Learn all the tips and tricks you need to create your own woven masterpiece! In this 4 hour hands-on course you will learn how to prepare your loom, an array of weaving techniques including plain weave, twills, soumak, tassels plus lots more, how to create leashes on a heddle bar for faster weaving, as well as different ways to finish and remove your completed weave from the loom.
This workshop focuses on weft-faced tapestry weaving techniques to create pattern and texture in the woven piece but other techniques will be discussed throughout the workshop. There will be a 2 shaft table loom available to try out on the day to further your understanding of this wonderful artform.
The class fee includes a locally made loom, weaving needle and extra warp yarn to take home.
About Roz Slade from Be Kind Textiles
Roz is a Melbourne based textile designer and maker that focuses on sharing the importance of the connection people have with textiles and the appreciation for the hand crafted.
After Graduating RMIT Dip. Textile Design and Development where she focused her study on sustainable materials and intricate mindful designs, she stepped away from the outward pressure put on her to create wasteful products using materials and supply chains with questionable ethics. She now prefers a slower more thoughtful design process.
Roz teaches textile based workshops around Melbourne and Regional Victoria, hosted by a variety of organisations and venues, combining her love and knowledge of textiles with the therapeutic act of hand-making.
Her label Be Kind Textiles is about what she loves doing most, creating thoughtful quality products, while using sustainable methods, ethically sourcing materials and being kind to the earth.
This was a fantastic class, suitable for everyone and loads of fun! Such a great location too. A brilliant day :)
Excellent materials. Email for tutorial notes not received via email yet. Great location. Learnt alot about the weaving loom and basic techniques.