Experimental Weaving with artist and weaver Cecilia Stephens
About the event
Associated with the ‘Wool Works’ exhibition which opens at Craft NI Gallery on July 7, this workshop with textile artist and weaver Cecilia Stephens will be a unique opportunity to learn about and try your hand at weaving. In this full day workshop, using a range of fibres, yarns, paper and other natural materials, you will create experimental weaves using small handmade rustic looms to be provided.
Please note: You will need to bring your own lunch; tea and coffee will be provided. All materials will be supplied although participants are encouraged to also bring their own.
Equipment: Please bring scissors.
Max 8 participants.
Where is it taking place?
115 – 119 Royal Avenue,
When is it taking place?
July 23rd, 10am to 4pm
Who is it suitable for?
Not suitable for under 16
Do you need to book?
Yes, booking is required. To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to: email@example.com.
About August Craft Month with Craft NI
This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.
About Wool Works:
‘Wool Works’ is an exhibition of contemporary textile design spearheaded by Co. Down professor Jane McCann. The Northern Irish textile expert brought together Welsh, Finnish and Northern Irish textile artists who have been working together since 2001.
The theme of the exhibition is wool and the way traditional motifs and techniques can be reinterpreted in a contemporary setting, embracing links between the cultural heritages of Wales, Ireland and Finland. The exhibits include unique hand-woven tapestries, woollen blankets, framed textile art, one-of-a-kind accessories and garments such as Irish style workwear jackets or house coats (with some of these unique pieces available for sale), and highlight techniques such as felting, free stitching, digital embroidery, knitting, hand weaving and plant dying.
Participating makers have used sustainable materials such as Cambrian and Finnish wool, indigo dyed Merino wool, Irish bainin tweed and Donegal yarns in the works. Professor McCann is passionate about the potential of wool and an advocate of its increasing use in the textile industry. She believes that this unique material deserves to be celebrated and highlighted alongside linen and other sustainable textiles.
If you have any questions about this event, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact the event organiser directly.