Introduction to Creative Weaving

Lucy Brown

Come and learn to weave! Weaving is one of textiles oldest crafts. This one day course will introduce simple and adaptable weaving techniques using low cost and upcycled materials, giving starting points and suggestions for possible future projects. You will learn how to warp up and basic weaving techniques including plain weave, knotting and splitting. While working at your own pace, you will be encourage to explore different materials, colour and texture and if you wish, possible meanings.

By bringing with you your own ‘frame’, you will be able to take your weave away with you and continue your weaving beyond the one day course. Some materials will be provided and you are also invited to bring with you any flexible, weavable materials you may like to work with on the day.

Teaching and learning methods will included 1-to-1 and group input, demonstrations, group discussion, Q&A, examples of work, practical hands, handouts.

This course is suitable for all levels including beginners

White Room, Phoenix Art Space

Students will need to bring:

  • One wooden frame. This can be one you make up or can be a wooden picture frame with glass & fittings removed before the course please, to save time. The size of the frame will be the size of your weaving. As a guide 40 x 50 cm approx. is a good frame size, but can be larger or smaller. You are welcome to bring more than one frame if you wish.
  • Any flexible materials you may like to use such as yarns, threads, fabrics, wools, papers, netting, rubber, card, plastic, ribbons, raffia, stuff… anything you have to hand! Please don’t buy anything especially for the course; be mindful of recycle – reuse.
  • Sharp scissors to cut your materials
  • Ruler
  • Pen/pencil and a note book

Lucy Brown studied for her BA Hons in Textile Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2003 gained a Post Grad in Post Compulsory Education. Lucy makes textile based artworks for public exhibitions and develops short and long term education projects for arts organisations, schools, colleges and universities.

Exhibitions and projects include; Tailored Sunny Bank Mills Gallery Yorkshire 2023; Zero Gravity: A Landing. The Occasionnale. Milton Farm. East Sussex Countryside 2022; British Textile Biennial. The Whitaker. Lancashire 2021; “it’s what’s inside” by lucybrownsarahpager DODO Gallery. Brighton 2021; 16th International Textile Art Triennial in Łódź. Poland 2019-20: Line/Extended at UHArts Hertfordshire 2019; 6th Riga International Textile Art Triennial 2018, Latvia; Offerings Solo Exhibition 2018 R-Space Gallery Northern Ireland; Lace Unveiled 2018 Newstead Abbey Nottinghamshire England; Unravelling Nymans, 2012 National Trust UK and Project Space, COLLECT 2012, Saatchi Gallery London UK. Lucy has worked with a range art education organisations including NSEAD, The Making, London Museums Agency and the Crafts Council.

Publications about her work include ‘“Domestic Spaces: The Uncanny Lucy Brown” by Professor Catherine Harper 2019, and Dr Jessica Hemmings’ Warp & Weft book published by Bloomsbury.

Lucy’s work is represented in public collections including The Lodz Central Museum of Textiles, Poland, The Whitworth Manchester UK, Crafts Council, London UK and Nottingham City Museums & Galleries UK.

Lucy is based in Brighton, and works from her studio at Phoenix Art Space.

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