A whole lot of Teaching!
So far 2013, has been mainly about teaching weaving workshops – which has been wonderful. Spring was spent teaching two wonderful textile student from Somerset College of Arts and Technology. While they are studying textile design, they had no experience of weaving and they both took to it like a duck to water. The course, organised by Superact, allowed me the time to teach them to weave two warps of their own design, they also had the time to try spinning and braid making too.
I am very proud to say my weaving groups at Coldharbour Mill goes from strength to strength, producing such varied and wonderful work. It’s very fulfilling to teach a structure or design idea one term, to then see that learning in practice in woven fabric the next term. We’ve also been working a lot with design for weaving using a starting point – the Autumn term was gardens and during the Spring term we looked at the fabric archive at the Mill. There have been some lovely work as you can see. Time now to plan for the Autumn term again – where does the time go! Details of my summer workshops and the Autumn term of weaving, go to the forthcoming workshops page of this blog.