17 February 2018, Woven Tapestry with Sue Lawty, London, UK
Saturday 17 February, 11-5, includes a light lunch and some materials
Taught by Sue Lawty
Lawty's abstract tapestry works are strongly informed by the material of their construction. Whether working in linen, hemp raphia or lead, she talks of the 'integrity of mark making intrinsic to particular thread or structure' and her focus is to 'make work that speaks its own vocabulary'
Participants will be guided to explore woven structures intuitively and meticulously to build particular 'grain' languages pertinent to the material used. Lightness of touch and a pared down palette will give importance to each nuance of mark. Initially, each person will select one thread through which to investigate structure, rhythm, tone and scale. As inquiry develops, one or more yarns may be added to draw out 'the song'. The aim is to retain spontaneity and to develop a heightened sensibility to subtle textural distinctions within the discipline of woven tapestry.
A frame from the Handweavers Studio and a variety of cotton, paper, linen, hemp, raphia, silk threads will be provided for the warp and paired back weft palette.
• Small sharp scissors
• Household Fork
• Sewing needles
• Flat 6” Ruler (for separating warp threads)
• Sketchbook/ notebook
Workshop is suitable for participants with some experience.
8 places available
Selvedge Shop, 162 Archway Road, London N6 5BB
Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking on Langdon Park Road next to the shop.