Weaving for Beginners: with Rezia Wahid MBE
Get to grips with all things warp and weft in this 2-day online course run by award winning textile artist Rezia Wahid MBE.
You will receive an introduction to the practice and history of weaving before working on a card loom, to design and produce a woven masterpiece in the comfort of your own home.
The workshop will take place over zoom, and all materials will be sent to you in advance of the workshop.
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June
Saturday 19 June: 11am – 3pm
Sunday 20 June: 11.30am – 3.00pm.
As part of this comprehensive weekend course, you will receive an introduction to the practice and history of weaving before working on a card loom, to design and produce your own woven sample, all over zoom, from the comfort of your own home.
Structure of the weekend:
Saturday 19th June
The first day will cover an overview and introduction to the history of weaving, in order to fully engage with the practice. You will then be coached how to create your warp and weft and how to best construct your design.
11am: Welcome from Two Temple Place and intro from Rezia.
11.30am: Look at yarns, choose your colour/design
12pm: Demo and preparing your weaving frame
12.30pm: Lunch break
1.15pm: Back from lunch – weaving weft demo before beginning your work.
2.30pm: Look at each other work and discuss way forward.
3pm: Finish for the day (attendees can carry on weaving into the afternoon if they wish)
Sunday 20 June
11.30am: Join onto the zoom again to continue weaving your design and finishing it, in order for you to display it at the end of the course.
12.30pm: Lunch break.
1pm: Begin again
2.15pm: Look at everyone’s work together. Discuss possibilities of display and use!
3pm: Thank you and finish.
Each day includes a 30-45 minute lunch break.
Price includes the weekends tuition and all materials.
Course leader Rezia Wahid, MBE is an award-winning Bangladeshi-born British textile artist and designer. Her work has been exhibited both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Rezia uses traditional weaving techniques to create delicate, almost weightless, hand-woven textiles drawing on influences from nature, Islamic art and architecture and was awarded an MBE for her services to arts in 2005.