1st & 2nd March 2019, Woven Tapestry with Sue Lawty, London, UK
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd March 2019, 11.30am-5.30pm Friday, 10.30am- 5pm Saturday 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'
In this two day course, we will explore tactile sensibility in woven tapestry.
Participants will experiment with materials and structures intuitively and
meticulously to build their own unique woven language.
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.
Participants will leave with a purpose and motivation to pursue their own
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. You are welcome to bring any of your own threads you would like to
• Small sharp scissors
• Household Fork
• Sewing needles
• Flat 6” Ruler (for separating warp threads)
• Sketchbook/ notebook
Workshop is suitable for participants with some experience.
12 places available
The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT