Weaving for Beginners: Weekend Course
Saturday 28th March, 10am – 4pm and Sunday 29th March, 11am – 4.30pm.
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 to take home.
Structure of the weekend:
Saturday 28th March – Arrival from 10am with a meet-and-greet with Rezia over a hot drink and pastry. 10.25am workshop begins and is complete by 4pm. 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.
Sunday 29th March – Arrive for an 11.15am to continue weaving your design and finishing it, in order for you to take home and display it at the end of the course.
Price includes the full weekends tuition, welcome drink and pastry 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.