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Tapestry weaving with Rukia

Take time to learn a new skill, have a conversation and drink tea with Rukia. Two hours of a day hands on-course is designed to introduce participants to the technique to create striking, hand-woven tapestries. 

You’ll choose your colour scheme during the class and transform your design into a woven tapestry. 

The class will cover correct weaving techniques, creating geometric shapes, adding texture with soumak & rya knotting and how to take your weaving off the loom, finish it and display it. 

We work with various yarns and fibres, discussing the different properties and applications. We’ll also cover general principles for the structure and construction of tapestry weaving, and you will be shown how to apply these in your work in the future.

About Rukia

Rukia is a British Bangladeshi artist, teacher and mother graduating from the London College of Communications (UAL). For many years her speciality has been in print and pattern design – along with the years of challenges and exploration has led her to explore a new textile form -weaving. With the pandemic worsening, she escaped and found tranquillity in weaving.

Textiles influence all areas of her work, whether it’s screen printing to photography to weaving; this course has helped her immensely to explore the culture she inherited and was influenced by its culture and society and the ever apparent disconnect between Bangladesh and its people in England.

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