Tapestry Weaving For Pleasure

A series of Craft Taster sessions delivered by a professional maker over the length of a term, providing you with the opportunity to complete a project by combining your newly acquired skills. Over the whole year this course may give you a basic introduction to: Glass Arts, Mosaic, Beading, Jewellery and Textile-based projects.

Who is this course for

Students who want to learn a new skill or to practice the art of Tapestry weaving for pleasure. No experience of weaving is required, suitable for complete beginners and students with some experience. It can help develop a new or existing interest in other crafts.
This course does not work on weaving looms, only a varity of tapestry weaving frames.

What does this course cover

Students will learn about basic weaving techniques.
You will explore a range of techniques, materials, threads and work on different frames sizes and shapes.

The main aims of the course are:
To understand basic tapestry weave techniques
To explore a variety of materials and processes
To feel inspired to sources materials and develop your own projects

By the end of the course you should have basic skills and knowledge of weaving.
You would have explored working in different scales, using a range of materials and threads.
You will learn basic terminology and touch on the history of weaving and artists who use it in their work.

What will it be like

Students will be given projects to work on, to learn new skills and techniques.
Processes will be demonstrated and written handouts provided.
Students will try the new skills before being given time to explore the processes and techniques. Students can develop their own work and projects in the classroom or at home.
Help and ideas will be given regularly to enable development and further creative production.

What else do you need to buy or do

General shared tools and equipment will be provided free of charge in class.
Students can choose to bring their own frames, materials and threads, if they wish.
Students are encouraged to bring in their own sketches, inspiration, drawings or designs that they would like to create or explore in weaving.

What this course could lead to

The course will lead you to develop a new skill.
Students can move on to other courses in textiles, crochet and knitting, embroidery, art, sewing and drawing.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’