Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Upcoming workshop: modern weaving using traditional techniques

Modern Weaving Using Traditional Techniques workshop by Belinda EvansModern Weaving Using Traditional Techniques workshop by Belinda Evans

I’m happy to announce that I will be teaching a workshop at The Craft Sessions weekend retreat in the Yarra Valley on 5-7 September.

In this day long workshop, Modern Weaving using Traditional Techniques, you will learn about the different types of weaving equipment, how to warp a loom and design and create your own woven masterpiece using traditional tapestry techniques. I'll teach you how to use lines, shapes, patterns and textures, and because the class is a full day (and a maximum of 15 people) you'll get plenty of time to take advantage of my knowledge and get one on one help from me with your piece.

You'll also get access to my outrageously fantastic personal yarn collection to weave with, and take home your own loom and weaving guide so you can continue to weave as much as you like after the weekend is over.

This weekend is going to be amazing - 2.5 days in the beautiful natural surrounds of the Yarra Valley where you will be able to learn different crafting techniques from people who are passionate about their craft. Everything is taken care of - workshops, demos, drinks, food, accommodation, daily yoga - all you have to do is bring yourself and your creative desires.

No prior knowledge is required for most of the workshops - this weekend is designed for people who want to learn and connect with other people who love to make things with their hands. There is an amazing lineup of workshops across the weekend, including natural dyeing with Julia Billings, embroidery from the natural world with Melissa Wastney and two knitting projects with Kirsten Johnstone.