Introduction to Weaving

The workshop will be using 8 shaft table-top looms and participants will be designing and making ribbons and decorative trims which can be used for a variety of end uses including; fashion, accessories, interiors and other craft projects. This course provides the perfect platform to both begin to learn the process of loom set-up and to get to grips with some weaving techniques, as you will be working on a small scale...

Taught by: Ayse Simsek.

Description

The workshop will be using 8 shaft table-top looms and participants will be designing and making ribbons and decorative trims which can be used for a variety of end uses including; fashion, accessories, interiors and other craft projects. This course provides the perfect platform to both begin to learn the process of loom set-up and to get to grips with some weaving techniques, as you will be working on a small scale. Experienced weavers also very welcome. All the skills you learn are fully adaptable to create larger fabrics on a loom.

Topics covered

  • The workshop will start by designing a ribbon warp based on colours and yarns that inspire you.
  • Participants will be guided through the process of making a warp, putting it onto a loom and threading up and how to weave.
  • Using a variety of materials and techniques you are encouraged to experiment finding designs that you like, which you will produce in longer lengths.
At the end of the week the finished pieces will be taken off the loom, and potential finishing techniques and the end use of the ribbons and trims discussed as a group.

Entry requirements: No experience of weaving is necessary. However, you will be developing your own weave designs and patterns so some design knowledge will be useful.

Level: All levels

Tutor information

Ayse Simsek is a weave technician at Central Saint Martins whilst pursuing her own studio practice creating woven fabrics for interior spaces. She graduated from Royal College of Art in 2011 with an MA in Woven Textiles after completing her BA (Hons) Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Materials

Please bring to the first session:

A collection of images, photos and postcards that inspire you – through colours, textures and patterns.
Scissors
Pencil
Pins
Any yarns or materials you may want to use in your weaving – although not essential as a wide selection will be provided for you.

Details for booking

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