Laura Thomas
Woven Textiles: art, design, education

Upcoming Workshops


Helfa Gelf: Approaches to Curation
Dec
6
10:00 PM22:00

Helfa Gelf: Approaches to Curation

Ceri Jones and Laura Thomas will share their experiences as independent curators and artists, through images, practical activities and a tour around the new exhibitions at Ruthin Craft Centre.

They will discuss their diversity of experience, from the small-scale to the large-scale, local and international. The maker’s perspective will be key, exploring how curation opportunities can offer a stimulating counterbalance to ones’ core practice. Developing exhibition concepts and making proposals will be demystified, along with discussion about pragmatics such as planning, logistics and marketing.

Activities will consider the selection and placement of objects, the tone of an exhibition and the messages it is setting out to convey. Please bring along with you a single domestic object of your choice and any unwanted magazines.

Who is this for? This workshop is for artists and creatives who are interested in learning about curatorial decisions for fine art, craft and design scenarios and how to curate your own show.

What to bring: please bring lunch or there is a café at the venue. You may like to bring a pen & notepad. Please bring along with you a single domestic object of your choice and any unwanted magazines.

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/approaches-to-curation-dulliau-curadu-tickets-51707836531

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Introduction to Table Loom Weaving
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Table Loom Weaving

  • The Makers Guild in Wales Craft in the Bay The Flourish Lloyd George Avenue Cardiff (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using prepared 4-shaft table looms, you will be introduced to the basics of table loom weaving. Laura will teach you basic weave structures, hand manipulation techniques and encourage you to experiment with a variety weft yarns in many fibres, textures and colours, in order to take home a collection of technical and creative woven samples. Detailed handouts will be provided. Suitable for: complete novices with good manual dexterity. Please bring: a notebook and pen, fabric scissors and if desired, your own yarns.

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Weaving without a loom
Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving without a loom

  • The Makers Guild in Wales Craft in the Bay The Flourish Lloyd George Avenue Cardiff (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Curious about weaving, but don’t want the expenditure of buying a loom just yet? Then dip your toe in the water by exploring basic weave techniques without a conventional loom. Focusing on colour, proportion, texture and yarn, we will explore weaving using a variety of frames, boxes, found objects and other ephemera to create exquisite woven studies for you to take home. Suitable for: complete novices with good manual dexterity Please bring: a notebook and pen, fabric scissors and if desired, your own yarns.


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