Last Day of Term
I thought I’d share with you this picture of some of the weavers that attend my course at Coldharbour Mill. On the last week of term we discussed the work of the Bauhaus weavers. I thought it would be a great opportunity for us to pay homage to the weavers and recreate the very famous picture of the weavers in the stairwell at Dessau. I might have got a little excited!The original image can be found here, on the website of Gunta Stolzl. I don’t think we’ve done too badly on our 1790’s stairwell!
I often include ‘theory’ sessions in my weaving workshops, so that I offered a well rounded view of the craft. It’s not just a hobby for me, so I like to share the work of different designers, different techniques and an in depth look at various weave structures. I like to think it offers inspiration and a different perspective. It also keeps me on my toes and I quite often end up researching topics that I’ve always wanted to know more about. The often overlooked weavers at the Bauhaus for example!
Details of my forthcoming workshops can be found on this page on my website.