Taking inspiration from Sheila Hicks’ small-scale ongoing series of ‘Minime’ weavings, this weekend workshop will be an in-depth exploration of textiles in weaving with artist Hannah Waldron.
You will use small constructed looms, in a similar manner to Hicks’ own portable loom, and over the weekend create experimental samples using a range of weaving techniques. These will include, but not be limited to, tapestry, soumak, basketweave, yarn wrapping, stitch and twill.
You will work with both traditional natural yarns while introducing more experimental materials such as paper, metal and household items. All participants will then contribute to a ‘zine’ publication of the samples, as a document for each participant to take home.
Suitable for complete beginners and those with some prior weaving experience.
Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.
A two week cancellation policy applies to all workshops. As commercial workshops support our charitable activities, and materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than two weeks before the workshop date should you wish to cancel your place.
Should The Hepworth Wakefield need to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.
About the tutor
Hannah Waldron is an multi-discliplinary artist and designer, based in the UK and working internationally. Her graphic and narrative-led image-making has been applied across a range of media from print to textiles, at both a domestic and architectural scale. Finding weaving to be a process complementary to her geometric image-making, Waldron completed an MFA in Textiles at Konstfack, Sweden. In 2014 she was awarded the HAY talent award (Denmark), in 2017 the Irene Davies tapestry award in Australia and most recently in 2019 was awarded a QEST schoarship to travel to Japan to undertake a specialist weaving course in Kyoto and exhibit her work in Tokyo. Hannah has enjoyed teaching weaving workshops in Sweden, Japan, France and the UK, at numerous cultural and craft institutions.
Previous clients and collaborators include V&A, Herman Miller, SCP, The New York Times, Arper, Paul Smith, Wallpaper, IKEA, World Of Interiors, Graphic Thought Facility, Pizza Express, GQ Italy, Wired, Hutchinson books, Unico Japan, Computer Arts, Routledge, Laurence King, Edinburgh Art festival, M&C Saatchi, London Design Guide, Shelter among others.