My new creative workshop in weave will allow you to slow down your pace while learning a new skill in a simple way. Weave is a meditative process that helps to calm the mind, and encourages strategic thinking.
While most of us enjoy the digital advantages of the 21st century through using the endless supply of gadgets I am fascinated with the task how we can simplify ideas, take part in activities without investing into expensive machines. I explores 'How would our ancestors weave without complex machines we now think we cannot work without?'.
In my workshop you will make your own tools such as the frame to weave on. Through noticing available resources, and being experimental with threads, up-cycled materials and natural forms I wish to inspire and reinforce the idea of creative thinking and making.
I will demonstrate all techniques and offer one-on-one support during the workshop.
Brief history of weave: the way it evolved over the centuries, the significance of it in the 21st century and on human brain activity, introduction of artists who use weave as a non-functional art form or designers employing weave in their functional work.
An introduction to weave vocabulary, tools and the technique.
Introduction of the creative process ahead.
Make of looms/weaving frame using creative solutions.
Weaving weft into warp to experiment and make works. This includes making weft threads from found materials as well as using ready-made threads.
Finishing processes to stabilise works.
Group discussion about works made. Reflection and feedback.
Available dates: Saturday, 20th July; 17th-18th Aug
Time: Sat 1:30-6pm, Sun 12:30-5pm
Where: Whitefriars Studios, Whitefriars Ave, HA3 5RN
Transport: Bakerloo line, overground, and fast train from Euston (in 13mins) to Harrow & Wealdstone
Price: £210 p/p two days, or £110 one day; includes all materials, snacks and refreshments
Enquires and sign up: email
The group is kept small so that everyone gets requited time and support during the workshop. For private classes please email.
To book 50% deposit is required to secure your place on the workshop. It is non-refundable however it can be transferred to another workshop date should your plans change. The remaining 50% is payable before the workshop start time; you will receive confirmation of both payments being received and a place kept for you. Payments to be made via bank transfer.
Future dates: email