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Weaving new stories workshop

  • Weaving new stories workshop

    05 January 2022 - 09 January 2022

    ‘Weaving new stories’ has a focus on creating concepts, developing contemporary, innovative and personal narratives and weaving these stories. A woven story can reference an experience, your environment, a specific place or time, your community, culture or country – all are starting points for creating a new design and providing direction on materials, scale, colour, texture, pattern, structure and presentation.

    Sturt Summer School—>
  • Dressing the loom for weaving workshop

    19 March 2022 - 20 March 2022

    Dressing a loom includes all the processes of setting up a loom for weaving. This workshop will explain looms, warps, warping, setts, threading, sleying, tension and wefts – all the basics for weaving on a 4 or 8 shaft loom. Straight forward, non-technical, perfect for beginners, as a refresher or for those wanting to fully understand all aspects of setting up a shafted loom.

    Grampians Textures, Halls Gap, Victoria.—>

    BOOKING REQUIRED

  • Weaving selvedges: decorative, stepped or multiple workshop

    21 March 2022 - 24 March 2022

    Woven cloth usually has two selvedges, one each side and sometimes straight. Being creative with selvedges can expand options for innovative woven designs. Selvedges can be irregular, stepped, decorative or double and a weaving can have more than two selvedges. This weaving workshop explores designing with selvedges as a focus, for single, tubular or multiple layer woven structures using a 4 or 8 shaft loom.

    Grampians Textures, Halls Gap, Victoria.—>

    BOOKING REQUIRED

EVENTS

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Events include exhibition openings, talks, weaving workshops and demonstrations, studio sales and her Cultural Textiles tours to India. 

Her studio sales are usually held in October as part of Sydney Craft Week while her workshops, exhibitions and talks are scheduled at various times. Please see the workshop menu for details of previous and forthcoming workshops. Major exhibitions are shown under the exhibition’s menu. 

Liz's Cultural Textiles tours to India focus on artisan handmade textiles and include visits to regional weaving, textiles and natural dye units; short workshops by experienced artisans; presentations by designers, curators and practitioners; visits to social enterprise organizations, museums and historical sites with plenty of time to experience the culture, landscape, environment, beauty and uniqueness of each region.

The Cultural Textiles are currently on hold due to the pandemic but are tentatively scheduled for late 2022 / early 2023. Planned tours are to Gujarat with an extension trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan; a tour of weaving and natural dye units in Western India; and a tour of West Bengal and Bangladesh, the two parts of undivided Bengal renowned for Jamdani weaving and Kantha stitch embroidery.