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
An introduction to weave vocabulary, tools and the technique.
Introduction of the creative process ahead.
Make of weaving frame using creative solutions.
Weaving weft into warp to experiment and make work. This includes making weft threads from found materials as well as using ready-made threads.
Finishing processes to stabilise work.
Group discussion, reflection and feedback.
Available dates: Saturday, 31st Aug, 7th, 14th, 21st September
Time: Sat 1:30-6pm
Where: Whitefriars Studios, Whitefriars Ave, HA3 5RN
Transport: Bakerloo line, overground, and fast train from Euston (in 13mins) to Harrow & Wealdstone
Price: £110 one day, or continuous dates with -10%; includes all materials, snacks and refreshments
Enquires and sign up: email
OR book on: https://weave_workshop.eventbrite.co.uk
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