The Foyer: Bold and Beautiful Weaving
Dates16 Jan-4 Feb 2020
TimesMon-Fri 9.00-21.00, Sat 9.00-15.00
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
This show came out of a project to help the tapestry students to try out faster, large-scale weaving within a time limit of two sessions. From discussion with the class, we decided to use a short collage session to provide designs for woven tapestry. Many students found this a surprising and interesting break from their serious, long-term projects. Some will now scale up their explorations in tapestry.
Tapestry weaving has been taught at Morley College for the last thirty-three years. Students learn essential gobelin weaving techniques to allow them to embark on a self-chosen project. Tuition involves discussion and advice to support the weaver through the time it takes to complete a project.