2022 year's weaving seminar took place from Monday the 10. - 16. October and it was a great success. Here is a little bit of what happened:
I was very impressed and a little proud that we had weavers coming from as far away as Canberra to join the weaving bonanza. Thanks to borders being open this year, we had 4 weavers from NSW with us. Great groups, both of them!
This year we focused on Deflected Double weave in a two day workshop held by me. Then we had a great talk by Jenny Jackett on "Making up Handwovens" where Jenny talked and presented her extensive collection of handwoven garments from jackets to ruana's and more. Jenny was such a friendly and open presenter on how she creates her garments and let everybody ask as many questions as possible. With one group the talk continued after dinner, where Jenny unpacked even more of her treasures to show. We also concentrated further on textile photography and photo editing. But the absolute best night was show and tell on the last evening. I asked everybody to bring their first piece of weaving and talk about it a little bit. The stories that appeared were magical. It wasn't just about showing the first attempt on weaving, it was the story that went with it. In the first group we were all amazed that two of the group had the same teacher in the same school, but different years and didn't know each other. And their first piece of weaving was the same piece with the same patterns! Unbelievable. Every story on how each of us found their passion was different and yet here we are, doing what we love together.
Here are some comments from the feedback form:
"I loved it! Great to talk weaving without interruptions. To meet others who are doing similar things, to learn, to exchange..."
"Meeting like minded people & being inspired"
"Seeing Jenny's fine and creative work was jaw dropping for me"
"A great two day workshop and excellent catering. Refreshing, inspiring and connection building"
"Ursula is always very organised and finds interesting additions to weaving"
Most likely there won't be a seminar in 2023. I need a little break. Maybe there will be something else instead?... But I will try and organise another weaving seminar in 2024. If you are interested in attending and being put on the list for first notifications, please let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 0402 973 655.
What is the weaving seminar?
The idea of these seminars is to create an yearly event where weavers can meet and further their knowledge. A full packed two days with new things to learn, support in any way, chat with other weavers, being able to present your own ideas/work and at the same time have lots of fun. These days most workshops are available online or on zoom with tutors from all over the world, but I wanted to build something like a cosy hub where weavers can count on immediate support and inspiration.
The seminar includes a two day workshop during the days and several talks for the late afternoon, evening.
These seminars are organised by BB Yarn Supply, Brisbane. For more information send an email to email@example.com