Weave and Stone with Louise Martin and Ros Bryant Sunday 8th - Saturday 14th September 2019
Woodwick House, Evie, Orkney
An exciting collaboration between a stone carver and a tapestry weaver. This unique workshop draws on both of these skills, exploring weave in stone and stone in weave.
Weave may be softly draping or rigid, dense or open, lustrous, hairy or matt. Myriad combinations of colour, textures and constructed marks are within it’s language.
Stone in Orkney bears the marks of its origin in shallow seas - blue grey to ochre flagstones bearing ripple marks, mud cracking, rain pitting, dissolved gypsum and salt crystals, laminated bedding, warm red and yellow boulders formed from blown sand. Found weathered on beaches it tells a further story - the holdfast of limpets, bored by worms, fractured into angular forms.
We will spend an initial three days in guided experimentation, responding in weave to stone qualities. Maybe binding stone, weighting warps with stone, making texture and colour, translating marks - weaving alongside and directly onto stone - progressing to making marks on stone - scoring, chiselling, polishing, drilling in a two way dialogue between the elements.
You may choose then to work further in either medium or to design and make work which combines both.
Suitable for people with experience of stone working or weaving, but neither is necessary, only a willingness to play, technical support, yarn and looms, stone and tools will all be on hand.
Single room: £690
Twin room: £615 each
Price includes 5 days tuition, basic materials and equipment, 5 lunches and 6 nights bed, breakfast, and evening meals.
Tuition Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm.
For further information or to book a place please contact Louise Martin