Weaving with silk – 3 Days
Tutor: Sue Harris (21 – 23 April 2018)
Inlay gives an almost complete freedom of design as yarn is laid in by hand to create the design areas in a plain weave ground. A variety of inlay techniques, which make different patterns and intensities of colour, will be sampled before designing a scarf or hanging. Emphasis will be placed on techniques to perfect plain weave, good selvedges and crisp inlay. The course will begin by warping and threading the loom using warps prepared at home, and will include a demonstration of cloth finishing.
Sue Hiley Harris was born in Australia and studied fine art before her move to Britain. She became interested in hand spinning and weaving and studied for the Bradford Diploma in Handloom Weaving. In 1981 she moved to Wales, began to research silk fibres and to weave distinctive garments using spun silk yarn and plain weave with inlay and small areas of tapestry design detail in hand spun silk. In the late 1990s she began to create free-hanging and free-standing three-dimensional sculptures in materials including linen, hemp, wire and nylon monofilament. After receiving a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2013 her materials now include silver and she has returned to making wearable pieces alongside her sculpture. Throughout her career, her work has been concerned with space, line, interval and texture as well as with the properties of the materials used.
Day 1 - 10am to 4pm
Day 2 - 10am to 4pm
Day 3 - 10am to 4pm