Tag: weave

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

a colourful weekend learning new skills in two stand-alone one day workshops. learn how to dye with ancient colour and weave a scarf to take home with you! NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – 10-4 learn how to use exotic dyes from the ‘new […]

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 […]

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

PrintAviva 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 | Thu 6 | Sat 8 | Sun 9

Please note: from 15 May the studio will be  located  here

Aviva will be offering a series of workshops:

Create beautiful cloth that celebrates the Colours of Norfolk 

Natural Dyeing workshop
Wed 29 May or Sat 1 Jun 10-4

Weave a Cushion workshop
Wed 5 May or Sat 8 Jun 10-4

Book Online

Weaving fun for all the family during half-term at makeplace2 hour weave taster session
share some creative time with your loved one/s and make some funky fabric on a simple loom in just 2 hours!
Tues 28 and Thu 30 May 10-12. Special Event price – £20 for 2 hour session – Book directly through makeplace

Booking is essential, contact me for more info

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

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 your own colour palette for your projects. Each monthly project starts with a half day Skill Session followed by 3-4 weekly sessions in the studio to support you as you complete your weave project.

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 […]