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Certificate of 8 Shaft Weaving
Certificate 8 shaft weaving - 1 year course- 2021
Please call the Guild on 9387 9222 before booking this course:
Commencing February 2021 as a combination of online and face-to-face classes over the
course of a year, this long-established program provides an excellent grounding
in 8 Shaft Handloom Weaving and Design.
Bookings are now open for those who have completed the 4 Shaft year or
have sufficient 4 shaft weaving experience.
Tutor: Ilka White
The course combines thorough weave theory, practical design skills and
experimental approaches. Superb tuition in 8 Shaft Weaving, covering
traditional structures and contemporary applications. Gain experience
combining yarns, altering setts and appropriately finishing fabrics.
6 face-to-face days throughout the year in the Guild Rooms, 655 Nicholson Street Carlton North . Saturday February 6- 10.30am-5pm then Sundays -February 7, May 16, July 25, September 19, October 31 from 9.30am-4pm
Fortnightly Online classes - Sundays 10 - 12. February 21,March 7,21, April 18, May 2, 30 June 6,20, July 11 August 8, 22 September 5 October 3. 17,24.
Introduction to Multi-Shaft Weaving, 8 shaft Twill theory and variations, Brocade theory and design, Damask design and pick up, 2 block Double Cloth, 6 block Summer and Winter, Waffle, Huck Laces,
Colour & Weave, Deflected weaves and Pique.
Exploration of Yarn, Fibres, and Finishes.
Design, Costing and production of an 8 shaft article.
Assessment includes Woven Samples 50% and a Technical Folio 50%.
Course cost includes loom hire and provision of most yarns:
Members $1800 and non members $1950.
Payable by deposit, ($600members / $750 non members) followed by quarterly payments of $400 or monthly instalments of $150
Please note: This course does not carry accreditation, however participants are asked to undertake genuine commitment to completion of all topics and submission of a folio including theory, woven samples and final project.
- A combination of thorough weave theory, practical design skills and experimental approaches
- Exploration of Yarn, Fibres, and Finishes.
- Design, Costing and production of an 8 shaft article.
- Expert skills-based tuition in handloom weaving
- A complete set of notes for class and future reference
- Hire of an 8 shaft table loom for the duration of the course
- Yarn for most samples
- Notebook & Pencil
- Tape Measure
- Darning needle
Casual and comfortable clothing
Weavers who have completed the Guild’s Certificate of 4 Shaft Weaving course or possess equivalent experience. (If you are unsure whether you've sufficient experience, please contact The Guild on 9387 9222 or email@example.com
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.
No refunds for missed classes.