Designing for the jacquard loom using Photoshop
These workshops are most suitable but not restricted to those with experience of handweaving. Participants should bring their own laptop with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements installed. The techniques taught can also be used for designing for multi-shaft compu-dobby looms.
Introductory to Advanced Workshops
Two day workshops provide an introduction to designing weave structures in Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements specifically for weaving on jacquard looms including the jacquard TC-1 & TC-2 hand loom. The workshop will explain how simple weaves such as damasks, taquete and samitum and weft backed weaves are created for a digital weaving file. Participants will develop a small library of weaves and experience working with the studio’s TC2 loom and the TC loom control programme. They will have the chance to complete a design and weave small test pieces.
Three day and longer workshops extend into more complex weave structures, such as lampas, double weave and other specific weaves as requested. Students can expect to leave with a good overview of weave structures, the confidence to design their own, and to apply them to weaving.