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Introduction to Art Weaving

Tutor: Jackie Bennett
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday Workshop, 23 September 2017

In this workshop we will create a small woven piece using traditional and contemporary tapestry weaving techniques. Different yarns and materials will be explored to make areas of colour and texture.

Experience the satisfyingly tactile and absorbing process of hand weaving. Your weaving can be mounted for display on the wall and you will learn weaving skills that you can continue with at home, if you wish. We will work on small frame looms that may be purchased from the tutor for £20 (optional).

Weaving has been used to create wall-hangings and other art work from ancient times. Contemporary tapestry weaving has been used for personal expression and even off the wall sculptural pieces. 

About the tutor

Jackie teaches weaving as an art form, exhibits and undertakes commissions internationally. She has been weaving for over 20 years and teaching for 12 years. Jackie started weaving on small frames whilst on an Art and Design Foundation Course. She then studied African and Asian Art and Archaeology at SOAS, London University. She completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving, at West Dean College in 1997 and continues to work in weave, sometimes including embroidery and felt-making. She is a member of the British Tapestry Group, which promotes contemporary tapestry weaving in the UK, and the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

“Tapestry weaving is definitely a slow art. It is also very rewarding as the process of weaving has a calming effect, using colour and texture in a direct, hands-on and creative way. Through my workshops I like to encourage individual expression and the help personality of each weaver to come through”



 ' I really enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She has lots of knowledge about weaving techniques and is very supportive and helpful. '  Jenny

"I very much enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She is a very patient teacher and has helped me to have confidence in weaving my own designs, assisting with the design process as well with learning the weaving techniques themselves"  Julie B

Thank you for such an informative day I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next class.’ Marion B

‘Thank you so much. I am having great fun with my frame at home’. Mandi