Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weaving Classes and Opportunities at ANU

Weaving classes and opportunities:

- 2nd Semester evening class at the the ANU

WEAVE CLASS at the ANU, 2nd half Semester Two 2011
Thick and Thin: From Rags to Riches!

Tutor: Monique van Nieuwland

Enjoy adventures in weaving!
This short course will use thick and thin as the main theme. We will explore several weave structures to create a variety of fabric outcomes. We will use strips of fabric as weft, combined with other wefts to best advantage. Resulting fabrics will suit different applications, ranging from fine wearables, cushion covers, decorative pieces, to rugs. You will come away with a great set of samples and guidance to further develop into a project of your own at home.

People will share looms with different set ups. The tutor will provide fabrics to make into weft. Participants are also encouraged to source their own ‘rags’ and turn them into riches!

Participants have the use of a table loom and can also bring their own table loom if they wish. Recommended for beginner and intermediate level

7 sessions, 
Tuesday 6-9pm, October 4, 
Saturday 9-12am + 1-4pm, October 8
Tuesday 6-9pm, October 11, 18, 25.

Maximum 8 participants, to enroll visit the VAA website:

- Weaving intro/beginner class at Canberra Spinners and Weavers

Short beginner class. 
People can use their own loom or hire a table loom for a small fee from the Canberra S[inners and Weavers Guild.
Tuition is combined with independent weaving at home between classes.
Sunday 9 Oct  (9-12 + 1-4) -full day
Saturday 15 (9-12) -half day, only the morning session
Sunday 16 Oct (9-12 + 1-4) -full day
Sunday 30 Oct (9-12 + 1-4) -full day and
Sunday 6 Nov (9-12) -half day, only the morning

To enrol contact: Leigh Casley 6253 8076

- summerschool 2012

ANU School of Art Textiles
Fifth Weavers’ Summer School 
Summer 2012, January 21-25 and 27-28

The ANU Textiles Workshop is offering its fifth 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 a basic knowledge of 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 organise materials before the summer school starts. Previous projects have included complex weave scarves, large throws, table runner sets, decorative wall pieces, lengths of material, floor rugs.
21 Jan through to Saturday 28 Jan 2012 (except Thursday Australia Day)
9.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 each day

Cost: to be confirmed 
Tutor: Monique van Nieuwland

Monique van Nieuwland has been a weaver for more than 30 years and completed M(Phil) studies in Textiles at the ANU in 2004. She has taught at the ANU Textiles Workshop and at Sturt Contemporary Design and Craft Centre in Mittagong. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

To express your interest please contact Monique by email:

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