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Abstract Woven Hangings

Tutor: Jackie Bennett
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday 9 February 2018

This workshop is now full, please call our office to be added to a waiting list on 01273 204 204

Create your own unique textural weaving, ready to hang on the wall. We will be working on small frames which are easy to warp up. Learn soumak technique, knotting and fringing effects. You may choose to include sticks, beads etc. We will look at a variety of ways to finish off your weaving. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some weaving experience. Weaving materials and equipment are provided. Different yarns and materials will be available to experiment with. Please bring small scissors, an old dining fork, a 30cm ruler and a pencil. If you wish to continue at home, frame looms may be purchased from the tutor for £20 (optional) and additional yarns will also be available to purchase. 

Please bring small scissors, a 30cm ruler and a pencil – and any materials you may have. If you wish to continue at home, frame looms may be purchased from the tutor for £20 (optional) and additional yarns will also be available to purchase.

About the tutor

Jackie teaches weaving as an art form, exhibits and undertakes commissions internationally. She has been weaving for over 20 years and teaching for 12 years. Jackie started weaving on small frames whilst on an Art and Design Foundation Course. She then studied African and Asian Art and Archaeology at SOAS, London University. She completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving, at West Dean College in 1997 and continues to work in weave, sometimes including embroidery and felt-making. She is a member of the British Tapestry Group, which promotes contemporary tapestry weaving in the UK, and the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

“Tapestry weaving is definitely a slow art. It is also very rewarding as the process of weaving has a calming effect, using colour and texture in a direct, hands-on and creative way. Through my workshops I like to encourage individual expression and help the personality of each weaver to come through”



 ' I really enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She has lots of knowledge about weaving techniques and is very supportive and helpful. '  Jenny

"I very much enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She is a very patient teacher and has helped me to have confidence in weaving my own designs, assisting with the design process as well with learning the weaving techniques themselves"  Julie B

Thank you for such an informative day I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next class.’ Marion B

‘Thank you so much. I am having great fun with my frame at home’. Mandi