Contemporary Woven Cushion Workshop - Frame Loom

Venue, Timing, Cost

Makespace Oxford - Oxford Weaving Studio
Tuesday, 14 November 2023 to Tuesday, 5 December 2023
9:30 - 16:30 Four day, weekly workshop
Join us for this fun project-based workshop that teaches you how to design and weave your very own cushion! Skill Level: Beginner What will I learn? In this 4-day workshop students will embrace the slow craft of weaving on a frame loom. By exploring gorgeous, sustainable materials, learning the process of textile design, experiencing the joys of weaving and learning to work with handwoven fabric to sew your cushion together, students will become confident and ready to tackle their next woven project. Inspired by the handwoven designs of workshop host Cassandra Sabo, the workshop will take participants step-by-step through the process, mirroring her popular online, Domestika weaving course. Over the course of the 4 days, students will learn practical weaving skills: How to plan a cushion design How to set up a warp using The Oxford Frame Loom Basic tapestry weaving techniques Hand-weaving techniques How to prepare yarns and fibres for weaving, including our Yarn Blending technique How to sew a fully hand-woven cushion together by hand How to wash and care for the cushion Who is this workshop for? This workshop would suit those new to, or familiar with weaving and are looking to hone their craft skills by completing an interiors project, from beginning to end. This is a practical workshop and participants will be weaving for several days, with the basic outline as follows: Day 1: Designing the Pattern, Preparing Yarns & Fibres, Setting up the Warp Day 2: Weaving the cushion Front Day 3: Weaving the 2 cushion Back panels Day 4: Trouble-shooting, Sewing the cushion Front & Back panels together The workshop is designed to be fun and engaging, enabling students to get to know their fellow workshop participants while learning all the weaving tips and tricks needed to complete a product. Students will have the opportunity to express themselves while learning at their own pace. Typical class sizes hold a maximum of 8 students so participants will have plenty of individual attention to help them hone their skills. What’s included 4 Days of tuition (9:30am - 4:30pm) 1 x Contemporary Cushion Starter Bundle - 11 Colours to choose from! (£84.95 value), which includes a cushion pad and everything needed to weave a cushion! Refreshments (Tea, Coffee & biscuits) Oxford Weaving Studio, Makespace Oxford, 1 Aristotle Ln, Oxford, OX2 6TP

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Cassandra Smith