Some yarns glisten and glean, bend and fold, shrink or stretch and do other crazy things! Weave fabrics that collapse, shrink, stretch, felt and fold using non-traditional materials including stainless steel yarn, vinyl, paper, wire, precious metal thread as well as feltable wool and overtwisted thread. Weave simple structures on pre-warped looms, experimenting with weaving techniques that create texture and highlight unusual threads, yearns and colours. By blending and juxtaposing the experimental yarns with the traditional, create your own unique hand woven fabrics that will definitely start a conversation. Students will learn and extend their knowledge and practice of weaving and textiles. Use one of our looms or bring your own loom/yarns if you wish.
Sue Walker has had a life-long connection to the textile arts; knitting, crochet, sewing, machine embroidery, macramé, screen-printing, weaving – anything involving thread, yarn or fabric has not escaped her textile pursuits! Sue has taught in a variety of educational contexts including school, TAFE, community colleges and university. Currently Sue teaches English and Textiles at high school and runs an online business selling weaving and knitting supplies. She is passionate about creating and supplying beautiful hand dyed yarns and fibres for other textile artists. Sue enjoys weaving on her Louet 32 shaft computerised loom, creating hand woven fabric for clothing and upholstery. With a wide range of yarns at her fingertips, she enjoys experimenting with unusual yarns including paper, wire, felted wool as well as hand dyed wools and silks. http://www.theyarnhub.com/
Level: All | Cost: $765 + 10 materials
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