Fri, 30 Apr | Online Interactive Workshop

Friday 30 April 2021: Online Workshop (Triaxial Weaving)

Judith Hollies hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop teaching a great craft skill: Weaving Fabric Strips (Triaxial Weaving)!…
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Friday 30 April 2021: Online Workshop (Triaxial Weaving)

Time & Location

30 Apr, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Judith Hollies - Friday 30 April 2021 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Triaxial Weaving

The wonderful Judith Hollies will be joining us once again at the end of April; in this three-hour workshop Judith will help you get to grips with Weaving Fabric Strips (Triaxial Weaving), showcasing this excellent skill via no fewer than three examples!

Introduction/ by Judith:-

There are many ways to weave fabric strips together to create a range of designs, from the humble basket weave (weaving on 2 axis) to the more complex triaxial weave (weaving on 3 axis). By varying the widths of the strips and order of the weave, you can achieve a variety of striking woven designs which can then be made into beautiful handbags, cushions, baskets, purses and more! This is a really fun technique with dramatic results! The main part of this workshop will be concentrating on the triaxal weave which has an amazing three dimensional effect. Your completed panel is just the right size to make a Just Jude Designs Woven Basket so after your workshop you can use the bonus FREE pattern, included with your booking! The Wefty Needle is not essential for this class (a large safety pin works too) but it does make life a lot easier, especially for your hands. These are now in stock in my online shop (www.justjude-designs.com)!

I first designed my Triaxial Woven Basket as a class sample when I introduced weaving to my students 2 years ago. Of course I had to learn how to do it myself first! That took a lot of practice, and I focussed first on the Tumbling Blocks Pattern, but it was so exciting seeing the secondary patterns appear with each layer of strips. We started with the simpler Basket Weave (2 axis) before progressing to the more advanced Triaxial Weave (3 axis). My students were awestruck at their amazing results!

Concentration is needed each step of the way, but it really is a fun technique with dramatic and satisfying results! Choosing 3 fabrics that will contrast well with each other is key to achieving the Tumbling Blocks effect that we will be learning on the workshop!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

At this workshop you will:

  • Watch a demo on the simple basket and houndstooth weaves
  • Learn how to prep your foam foundation for weaving
  • Learn how to make a triaxial woven panel
  • Learn how to ready your woven panel for use in another project  

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Intermediate/Advanced – you will have a good understanding of fabric contrasts, cutting and prepping fabric. You will also be able to accurately follow pattern steps, counting and sequencing.

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Triaxial Woven Panel (18” x 14”)

  • 3 contrasting fabrics* – 3/4 metre of 1 (at least 55cms needed); ½ metre of the other 2
  • 20" x 16" piece (or ½ metre) of Lightweight Woven Fusible Interfacing* (e.g. Vliesilene G710)
  • 25" x 20" piece (or ¾ metre from at least 20" wide) of Sew-In Flex Foam* or Bosal  

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing-machine
  • Large safety/nappy pin or Wefty Needle* (available from www.justjude-designs.com)
  • Spray starch
  • Size 25mm bias binding maker tool (available Amazon or Ebay)
  • Lots of pins!! Small or dressmaking pins are great!
  • Long Quilting ruler marked with 30 degree lines  

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A printable List of Materials, Cutting Instructions & Workshop Prep is available by clicking on the PDF icon within Judith's class information on the Workshops > Sewing & Quilting page of our website.

A FREE Just Jude Designs Woven Basket Pattern available to all workshop attendees!

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

For this class you will need to prepare your fabrics strips BEFORE the workshop. The triaxal weave is a little tricky, especially on the first attempt, and this class is designed so you can follow each step with Judith in real time. All the preparation details for this are set out in a PDF that will be sent to you a week before the workshop and Judith has kindly filmed a quick demonstration video too (within Judith's class information on the Workshops > Sewing & Quilting page of our website).

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop! In light of current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube! A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news! This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to licensing restrictions with some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

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