This round-robin workshop gives you the opportunity to explore four facets in three modules of this fascinating technique.
- Traditional and (1b) weft-dominant Honeycomb. This module allows you to explore variations including spacing the honeycomb for different effects, and creating weft-dominant honeycomb which gives very different results.
- Overshot Honeycomb – this is a wonderful variation on overshot that takes it away from solid block weaves to a delicate and surprisingly tactile translation of some of the most loved overshot designs.
- Deflected Double Weave – this is a different approach to deflected double weave that brings the structure to the fore.
This studio course, based on the book Honeycomb Hybrids : Honeycomb for All Tastes*, introduces you to perhaps a different way of approaching honeycomb, seeing connections with other weaving techniques and encouraging you to explore beyond the basics of any one technique.
Honeycomb is a largely under-rated structure, traditionally consisting of plain weave cells alternating with warp and weft float cells. Whilst simple in form, it lends itself to different uses and adaptations.
Complementary to the online course Exploring Honeycomb, this face-to-face course takes you into a deeper dive using mostly different approaches to the online course. The studio course can be a follow on from the online course, but it is also a stand-alone course.
As an Intermediate I level weaver, you will have a working knowledge of weaving plain weave, twills and some experience of two-shuttle weaving.
*Honeycomb Hybrids : Honeycomb for All Tastes can be bought from Amazon as a hard-copy book, or direct from me as a pdf.
Using honeycomb to think about different techniques brings a new perspective to weaving that a number of students have found refreshing and innovative, helping them to understand the elements of the structure to approach their own weaving in a new light.
This is a fun and light course with lots of experimentation, happy accidents, and wonderful results! Play is definitely encouraged!!