jacquard weaving workshops

Designing for the jacquard loom using Adobe Photoshop

Workshops – Introductory to Advanced

These workshops are most suitable for but not restricted to those with experience of handweaving. The techniques taught can also be used for designing for multi-shaft compu-dobby looms. Here is an overview of the types of workshop on offer. They can be tailored to meet specific needs of individuals or groups, so if you are interested please do get in touch to discuss.

One day one to one damask workshops for weavers and non weavers interested in interpreting their designs in cloth. Bring your own drawings or photos, using Photoshop learn to simplify and reduce them to two-colour designs and hand weave a cotton damask sample of the resulting design on the studio’s TC2 loom.

Two and three day jacquard workshops for weavers provide an introduction to weaving on a TC2 digital jacquard handloom. Students also learn to design in Photoshop from scratch, starting with two-colour damask style designs described above. Students will then move onto multiple shuttle weaves such as weft backed satins, taquete and samitum, again making make digital weaving files in Photoshop. They will develop a small library of weaves and have the chance to design and hand weave test pieces on the studio’s TC2 loom.

Students can also develop and weave designs they have previously prepared using handweaving design software such as Proweave and Fiberworks PC. Please get in touch if you are looking for a two / three day workshop.

Four day workshops for weavers allow more time for exploring the multiple shuttle techniques, building on damask, weft backed, taquete and samitum complex weaves. Students can expect to leave with a good overview of weave structures, the confidence to design their own, and to apply them in woven designs. The designs will be suitable for weaving on TC1 or TC2 looms available for hire and for residencies.

The following are currently offering TC2 weaving facilities:- London Handweavers Studio and Gallery;      The Icelandic Textile Centre;     Corrie Van Eijk Docter in the Netherlands.

Participants in all workshops should bring their own laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed. 

The next 4 day group jacquard weaving workshop is on 9-12th April 2019.


Contact me or call me on +44 (0)1330 844409 to discuss any questions.

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