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Charlotte Grierson

Weaving with Blocks

Weaving with Blocks

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Weaving with Blocks 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.

Weaving with blocks is not a structure in itself but more of a way of thinking. There are various weave structures that require block threadings to weave them. There are also possibilities for combining structures. We will examine the opportunities created by using blocks and also what you need to consider when planing and designing your block weaves.

During the workshop you will cover topics such as:

  • structures that require block threadings
  • combining structures in blocks
  • considering materials and the effect they can have on the weaving
  • profile drafts; how to read and use them

Working on looms set up with a range of different warps and threadings you will be able to weave samples to try a range of possibilities that can be achieved with blocks. You will have supporting handouts to help you to develop your understanding. You will build your confidence to explore a range of options.

To conclude the workshop we will evaluate the range of samples you have woven and identify the characteristics and opportunities relating to block weaves and what you need to consider when weaving them.

You will take home:

  • handouts
  • 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: 

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th January 2024

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February 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

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