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What to Weave Next: A talk to inspire
Early Bird prices finish on 1st December, 2019
Don’t want to keep weaving the same things over and over again? Feeling stuck and uninspired with what to weave next?
Amanda will talk about different ways to be inspired by daily things around us; how to think outside of project patterns and design your own weaves.
Your tutor Amanda Ho is a Melbourne based weaver. Born in Melbourne and spending part of her childhood in Hong Kong, her practice draws on the duality of her heritage.
She started weaving while studying textile design at RMIT University and continued to develop her craft while working as an architect.
After further studies in Japan, she began to refocus her practice from architecture to weaving, starting the weavers’ workroom and transitioning to weaving in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in architecture, her interest in design, materials, patterns and structures continues to be reflected in her work.
Amanda’s work is inspired by Yoshiko Wada’s lecture on Slow Fibre: the idea around the understanding of the property of different fibres, how they behave on their own and interact with each other, it is possible to manipulate them with calculated expectations.
She employs a contemporary approach to traditional techniques and materials in both function and non-functional works.
She has exhibited at Wangaratta Art Gallery in both ‘Petite’ and ‘Contemporary Textile Award’, with pieces in their permanent collection.
- Different ways to be inspired to weave and create your own patterns
- How to use your own stash as parameters as design tool (and let's not fool ourselves, we all have a stash
- Be inspired by how to use colours, patterns and structures to design your next weave.
- See a variety of examples of how other weavers get inspired to design their own weaves.
- A set of notes to take away with you to remind yourself how easy it is to be inspired.
- Notepad and pen to take notes
Weavers of all skill levels that need inspiration
Cancellations and refunds
The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria to organise a refund or transfer