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Weaving With Nature’s Fibres
31/08/2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$140
$140 (payment via phone or in stores only)
In this 5 hour workshop you will create your own bespoke shawl, scarf or cowl using ethically and locally sourced natural materials such as linen, organic cotton and merino wool.
With the global push toward sustainability and slow fashion, there is a growing desire to create our own clothing using time-honoured skills passed on by our ancestors.
The ancient art of weaving is the foundation of making all fabric/cloth. The slow repetitive motions of weaving create a relaxed mediative state of mind whilst the hands are kept busy and the cloth grows in length, texture and beauty.
What to Expect:
To create your individual piece you will learn to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom, a simple two shaft loom which allows the weaver freedom to express their own style within the cloth.
Techniques such as tabby, soumak, rya and creating loop pile will be covered. We will learn the warping process and finishing techniques also.
About Your Tutor:
Rebecca Muscat is a Blue Mountains Fibre Artist working primarily in loom weaving and macrame, crochet and embroidery.
Using the natural environment as a source of eternal inspiration, Rebecca favours a sparse, neutral palette to highlight the texture and form of her two & three dimensional works.
With a particular interest in slow fashion and the maker movement, Rebecca’s aim is to promote each person’s creative process as a form of mindfulness and self care.
With a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, she finds joy in sharing these skills to creatively energise others.
What is Included:
All materials are included to complete your own unique scarf or cowl:
– Merino Wool roving;
– Organic cotton yarn and thread;
– Linen thread;
– Wooden/Ceramic buttons;
– Use of Ashford weaving looms and tools.