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Workshop taught by Charlotte Grierson

Design for weaving on 8 Shafts

Design for weaving on 8 Shafts

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New Three day Workshop

Dates: Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th August 2024 

This summer Design for Weaving workshop with Charlotte Grierson will be held at Cockpit in Deptford. It is aimed at weavers who want to develop their design techniques and carry them through to weaving.

Learning in a small group we will:

  • cover different approaches to starting a project or brief
  • consider how to use source materials
  • develop design techniques 

No prior drawing or design skills are required.

Then moving on to translating design ideas into weaving we will consider the roles of:

  • colour
  • texture
  • pattern
  • structure

Working on looms set up with a range of different warps, you will try out weave structures and techniques using a variety of yarns to create samples relating to your design work.

You will have a wide range of yarns to choose from for wefts, so that you can see the different effects that you can achieve. You will have handouts with weave structures to support you to try and suggestions relating to the different looms set up.

At the end of the session we will evaluate the samples you have woven to understand what you have achieved and identify other possibilities and opportunities you could explore.

You will take home:

  • handouts
  • your own notes and designwork
  • samples you have woven.

All materials are included.

This 3 day workshop will run on:

Mon 5th through to Wed 7th August 2024

Times: 10am-4.30pm

Location: Cockpit, 18-22 Creekside, Deptford SE8 3DZ.

Charlotte Grierson has an MA in Textiles and is a handweaver with over 20 years of experience. She designs and makes her own functional and art-led work from her studio at Cockpit in Deptford. She also has over 14 years of experience of teaching practical weaving classes. 

For more information do email me via the form on my contact page.

If you would like to do this workshop but are unable to do these dates please email

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