The Weave workshop is focused on designing and making a wide variety of fabrics and structures for an array of applications. This can include fashion, interiors, accessories and one-off woven installation pieces. Students are encouraged to use a range of both experimental and standard materials and approaches.
In this workshop students have produced everything from experimental fabric ranges, through to one off pieces for space and body adornment. Students can learn the basics of how cloth is constructed, then go on to design using increasingly complex structures and ideas. Students can also use their work to make statements about the world they live in, covering issues such as sustainability, bio-design, material futures, e-textiles, and societal.
The Weave workshop has a selection of equipment including table looms, electronic Dobby looms, ARM computerised looms and state of the art TC2 jacquard looms. Weave students have access to all of these looms at different stages of their course.
While any student is welcome to visit us, the primary users are students on the Textile Design course.