Workshop taught by Charlotte Grierson
Exploring Doublecloth is a 2 day workshop taught by Charlotte Grierson at Cockpit, Deptford. This workshop is suitable for intermediate level weavers, who want to learn about the possibilities offered by the technique, aims to build your understanding and confidence so that you can go on to use doublecloth in may ways in your weaving.
Doublecloth as the name suggests is a fabric made up of two layers of cloth. There are different ways achieving this and a large range of effects that can be created. This workshop aims to cover a broad range of techniques; comparing the possibilities and understanding the different set-ups and planning required for each. This workshop is aimed at effects that are achievable on 8 shafts, with the addition of one 16 shaft option.
Please note: If you are particularly interested in pocket cloth, I am teaching a specific workshop taking an in depth look at the technique. See the workshop description here.
During the workshop you will cover topics such as:
- tubular cloth
- double width cloth
- stitched doublecloth
- horizontal and vertical tubes
- solid colours and blended colours
- 3D techniques
Working on looms already set up with a range of different threadings and materials, you will be able to weave samples to try many possibilities with doublecloth. You will have supporting handouts to help and develop your understanding. You will build your confidence to explore and experiment with a wide range of wefts.
To conclude the workshop we will evaluate the range of samples you have woven and identify the characteristics and opportunities of doublecloth and what you need to consider when weaving them.
You will take home:
- your own notes and paperwork
- samples you have woven.
Charlotte Grierson has an MA in Textiles and is a handweaver with over 20 years of experience. She designs and makes her own functional and art-led work from her studio at Cockpit in Deptford. She also has over 15 years of experience of teaching practical weaving classes.
All materials are included.
Dates and details:
This 2 day workshop will run twice on:
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th April 2024
Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th April 2024
Times: 10am-4/4.30pm each day.
If you are unable to do these date or you have any questions do email me via the form on my contact page.