What: Weaving Workshop
When: Saturday April 28th, 11am - 3pm
Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote
Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea
Spend the afternoon creating your own handwoven masterpiece to hang on a wall, display in your home or sew into something. Learn different weaving techniques to create pattern and texture as well as different finishing techniques appropriate for the pieces end use.
Choose from a large selection of rare and vintage yarns, paper and natural materials to weave with. All levels of weavers are welcome from absolute beginners to those who are looking to learn more techniques for their practice.
At the end of class, you get to take home your woven creation hung on a wooden dowel and an information booklet to continue weaving at home.
Our locally made weaving looms are available to use for the duration of the workshop but are NOT included in the Workshop fee. They are available to pre-purchase when booking or to purchase on the day in small 25x25cm or large 45x45cm.
All other materials are provided, feel free to bring along any special yarn, materials you may like to incorporate into your weaving, and a length of special
Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making. After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, where she majored in weave and printmaking, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of high-quality products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.
Spending the following years exploring every craft within her reach in her own personal practice, she is sharing her results and a lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.
We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.
We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.
All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.
Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.
What you will learn
How to prepare your loom and create heddles
Different weave structures to create pattern and texture
How to finish your weaving for use as a wall hanging or prepare it for sewing
What you will get
- Your own handwoven creation
- Instruction booklet for future reference
- Information on where to source materials to continue at home
- Use of rare and vintage yarns in any colour
- Wine and tea
- A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.
- Use of a small or large locally made weaving frame during the class time
What to bring
Any yarn or materials you have at home you may wish to incorporate
What to wear
Anything You Fancy