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Join us for the Sustainable Materials Weaving Workshop with Cassandra Sabo on Friday, 21 June from 11 AM – 1 PM at the 4th edition of Handmade Oxford Craft Festival. The festival will take place at Waterperry Gardens from 21-23 June 2024.

Workshop Details

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create new materials from yarns and fibres and weave them into beautiful handwoven artworks. Cassandra will teach you different techniques to create your own supply of weaving materials from shorter lengths of yarn, fibre, and cloth. You’ll then use these materials to create unique artworks using various weaving techniques and patterns.

What You’ll Do

Three ‘stations’ will be set up for workshop participants, each designed to introduce you to different approaches for creating materials for your handwoven artwork. You’ll have the option to:

  • Cut fabric strips from different textured materials
  • Mix yarns to create cordage using a cord winder
  • Blend wool roving on a blending board to create your own colour blend

Additional natural materials from our studio ‘waste’ will also be available.

What to Bring

Just yourself! A weaving frame loom and all necessary materials and equipment (scissors, etc.) will be provided.

What You’ll Get

Students will leave with a new handwoven artwork and workshop notes to take home. The cost is £40.

About Cassandra

Cassandra Sabo began her design career upon graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2011. She won an award for her graduate collection, enabling her to launch her studio to create handwoven interior products and lighting. Her work has been featured in magazines and is in the homes of private clients around the world. Recognised by the Michelangelo Foundation, she is an honoured member of their artisan community. Since opening her community weaving studio in Oxford in 2018, Cassandra has been teaching workshops for both adults and children. She also offers an online weaving course with Domestika and workshops through the Homo Faber guide for the Michelangelo Foundation.

Please note: Festival entry ticket is not included in the workshop ticket price.