With this workshop you can learn the basics of (hand)weaving. You’ll work on a small hand loom and create your own wall tapestry artwork! Professional guidance is provided by weaver and textile designer Rosa Smits.
> making of one wall-tapestry piece
> learning basic material knowledge
> learning how to prepare design, patterns, color and material combinations
> possibility to buy the hand loom you work on afterwards
> learning how to improvise on a hand loom for practicing at home
Materials are included in this course. The basic materials we use are natural and organic. Besides this we have a lot of different colorful surplus materials to add to your work.
Rosa Smits is a textile artist/designer who graduated recently from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She also has a background in fashion and she gets excited when different fields like textile, performance, philosophy and art overlap. She loves to travel and to learn about textile traditions and stories from different cultures. Weaving is her main medium to explore, and often she uses it during travels to connect to a place, the materials they have to offer and the people. Rosa is now a freelance artist/designer and she gives weaving and natural dyeing workshops on a regular basis at de Steek.
*It is possible to purchase the weaving loom in the end of the course so you can continue weaving at home!
**We are taking extra measures during this workshop. We make sure all the tables and tools are clean for the workshop and there will be the possibility for extra cleaning during the workshop. The working tables will be spread at an appropriate distance and instructions will be given at a distance as well.