Sat 15 & Sun 16 April
10am – 4pm
Join the winner of the Cordis Tapestry Prize, Louise Martin, for a weekend of alternative abstract weaving. Nail looms are an alternative frame or loom that allows for a more free form of weaving than a traditional frame loom. The nail loom is adaptable and lends itself to the creation of irregular shapes, which can be added to and joined with no cut ends showing.
About Your Tutor
Louise completed her art foundation on the Isle of Man, before moving onto Middlesex University. During a degree in Constructed Textiles she was introduced to tapestry, weave and knit. Of these the freedom of expression and techniques in tapestry offered the greatest appeal. Graduating with 1st class Hons, Louise moved on to a Masters in Applied Art at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Louise has since travelled widely as teacher and speaker. Periods of residency abroad continue to be pivotal with her own work. Spaces with which to be static, to absorb and respond; Mongolia, Iceland, Turkey and Finland. Exploration being central, rather than preconceived results.
She has twice been nominated for the Prestigious Cordis Prize for Tapestry,and was the overall winner of the prize in 2020.
- All tools are provided for use at the workshop and materials are included in the course cost
- Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
- All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
- If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know