DESIGNING & WEAVING TWILLS – 27 – 29 July 2024


Tutor: Sharon Kearley


Saturday 27 to Monday 29 July 2024


Welcome to this three day workshop where you will explore the simple yet versatile and exciting weave structure known as the Twill. Designed for beginners and intermediate level weavers, drawing inspiration from Sharon’s publication Woven Textiles, A Designer’s Guide you will explore simple warp and weft faced structures, building to more complicated fancy and broken twills.

Day three will see you designing and weaving your own twills based on the knowledge you have gained. Exploring the possibilities of colour theory weaving with contrasting colours, harmonious hues and complimentary opposites, texture and reverse pattern; you will leave with an array of samples, technical notebook and the confidence and inspiration to continue to experiment through playful approaches to create your own individual projects and designs.

Participants will be provided with a teaching pack containing guidance on how to prepare their loom according to supplied warping instructions. There will be two warping and threading plans to choose from depending on the weaver’s confidence level. Please also bring shuttles, a notebook and pencil, fabric scissors, dressmaker pins, your warp yarn and a selection of wefts. It is also handy to bring a camera for visual notes, a mobile phone camera is fine. You are also invited to bring any inspirational visuals that you may like to work from when designing your own twills.

Sharon will provide: detailed handouts, a selection of books to peruse, a range of weft yarns for experimentation and some samples for you to study.

Suitable for beginner and intermediate weavers.

Course Costs: £330.00

Cancellation: refundable up to 3 months prior to the commencement of the course.

Reserve List: If a course is oversubscribed there may be a reserve list available – please contact us via the website for details.

Accessibility: If you have any specific questions regarding the demands of the course please contact us via the website prior to booking.

Covid: We take the well-being of our members and students very seriously. We ask that you do not attend a course at the Workshop if you test positive for Covid or have recently been in contact with someone who has.

5 places available