This simple supplementary weft technique was developed by Theo Moorman (UK 1907-1990). She invented a weave structure to help her create designs, textures/ colour blends, and images almost sitting on ‘top’ of a woven ground. The technique has many applications such as a wall piece, table runner, place mat, cushion, bag/purse or clothing. Moorman used her technique for art pieces and many architectural commissions.
This two day workshop will be run in a Round Robin format. You will experience different set ups for various applications, and will be guided through exercises to understand the potential of this technique.
Participants will get instructions on how to set up their loom. Let us know if you need help, we can arrange a time/place to give you assistance.
The workshop aims to be relaxed and experimental.
People will work at their own pace.
Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea provided
DATES: 5 and 6 October 2019
TIME: 9.30 -12.30 and 1.00 - 4.00
EQUIPMENT: This workshop requires a 4 shaft table loom
Looms can be hired from CSW @ $15/month.
- Prepared loom (set up details will be provided)
- Yarn used for the warp. Any yarns you may like to use, thick, thin, include effect yarns, handspun if you have, and some rag fabrics
- shuttle stick or boat shuttle for weaving ground
- reading glasses if needed.