Doubleweave Class with Kay Faulkner

This year I again took a week out to focus on a new structure under the expert tuition of Kay Faulkner. This time the structure was doubleweave, something I had long wanted to try, entranced as I was by the marvelous deflected doubleweave items I had seen online.

Accommodation in the Birkdale area is a mild problem in that almost all options require you to have a car to get to class. This year I shared accommodation with Barbara, a fellow linen and lace graduate who lives in Queensland. We were able to spend time discussing all elements of weaving, day and night and enjoyed sampling the many restaurants in the area, with Barbara very capably driving us everywhere we needed to go. I know she reads this blog so thanks Barb!

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I enjoy the intensity of a week long class structure and the ability to move from loom to loom to try different applications. This time was easier for me as I had with some familiarity with both Kay’s looms and her teaching style. The winner project was window panes, which still seem like complete magic, even now I know how they come together.

The editor of the Victorian Handweavers and Spinners Guild newsletter declined my offer to write an article about my experience of the linen and lace class I attended at Kay’s studio last year, on the grounds that it might be seen as promoting a competitive source of weaving education. Dear readers, may I say that I thoroughly recommend that you attend one of Kay’s classes if you are able to get to Birkdale (in the Brisbane area) and can afford the time and the (very reasonable) class fees. I do not feel at all disloyal to the Guild in making this recommendation.

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6 responses to “Doubleweave Class with Kay Faulkner

  1. I envy you this opportunity! I’m fascinated with doubleweave but can’t seem to find a workshop anywhere nearby.

    • I do hope you are able to get to a workshop at some stage. You may like me have books on the subject but there’s no substitute for getting hands on under expert supervision. Is a trip to Australia out of the question? It’s pretty pleasant here.😀

      • I’d love to visit Australia but I think I’d expire on the long plane trip! I’ll just have to find a doubleweave workshop closer to home!

  2. Doubleweave does offer so many intriguing paths to explore. I hope you have fun digging into it deeper.

  3. I just wanted to say thanks for following my blog! All the best to you in 2019!!

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