Weavers summer school

The ANU School of Art Textiles Workshop is proud to offer the 10th Weavers summer school! This is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced weavers to use the workshop looms for a personal project. This can be for a finished piece or to engage in weave experimentation.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Monique van Nieuwland 2-5 & 7-9 December Saturday 9am-4pm 7 $1200 Enrol now

Course outline

The ANU Textiles Workshop is offering its 12th Weavers’ Summer School! This is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced weavers to use the workshop looms for a personal project. This can be for a finished piece or to engage in weave experimentation. Applicants will need to have completed basic introduction to 4 shaft weave structures.

  • The Weavers’ Summer School offers:
  • 3 counter-march 8-10 shaft treadle looms, all with double back beam
  • 3 computer dobby looms (24 shafts), all with double back beam
  • Weaving equipment ie warping mill, shuttles, bobbin winder, threaders, temples etc
  • Assistance with calculations and set up of projects
  • Instruction and assistance with use of computer design program and looms
  • Informal show-and-tell and exchange by participants and tutor

Participants are required to contact the tutor first to organise materials before the summer school starts. Previous projects have included complex weave scarves, large throws, table runner sets, decorative wall pieces, lengths of (clothing/upholstery) material, bed cover, window treatment, floor rugs (wool/rag).

Dates:

Sat 2 Dec through to Sat 9 Dec 2017 (except Wednesday 6th: rest day)

Materials list

Participants are required to contact the tutor first to organise materials before the summer school starts. Previous projects have included complex weave scarves, large throws, table runner sets, decorative wall pieces, lengths (for clothing/upholstery), bed cover, window treatment, floor rugs (wool/rag).

Presenter

Monique has been a weaver for more than 35 years. She teaches weave classes in the ANU Textiles workshop, Visual Arts Access program at the ANU, and Canberra Spinners & Weavers. She exhibits her work regularly and is an Accredited Professional Member of Craft ACT.

Please contact the tutor first to discuss your project: monique.van.nieuwland@gmail.com

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