We’re very excited to announce that Counterweave artist Mary Burgess is coming to Rome and has offered to teach her Little Weavings workshop. Mary is an acclaimed Australian artist whose work we are featuring throughout April. Mary’s exhibition Woven Memories was held at Counterweave in July 2017 and we are very pleased to welcome her back to Rome.
Explore the creative possibilities of weave using a little loom and found and recycled materials through a three hour workshop.
Using a little cardboard loom you will keep at the end of the workshop, we will weave with a wide range of textures. These will include things you bring, plus silk, mohair, wool, paper, old photos, and raffia that will be provided. You will be able to explore both the weaving process and the possibility of different products. Even on a tiny loom it is possible for a beginner to create a little wall hanging or a neckpiece, a brooch or a little bag. Lots of unexpected effects can be created through weaving unusual materials together. There will be lots of yarn and scraps of beautiful silks available. Please also bring anything you would like to experiment with. The little weaving you make may stand alone, become part of a series or become incorporated into other art works you are developing.