New online weaving course - beginning July 21st 2020
July 21st - August 25th 6:30 - 8:30pm, every Tuesday evening (6 sessions over 6 weeks), £149.00, City Lit Online.
Frame loom weaving has so much potential aside from the usual tapestry techniques. We will be developing elements of frame loom weaving with ‘traditional’ on loom weaving methods in order to create a collection of contemporary, graphic, striking and colourful fabrics that are normally associated with the fashion industry. We will sample these methods on a smaller scale to reach the potential for developing ideas for interior, fine art or for fashion markets.
What is the course about?
Colour and weave is a traditional on-loom technique of creating fabrics that combine particular woven structures with contrasting colour palettes in order to create lively, energetic and optical fabrics.
Using a frame loom, we will explore techniques and experiment with colour, texture, woven structure, yarn, materials, scale and repeat pattern.
We will be looking at how to apply your woven work to a range of applications. For instance: textured tweeds for scarves, fashion accessories and small-scale works; working with delicate yarns to create pieces for jewellery; creating contemporary and graphic furnishing and cushioning fabrics; using the techniques to create a wide variety of art pieces.
Each week you will dress the frame loom with a fresh warp in order to create a varied collection of fabric samples. Tips and tricks, alongside innovative production methods will be given in order to guide you towards creating one finished piece.
For the full course information and to book your place, please visit the City Lit website: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/frame-loom-weaving-colour-and-weave-techniques