Supplementary Weaves is a 2 day workshop taught by Charlotte Grierson and held at Cockpit in Deptford. This workshop is suitable for early stage weavers through to intermediate level. The aim will be to build your understanding and confidence so that you can go on to use blocks in may ways in your weaving.
Adding anything to a ground weave that does not cover the whole warp can be considered a supplementary weave. This can be in warp or weft or both. It is great for creating spot patterns, distorting threads and creating textural weaves. This workshop will cover the technicalities of putting on supplementary warps and what you should consider and plan when designing a cloth.
During the workshop you will cover topics such as:
- spot and dot patterns
- creating distortions
- creating texture using tension
Working on looms set up with a range of different warps; threadings and materials, you will be able to weave samples to try a range of possibilities of supplementary warp and weft. You will have supporting handouts to help and develop your understanding. You will build your confidence to explore and experiment with a wide range of wefts.
To conclude the workshop we will evaluate the range of samples you have woven and identify the characteristics and opportunities of supplementary weaves and what you need to consider when weaving them.
You will take home:
- your own notes and paperwork
- samples you have woven.
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.
All materials are included.
Dates and details:
This 2 day workshop will run twice on:
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2024
Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March 2024
Times: 10am-4/4.30pm each day.
For more information do email me via the form on my contact page.
If you would like to do this workshop but the are unable to do these dates please email.