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Tree Weaving Workshop

 

Tutor: Jackie Bennett
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: POSTPONED

Create your own unique textural mini-weaving, ready to hang on the wall. We will be working on small frames which are easy to warp up. Learn needle weaving, knotting, soumak technique and other textural effects. We will also look at a variety of ways to finish off your weaving.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some weaving experience.

Materials

Small Frame Looms and yarns will be supplied for each participant to keep.  The cost of this is factored into the price of the workshop and represents excellent value.

The kit includes:

A small tapestry frame

A selection of wool, cotton and linen yarns in suitable tree and landscape colours

Sufficient warp to warp the frame
Plastic Needles (2 per kit)
Stick Shuttles ( 1 per kit)
Safety pins ( 2 per kit)

Please bring your own scissors and pencil

What you might want to bring:

A metal fork (to use as a beater)
A notebook and pen
Any yarns you have that you might like to use (but this is optional as there will be sufficient yarns provided)
A tablet, smart phone or camera with which to take photos (optional)

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 the help personality of each weaver to come through”

  

Testimonials

 '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

Wonderful afternoon of weaving.  Jackie presented a clear, concise course in weaving as an introduction.  Her in-depth knowledge and expertise and personal style.  Very nice company.  Made the course very enjoyable

Well taught.  Relaxing.  Therapeutic.

Wonderful afternoon of weaving.  Jackie presented a clear, concise course in weaving as an introduction.  Her in-depth knowledge and expertise and personal style.  Very nice company.  Made the course very enjoyable.

The relaxed style of the teacher, the fact it was a small group meaning we all got some individual support.