We are offering a 3-week weaving course again this Summer! With this course you will learn the basics of (hand)weaving and weaving on a loom. Included in the course is an introduction to natural dyeing to give you the opportunity to dye some of your materials yourself plus information on the types of materials we use. So you’re producing your own colors and weaving samples, both by hand and by the weaving loom. Professional guidance is provided by weaver and textile designer Rosa Smits.
> making one or more wall-tapestry pieces
> learning basic material knowledge
> learning how to prepare design, patterns, color and material combinations
> introduction into natural dyeing of fibers textiles
> learning how to present and document your work
> learn about the different types of materials that you can use
> possibility to buy the handloom you work on afterwards
> learning how to improvise a handloom 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 will give weaving lessons 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!