There are two main themed weeks that we offer – Honeycomb Hybrids and 3 Techniques for Texture.
Honeycomb is a largely under-rated structure, traditionally consisting of plain weave cells alternating with warp and weft float cells. Whilst simple in form, it lends itself to different uses and adaptations. This workshop, based on the book Honeycomb Hybrids : Honeycomb for All Tastes*, introduces you to perhaps a different way of approaching honeycomb, seeing connections with other weaving techniques and encouraging you to explore beyond the basics of any one technique. All yarns and equipment are provided.
3 Techniques for Texture
We look at dimensional texture in weaving, using the techniques of shibori, stitched double cloth and overshot. Using plain weave as the base weave structure, you learn how each technique is related to the others, and the variations that you can play with to give you a wide range of effects. We wet-finish as many samples as possible so that you can get first-hand knowledge of the treatments that work best with each technique and the range of yarns that you can use to get different results. All yarns and equipment are provided.
Themed workshops are for 2 – 4 people.