Rug Weaving – 2 courses

Rug Weaving – 2 courses

 

Tutor: Jason Collingwood

RUG WEAVING: 3-end Blockweave

Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 October 2021

An exploration of three-end block weaves, the same structure Jason uses to weave all his rugs.

Starting with simple two-colour designs and moving on to designing within the blocks and the introduction of a third colour.
Techniques such as clasped wefts and dovetailing will be looked at to further increase the design scope of this structure.
2 / 1 double faced twill will also be covered in this class.

Special emphasis will be placed on Shaft Switching, everyone being able to adapt their looms in class to try out this exciting technique.

Having initially learnt the craft at 18 years of age from his father, Jason returned to it in his mid-20s to set up his own workshop. 35 years, and thousands of rugs later, 2020 was the year Jason decided to ‘hang up his shuttle’ and take a step back from weaving. So, these 2 classes will quite possibly be the last ever he teaches, as there are no plans to continue actively pursuing the teaching side of things.

Fees: £245 – Full member;  £270 – Associate member;  £300 – Non-member

 

RUG WEAVING: 2/2 Twill Course

Saturday 16 to Monday 18 October 2021

The course will include straight twill, broken twill and twill on opposites.

Within the above three structures many two and three colour sequences will be explored, each giving their own unique design. Crossed wefts (parallel and contrary motion) and clasped wefts will be applied to 2/2 twill, further increasing the design possibilities. Pick-up and 3/1 double faced twill will also be looked at. This class will also include some work with Shaft Switching, students learning how to adapt their own looms.

Having initially learnt the craft at 18 from his father, Jason returned to it in his mid-20s to set up his own workshop. 35 years, and thousands of rugs later, 2020 was the year Jason decided to ‘hang up his shuttle’ and take a step back from weaving. So, these 2 classes will quite possibly be the last ever he teaches, as there are no plans to continue actively pursuing the teaching side of things.

 Fees: £245 – Full member; £270 – Associate member; £300 – Non-member

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