Tricia Goldberg Tapestry Weaving

I have been designing, weaving, and exhibiting tapestries for over twenty-five years. My tapestries are in numerous collections and have been featured in various publications.

One of my goals is to maintain a freshness and liveliness in my weavings. I work in color before finalizing a design, but I weave from a black and white "cartoon" behind the loom. This allows room for play and experimentation.


(Click to see larger pictures)

Market Women,
57" x 84", 1987

72" x 72", 2002

Quilt With Tulips,
42" x 34", 1984

Untitled Abstract,
57" x 44", 1988
(Designed with Bonnie Boren)

29" x 95", 1985

Classes, workshops, presentations, and exhibitions

Current and upcoming classes and exhibitions:

  • I offer ongoing Saturday and Wednesday classes 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in traditional tapestry weaving techniques at my studio in downtown Berkeley, near BART. Students weave a sample and may also weave a design of their own. All levels are welcome, and no previous weaving experience is necessary. There are a maximum of six students. Students sign up for an eight-week class with flexible attendance. All equipment and materials are provided. (Note: These classes are currently "on hold". Get in touch for further information.)
  • Tapestry Weaving: Techniques, Patterns, and Colors, a three-day workshop at CNCH 2020 (Conference of Northern California Handweavers), April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, in Burlingame, CA. (Rescheduled for 2022; dates to be determined.)
  • The Art of Tapestry Weaving, three-day workshops twice a year at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA. Note that these are also "on hold" right now, but stay tuned!
  • More IMPACT: Climate Change, Tapestry Weavers West (TWW) exhibition, San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum, San Jose, CA, July 18 through August 22, 2021.

For more information:

Instagram: @triciatapestry

Recent exhibitions, presentations, and classes:

  • IMPACT: Climate Change, Tapestry Weavers West (TWW) and Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWiNE) joint exhibition, Belmont, MA, September 8 to October 13, 2019, and at The Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2019 through March 13, 2020.

  • Spring and fall three-day tapestry weaving workshops since 2014 at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
  • May 2017, Tapestry Weaving and Inspiration, presentation to the Foothills Fiber Guild, Nevada City, CA.
  • Three-day workshop, Tapestry Weaving: Techniques for Your Toolkit, January 26 through 28, 2017, sponsored by The American Tapestry Alliance, in San Jose, CA.
  • January 28 to March 10, 2016, seven Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9:30: The Art of Tapestry Weaving at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
  • 2014 through 2016, tapestry workshops at Michaelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (See my flyer for this class); the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; and the Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA.
  • In June 2015, a three-day private workshop for a group of eight friends--get in touch to arrange your own! (Minimum four students.)
  • February 2015: Motherlode Weavers and Spinners, Columbia, CA, presentation and two-day workshop, From Image to Loom.

  • June 21, 22, and 23, 2014: Tapestry: From Image to Loom, a workshop at Snow Farm - The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA.
  • April 25, 26, and 27, 2014: Interpreting Designs for Tapestry: Choosing colors, patterns, and techniques, a three-hour presentation with demonstration and hands-on experience, presented twice; and Tapestry: Expressions, a six-hour workshop; Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH): Branch Out with Fibers, Oakland, CA.
  • January 20, 2014: Presentation/studio visit for The Golden Gate Weavers Guild.
  • January 10, 11, and 12, 2014: Tapestry Weaving and the Language of Color, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA (following the Tapestry Weavers West exhibition Tapestry Alights on the Central Coast).
  • September 21 and 22, 2013: Tapestry: From Image to Loom (presentation and workshop), Southern California Handweavers' Guild, Los Angeles, CA.