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Introduction To Woven Textiles - Weaving Theory + Design

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Workshop description
The Auckland University of Technology’s Textile and Design Lab presents this introductory level 1-day workshop, which has been designed to help those who wish to gain an understanding of weaving principles and the digital weaving design process using the Adobe Photoshop software.

This workshop focuses on weaving theory and the use of Adobe Photoshop for woven textile design. Participants are encouraged to enrol for one of our Introduction to Woven Textiles - Practical Sessions, which are under a separate listing. A maximum of 2 participants will be enrolled on the practical sessions to ensure a quality learning experience. These workshops will appeal to artists, fabric developers, hand weavers, researchers, textile designers and anyone wishing to gain an understanding of woven fabrics.

Workshop presenter
The workshop is presented by Mitali Nautiyal, a current AUT PhD student, who holds a Master’s degree in Textile Design and Development and a Master of Pholosophy in Clothing and Textiles. She has worked in Design and Product Development roles for large textile and apparel export businesses in India before relocating to New Zealand to conduct her PhD research in the field of sustainability in textiles.

Workshop content

- An introduction to weaving theory including loom types and their key components.
- The differences between basic designs, dobby and jacquard designs will be explained.
- Yarn criteria, weave patterning variables, ancillary processes and commercial considerations will be discussed.
- Warp preparation for the TC2 loom.
- TC2 loom components and loom set up will be explained.
- The advantages of developing fabrics on the TC2 loom will be discussed.
- An overview of the design process for the TC2 loom will be given.
- A computer lab session in which the use of Photoshop as a tool for creating traditional woven patterns, photographic designs and multi-colour designs for fabrics on the TC2 loom will be taught.

Learning outcomes
- Participants will gain an understanding of weaving principles, processes and related terminology.
- An understanding of the design processes for creating digitally woven fabrics will be attained.

Participant requirements
- This is an introductory level workshop and no prior knowledge of woven textiles or Adobe Photoshop is required.

What to bring
- Materials are provided but please bring refreshments with you for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. There are cafes in the locality that cater for all dietary requirements.

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