Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Monday this week saw The Big Weave artists return to Westfield Arts College in Weymouth to see what progress had been made on The Dorset Weave over the last 4 weeks. The tapestry was ready and waiting when we arrived and we were astonished to see the work that had been done. The project has been a great success, Westfield has created a potential local heirloom in The Dorset Weave and the stories that have been woven around the loom have been a source of inspiration and delight for those involved. Local schools involved in the project have embraced weaving wholeheartedly and some participants who were touched by the weaving process have become dedicated to the craft. New friendships and partnerships have been established. With the success of The Dorset Weave a seed has been sown for similar projects to take root in Dorset.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
A report from Angie Corbet on the latest outing of the Dorset Weave
Sunday, 20 March 2011
The loom left us and went off to Sixpenny Handley for 2 days. We all look forward to seeing the progress over the next week and will be a little disappointed when it's all finished! Thanks to all who joined in and to the volunteers who managed the weave for the three days.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
This week The Big Weave artists visited Westfield Arts College in Weymouth. Members of local schools and community groups attended a two day training workshop to learn the skills of community weaving. The various groups will now take the community loom, with The Dorset Weave tapestry, to public venues in and around Weymouth. They will share their new found skills and give local people the chance to be involved in creating a unique community tapestry; a potential local heirloom.