Wild Weaving Workshop // Summerhall / Friday 11 October 11am to 12.30pm

Join us on a slow walk in The Meadows with collection of grasses, string and other detritus en route, then gather in the ArtiSceince Library at Summerhall for a simple weaving workshop. Assemble at Summerhall Entrance at 11am. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes, all materials provided.

Your guide for the morning will be weaver and MA candidate Akashata Mokashi of Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design and we will be joined by guests weavers to discuss their practice.

Inspired by the weavers met during Our Linen Story Tours in Scotland, Journeys in Design is supporting the development of local ‘Wild Weaving’ workshops. With trained guides and enlisting weavers local to each of our partner venues, small local groups weave the weft of a pre-warped frame using materials found during a preceding walk outdoors, harnessing the hand-crafting and meditative benefits of sharing time with others through walking and weaving.

Summerhall Venue Details https://www.facebook.com/summerhalledinburgh/

This event is part of October 2019 Events in Edinburgh // Nurturing Talent

Welcome to our Edinburgh exhibition and events in October. This month we focus on Nurturing Design Talent in Scotland, the components of a generative design environment: education, awards, patronage, support agencies, the gallery and museum sector and journalism.

Our creative cluster of events this month:

  • Wild Weaving Workshop at Summerhall / assembling inside Summerhall, Friday 11 October, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Weavers Tales at Summerhall / an early afternoon discussion with Marnie Collins, Friday 11 October, 1.30pm to 2.15pm
  • Exhibition Highlights tour with curator John Ennis and Guest Designers/ Saturday 12 October, 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Talking Shop: A Saturday Stroll in Edinburgh’s Old Town / assembling inside Dovecot, 1.30pm to 3pm