2021 Courses

Tutor: Laura Thomas   (7 March - 27 March 2021)   Building upon nearly 20 years’ experience as a professional weaver and lecturer, working at the highest level in the craft, design, art and education arenas, Laura has distilled this breadth of expertise into an exciting new self-directed online course, ‘Design for Weave’. The course is designed for those with existing weave knowledge but want to build their design understanding and confidence. Laura has broken down the key ingredients of great weave design into accessible chapters covering all the design fundamentals. Richly visual and written in straightforward language, you will feel inspired and energised as you watch short films on the subjects of mood-boards, colour, texture and pattern.  This is underpinned by being introduced to The Design Process for Weavers, writing a personal brief and how to evaluate a project. There is also a bonus chapter which takes you through some examples of how to approach translating design ideas into weave structures. Mindful that many feel intimidated by the very question of how to design, each topic is discussed with clarity with the aim to be accessible as possible. You will be encouraged to think in an expansive, open-minded way to enable you to have a...