in the American Southwest in the 90's and 00's. He passed away unexpectedly at 58 years of age in 2011. I was his student and apprentice for 6 years. This lecture talks about his life, his work, and how he influenced many of the tapestry artists working in the Southwestern USA today.

45 minutes, available fall 2018

Rebecca giving a lecture for the Southern California Handweavers Guild in 2016. photo: Leslie Rodier

Group online tapestry classes with support from Rebecca

I am offering my online tapestry classes at a significantly reduced rate to groups. Often these groups are guilds, but it could be a group of friends gathering to learn tapestry in your home or a local yarn shop. Students can work individually on the course from home or the content can be used in a meeting with everyone learning together. Live calls with Rebecca are available with this option.

This option is being offered as a way to encourage in-person meet-ups and to fulfill needs for guilds to have programming options. It is not offered to virtual groups. (Though you're encouraged to use your online tapestry friends to help you progress through the courses! Accountability partners can work wonders and add a lot of fun to learning a new skill.)

Classes I am currently offering in this format:

Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry: This is my signature tapestry techniques class that covers all the fundamentals of tapestry weaving. It is offered here in three parts. More information about this class can be found HERE.

Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms: This is a shorter class aimed at people who want to work on tapestry on small looms. It covers some beginning tapestry weaving concepts and offers some projects to get you started. More information can be found HERE.

Download a PDF with more information and pricing for each option by clicking the buttons below.

 

Instructor bio and images

When she wasn’t digging in the sand in her backyard in New Mexico, Rebecca Mezoff grew up making dolls out of her dad’s old socks. Now she makes large-format tapestries and is often found weaving in her pajamas which she affectionately calls her “home pants”. She also creates courses she teaches online and occasionally she leaves the studio to teach weavers in the real world about color and technique in tapestry. You can find out more about her on her website and blog at http://www.rebeccamezoff.com.

Rebecca’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections. She does work on commission and is currently under contract for two large commissions for private homes. She started her tapestry career as the apprentice of the late master tapestry artist, James Koehler. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Handweaver’s Guild of America’s Convergence, Interweave’s Yarn Fest, and for many regional conferences and guilds. She also runs her own tapestry masterclass retreats several times a year. She has written articles for Fiber Art Now, Tapestry Weaver, Spin Off, Handwoven, and Tapestry Topics and every New Years she considers writing a book proposal. This year she is actually doing it.

 Rebecca Mezoff,  Emergence VII , 45 x 45 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry

Rebecca Mezoff, Emergence VII, 45 x 45 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry

 Rebecca Mezoff, Emergence VI, 16 x 49 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry

Rebecca Mezoff, Emergence VI, 16 x 49 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry

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 Lecturing to some BFA students at Colorado State University

Lecturing to some BFA students at Colorado State University

 Yarn table at a workshop at Michigan Handweavers League conference

Yarn table at a workshop at Michigan Handweavers League conference

 photo: Cornelia Theimer Gardella

photo: Cornelia Theimer Gardella

 photo: Leslie Rodier

photo: Leslie Rodier

 Taking care of your body is extremely important for a fiber artist. Rebecca teaches you how to do this in her lecture,  Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists.

Taking care of your body is extremely important for a fiber artist. Rebecca teaches you how to do this in her lecture, Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists.

 photo: Leslie Rodier

photo: Leslie Rodier

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 Rebecca Mezoff,  Lifelines,  24 x 70 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry; photo: Gregory Case

Rebecca Mezoff, Lifelines, 24 x 70 inches, hand-dyed wool tapestry; photo: Gregory Case