01 Jul DOUBLE WEAVE COURSE
Tutor: LAURA THOMAS
(3 days held over 2 weekends. Day 1 devising warp plan; Days 2 & 3 weaving. Looms to be dressed in the intervening week.)
Day 1: Sunday 17 July 2022
Days 2 & 3: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022
An accessible and demystifying introduction to basic 8 shaft, double cloth. Participants will take the first steps into multi-layer weaving to create simple yet striking block patterns. You will learn how to devise your own double cloth warp plan, as well as how to design your own lifting plans. We will also explore the potential for padding the blocks to create a woven quilted fabric, warp / weft floats, colour mixing, ‘colour and weave’ effects, and textured weft yarn experimentation, as per individual interests.
Laura Thomas is an established woven textile artist, designer, educator and curator, working from her South Wales studio. Laura is well known for her unconventional approach to woven textiles which is underpinned by her in depth technical expertise, creative flair and eye for detail. She has taught on the BA Textiles degree course at Carmarthen School of Art since 2004, and been a visiting tutor at many other colleges, guilds and galleries across the UK since 2001.
Course Fees: £295