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Exploring Twill Weaves Workshop

07.10.2023 - 08.10.2023, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Sample of twill weave
  • Twill Weaving Workshop looms
  • Sample of twill weaves

Event details


07.10.2023 - 08.10.2023


10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Charlotte Grierson


Cockpit Deptford, 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

Event description

Exploring Twill Weaves is a 2 day workshop taught by Charlotte Grierson and held at Cockpit in Deptford. This workshop is suitable for early stage weavers through to intermediate level. The aim will be to build your understanding and confidence so that you can go on to use twills in may ways in your weaving.

The twill weave structure is one of the basic structures you learn in shaft weaving. However there is so much more you can do with it. This workshop aims to explore the structure further and deeper.

During the workshop you will cover topics such as:

  • angle and direction of twills
  • creating different scales
  • identifying and designing repeat patterns
  • considering methods of distortion and how to use them
  • considering and designing both sides of your fabric or piece

Working on looms set up with a range of different warps and threadings you will be able to take an in depth look at the twill structure. With handouts to help you and exercises to develop your understanding you will build your confidence to explore a range of options.

To conclude the workshop we will evaluate the samples range of you have woven and identify the characteristics and opportunities relating to family of twill weaves and what you need to consider when weaving them.

You will take home:

  • handouts
  • your own notes and paperwork
  • samples you have woven.

Charlotte Grierson has an MA in Textiles and is a handweaver with over 20 years of experience. She designs and makes her own functional and art-led work from her studio at Cockpit in Deptford. She also has over 14 years of experience of teaching practical weaving classes.

All materials are included.

Dates and details:

This 2 day workshop will run on:

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2023

Times: 10am-4.30pm each day.

For more information do email me via the form on my contact page.

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