Draw, design and weave for double cloth - 10 day course

Draw, design and weave for double cloth - 10 day course

Duration: 10 days

Price: £650

Run by: James Donald
at PickOne

0131 476 5314

15 Coburg Street

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About the Course

How does one arrive at constructing a woven cloth, where do weavers get there ideas from? This class has been designed for those who wish to give their woven work context from self generated imagery, specifically looking at how one translates the draw mark into a woven fabric and for this class, specifically a double cloth structure.

This 10 day workshop will begin by exploring mark making/drawing through building up surfaces with combinations of colour, utilising a variety of non traditional techniques combined with traditional mark making to produce individual collections of imagery, which will then be a source of inspiration to design and produce ones own double cloth fabric.

Please note this class is about about understanding the structure of a double cloth, as well as translating the hand drawn mark into a double cloth and not necessarily about having a completed length of fabric, although there will be space to complete as much in the two weeks. ​

Day one - Mark making
Day two - Designing your cloth through collage and yarn choice.
Day three - ​Constructing your warp/dressing the loom
Day four - Constructing your warp/dressing the loom
Day five - Constructing your warp/dressing the loom/Weaving your cloth
Day six/day ten - Weaving your cloth

This workshop will suit those who have a firm knowledge of weaving the basics but would like to broaden both their portfolio of weave structures, whilst gaining an understanding in translating ideas from the paper to cloth, specifically double cloth.

All materials and equipment are provided as part of the fee.

Maximum number of students 4. ​

Please note a 5% early bird discount, £32.50 is applicable if booked prior to the 16.03.18. making the discounted price £617.50. This again can be paid through Paypal, alternatively I can send you bank details to make a BACS payment directly. ​

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment are provided as part of the fee. A 16" 8 shaft Ashford loom will be used for the duration of this workshop.

Warps will be prepared on warping mills on two beams.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided through out.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 24th September 2018

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