Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ANU Weavers’ Summer School

January 19-23 + 27-28

The ANU Textiles Workshop is again offering a Weavers’ Summer School. This is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced weavers to use the workshop looms for a personal project. This can be for a finished piece or to engage in weave experimentation. Applicants will need to have completed basic introduction to 4 shaft weave structures.
- 3 counter-march 8-10 shaft treadle looms, all with double back beam
- 5 computer dobby looms (16-24 shaft), all with double back beam
- Weave equipment i.e. warping mill, shuttles, bobbin winder, threaders, temples etc
- Assistance with calculations and set up of projects
- Instruction and assistance with use of computer design program and looms + a/h access to workshop
- Informal show-and-tell and exchange by participants and tutor
Participants are required to contact the tutor to organise materials before the summer school starts.
Tutor: Monique van Nieuwland has been a weaver for 30 years and teaches evening weave classes. She exhibits her work regularly, is the technical officer at the ANU Textiles Workshop and is an Accredited Professional Member of Craft ACT.
Proposals: Please contact the tutor asap with your project proposal to see if it is feasible. Proposals can be sent to the tutor by email: monique.van-nieuwland@anu.edu.au
Dates: January 19-23 + 27-28, 2009 Cost: $600
Materials: Participants are required to source materials for the warp and weft themselves, but the Textiles Workshop can provide some weft materials at cost.Contact: ANU Textiles Workshop on 6125 5833, valerie.kirk@anu.edu.au
To enrol in weavers’ summers school: Cheques: payment to Australian National University

Credit Card: BC – MC – VISA Name on card:

Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Expiry date: Amount: $600


Address and contact details:
Mail to: ANU, School of Art, Textiles Workshop, Building 105, ACT, 0200.