In this new creative workshop we will explore materials and learn how to create wonderful texture in our designs!
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
What will I learn?
Working with textile designer and hand-weaver Cassandra Sabo, participants will be exploring the wonderful world of 3D textiles in this fun and creative workshop!
In this practical workshop Cassandra will guide students through the many different ways of translating visual information into beautiful texture. She will demonstrate a number of exciting new techniques to create texture in woven designs, share her insights of how to select and prepare yarns and fibres for a project and help students translate their ideas into practical, textured samples for future reference.
Working in a fun and creative environment, students will be working individually and in a group to connect ideas with outcomes and generate a series of samples for their next creative project.
Over the course of the 2-day workshop, students will learn practical weaving skills:
- Explore different types of texture in design
- Draw on primary & secondary research for inspiration and to fuel ideas
- Look for visual cues in research to connect with practical
- Learn new techniques to create 3D texture and more subtle 2D texture
- Explore different materials and learn how to select and prepare yarns & fibres for a project
- Create a series of samples to use as a reference
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop would suit those who love textiles and are looking for ways to add texture to their next woven project. Students will enjoy a very practical workshop, translating ideas by learning new techniques and patterns to create a visually stunning diary of ideas!
Participants in this workshop will find it fun and creative, working independently and within a group to share ideas, trouble-shoot techniques and find inspiration! Typical class sizes hold a maximum of 12 students so there will be opportunities to share ideas and be given guidance.
Day 1: Explore different textures in design, Understand Primary & Secondary research to fuel ideas, Connect Visual Cues with the Practical
Day 2: Explore materials to connect ideas, Practice new techniques and patterns to create texture, Create samples to take home
Looms & Equipment
Students will be weaving on The Oxford Frame Loom, our unique frame loom design that enables weavers to discover their weaving style. They will be working on our Medium loom for the duration of the workshop, but will be given the opportunity to purchase the loom at a discount of up to 25% should they wish to do so.
Students who already have The Oxford Frame Loom are encouraged to bring it along to the workshop.
All workshops are held in beautiful Oxford, where our studio backs onto the Oxford Canal and is a stones throw from central Oxford, train & bus stations and on the edge of the thriving Jericho community.
The workshop itself will be held in our studio or the gallery space of the Makespace Oxford building (space permitting).
For those wishing to stay overnight in Oxford and experience what the great city has to offer, we can offer some advice on where to stay and what to do. Get in touch! =)
INTENSIVE: Thursday & Friday, February 22nd & 23rd, 2024
- 2 full days of tuition
- All yarns and fibres (£40 value)
- Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) - Studio workshop only
What's Not Included:
- The Oxford Frame Loom
- Lunch (we request that you bring a lunch on the day or purchase something from The Hayfield Deli across from the studio)