Tag: weave

creative mindful workshop at the coast

creative mindful workshop at the coast

A weekend retreat at the coast exploring materials, yoga and mindfulness – on Sunday a weave workshop using locally grown plant materials to make a 3D vessel or basket  incorporating  recycled and pre-loved textiles and materials found on our walking meditation on the beach. More pictures on the facebook […]

Weave a Seascape – one day weave workshop

Weave a Seascape – one day weave workshop

using a pre-threaded laptop loom and some simple tapestry techniques and a variety of materials, create a layered landscape inspired by the unspoilt coastline around the studio

Monty Don’s Real Craft

Monty Don’s Real Craft

Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to focus on my own weaving practice and explore commercial opportunities with a chance to learn new skills under a professional mentor. Always in search of an adventure, I took part in the More4 television series Monty Don’s Real Craft. The weave episode is being broadcast on Monday 19 May at 9pm. You can watch it on catch up on 4OD here

BORO’d and BLUE

BORO’d and BLUE

I wrote an earlier post about my visit to the beautiful BORO exhibition at the Amuse Museum in Tokyo. This summer there was also an exhibition in France featuring some stunning examples in the setting of a dererlict chateau, curated by Mathias Schwartz-Clauss and Stephen Szczepanek, founder of of Sri textiles in New […]

Open Studios 2013

Aviva Leigh will be participating in this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival Open Studios Event As part of the Norwich Art Trail the studio will be open to the public on the following dates: May | Sat 25 | Sun 26 | Tue 28 | Wed 29 | Thu 30 June | Sat 1 | Sun 2 | Tue 4 | Wed 5 […]

sheep to shoulder

as part of the Norwich Fashion Week we will be showing how YOU can create your own slow fashion piece using traditional skills… spin, dye, weave, make…10-4 at the beautiful Assembly House in Norwich March 17

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strips, stripes & stories

strips, stripes & stories

In collaboration with the Tales of the Unfinishable Exhibition, Aviva Leigh of slowstuff studio invites you to make up your own striped story and learn how to weave using recycled textiles on a simple “laptop loom”. The brightly coloured woven strips will be joined together to […]

new year, new skills

new year, new skills

slowstuff studio is pleased to offer you a series of creative textiles workshops, designed to help you develop your weave skills with a range of techniques. You will also be introduced to some simple dyeing methods, using eco-friendly and natural dyes, to help you create […]

weaving in the window

weaving in the window

I  spent a week at Anteros Arts,weaving in the window and watching the world go by…
a pure wool charcoal warp was the perfect place for wisps of silk, slubs of sky blue and wonderful woad wooltop. on my four shaft saori loom i played between point and straight twills, tiny bands of well behaved pattern alternating with texture and tassels of wool and whatever came to hand
the six metre piece became a jacket with a rollover collar – no waste design inspired by japanese workcoats and kimono..

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