Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 January 2021, Passementerie Weaving, Virtual Workshop with Elizabeth Ashdown
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 January 2021, 2-5pm GMT
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by Elizabeth Ashdown
Elizabeth Ashdown MA RCA, is an artist based in South East England. She creates contemporary, hand woven artworks using the endangered craft of Passementerie. Only one of a few hand Passementerie weavers working in the UK today, Elizabeth combines traditional craft skills with a contemporary aesthetic in order to create intriguing and playful art works.
Intricate weaving techniques are combined with an energetic use of colour, pattern and material combinations to create one-off and bespoke artworks, both large and small. Elizabeth’s process is labour-intensive yet playful and intuitive. Every part of her work is created by hand – from carefully dyeing silk yarns in vibrant colours, to spinning cords and weaving.
Outline of the workshop
Would you like to learn how to create inspiring and beautiful hand woven textiles? Join this exciting, introductory live online course to explore a range of creative approaches to frame loom weaving.
Ideal for beginners, this course is an opportunity to explore exciting and contemporary approaches to frame loom weaving. Working through a variety of textural and three-dimensional weaving techniques, you will learn a range of hand woven effects that explore colour, texture, scale, pattern, yarn and materials.
Over the course of the weekend you will create one hand woven sampler that will showcase your own unique and personal response to weaving. We will be exploring a variety of different weave structures, both traditional and non-traditional.
You will create an exciting and imaginative hand woven sampler that you may decide to frame, or turn in to a small wall hanging. By the end of the workshop you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed in order to carry on weaving at home.
Prior weaving experience is required
Materials list (not provided)
- One frame loom (either with notches or a plain frame)
- One weaving shuttle
- Wool needle
- Notebook and pen
- Assorted yarns
NOTE: A full list will be sent out in advance of the course.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
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