tapestry - constructed textiles workshop

The workshop provides an initiation to techniques linked with the creation of textile structures: weaving of tapestry stitches on small format frames, hand weaving in order to learn how to master the gestures, making volumes from braiding, knotting or coiling.

Different materials are examined : existing or invented threads, paper, felt, contemporary materials, metallic threads and wire, nylon and plastic. Sewing by machine or knitting also allow further research possibilities.

The aim of this workshop is to serve as a potential for traditional techniques in an innovative and forward looking way. In this way the students develop their experimental fields. The samples and objects they make illustrate their technical knowledge and the creativity born of this understanding.