Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Weavers' Summer School at ANU

ANU School of Art Textiles
Weavers’ Summer School 
Summer 2011, 22-25 and 27-29 Jan

The ANU Textiles Workshop is offering its fourth Weavers’ Summer School. This is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced weavers to use the workshop looms for a personal project. This can be for a finished piece or to engage in weave experimentation. Applicants will need to have completed basic introduction to 4 shaft weave structures. 

The Weavers’ Summer School offers:
  • 3 counter-march 8-10 shaft treadle looms, all with double back beam
  • 5 computer dobby looms (16-24 shaft), all with double back beam
  • Weaving equipment ie warping mill, shuttles, bobbin winder, threaders, temples etc
  • Assistance with calculations and set up of projects
  • Instruction and assistance with use of computer design program and looms
  • Informal show-and-tell and exchange by participants and tutor 

Participants are asked to contact the tutor to discuss their project, organise materials before the summer school starts. Previous projects have included complex weave scarves, large throws, table runner sets, decorative wall pieces, and material for large bags. 

Dates:  22 Jan through to Saturday 29 Jan 2011 (except Wednesday Australia Day)
9.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 each day

Costs:   $650 (for payment contact Dimity Kidston)

Tutor: Monique van Nieuwland

Monique has been a weaver for more than 30 years. She teaches weave classes at the ANU, exhibits her work regularly and is an Accredited Professional Member of Craft ACT. 

Please register your interest by contacting: 
ANU Textiles Workshop: 
Phone 6125 5833

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