You will learn how to prepare the warp for a loom and gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as plain weave, rya knotting, looping and pattern making. A diverse, exciting and surprising range of tools and materials such as yarn, plastics, and un-spun wool will be provided. Textile Artist and Artist Educator Áine Byrne will lead you through the design process of preparing and weaving on the frame loom. You can take the frame and tools with you, so you can continue weaving at home.
Áine Byrne is a practicing Textile artist, designer and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Áine has completed a wide range of residencies and exhibitions both nationally and internationally with a focus on bringing traditional approaches to weave into the contemporary age through the use of sustainable materials, vibrant colour ways and modernist patterns. In addition to her work as a textile designer Aine is a part time lecturer in Fashion and Textiles. Áine is experienced at leading workshops in a range of settings including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Somerset House and her studio in Space, Hackney Wick.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 14+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £40 (£30 students) with all proceeds supporting our After School Club for local state school students.