Tuesday 18 October, 1pm – 5pm
Ages 12 – 16
Join professional weaver Jo McDonald for an afternoon introduction to the wonderful world of weaving! Explore the wide-ranging possibilities of tapestry through the use of different materials and techniques. Learn how to create blocks and curves and combine colours using the range of materials on offer to play with, such as cottons, wools, linens and unusual yarns. If you have materials that you would like to incorporate into your design, you are very welcome to bring them along. Perhaps you’d like to up-cycle an old jumper or use up the ends of your wool stash – the more sustainable the better! The course cost includes your own loom and a selection of materials to take home and carry on weaving!
Jo McDonald is a Scottish Visual Artist, who lives and teaches in Edinburgh. She has been teaching weaving workshops for many years throughout the UK. She offers regular tapestry weaving courses in central Edinburgh for all levels of ability, from beginners to the more advanced, as well as one-to-one sessions.
Jo graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a first class BA (Hons) and MFA in Tapestry. She was short-listed for The Cordis Trust Prize for Tapestry (2015 and 2021), received two Hope Scott Trust Awards (2019 and 2013), granted a Creative Scotland Professional Development Award (2013), and won the Milly and Benno Schotz Award for best work by a young sculptor at the Royal Glasgow Institute in 2012. She has work held in Apex International Hotels in London, Amateras Foundation in Bulgaria, University of Aberdeen in Scotland and The Gallery of Szombathelyi in Hungary, as well as in private collections in UK, France, USA and South Africa.
Juice, water and biscuits will be provided however please ensure your child has had lunch before the workshop. A sketchbook, pencil and a water bottle would be helpful to bring along!