Weaving with James Donald

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May, £300 incl materials and light refreshments

James Donald is a hand weaver producing collections for the apparel market in merino lambs wool. Presently all pieces are woven on a 32 shaft computerised Louet Megado loom marrying contemporary technology with traditional production techniques. He has exhibited his award-winning textiles both nationally and internationally.

Course Outline

This class' focus on weaving a length of fabric utilising an overshot technique, this structure was traditionally woven as a decorative fabric for bedding, where many variations were produced. The aim is to walk away with a length for a finished wearable scarf piece or a series of samples in merino lambs wool, having explored a variety of overshot lifts using differing lifts on a common warp. 

Students will also be led through the weaving process; with yarn types being discussed before warping begins on a warping mill, with instructions given on how to dress a 4-shaft Ashford table loom as well as finishing techniques.  

This class would suit those with no weaving experience to those with some weave knowledge but have a healthy curiosity for interesting weave structures"

There are 5 places available on this course, all materials and equipment are provided- please don't bring your own looms.

Venue
Coburg House Art Studios (Studio 7),

15 Coburg Street,
Leith,
Edinburgh,
EH6 6ET