Learn the basic principles of the ancient (and addictive) technique of coil weaving using different types of wool, fibre and thread – In this 3 hour class you'll learn how to begin and complete a coil woven form then finish it with jewellery findings to create a beautiful, tactile and wearable coil woven piece of jewellery. Mel's way of teaching is enjoyable and comfortable, She'll have you creating mini masterpieces in no time.
You will also learn how to make your own cord with traditional string-making techniques.
Use coil weaving to create a pendant, earrings or brooch during the class - Oh the possibilities!
All materials are provided, although if you have some special fabric, wool, beads etc that you would like to work with, you are welcome to bring them along...
Mel Young is an established contemporary jeweller whose practice spans exhibition work and studio production jewellery. She primarily engages with the idea of ‘place’ and explorations of materiality, with an emphasis on found, natural or re-purposed materials as vehicles for narrative. She has a particular interest in low-tech making, and a passion for hand-making string (or cordage). Mel is a firm believer that a great deal can be done with very little, as such her work explores and incorporates elements from a broad range of craft practices including textiles. Her skills in coil weaving and cordage creation are astonishing, Mel is always twiddling away at something!
Follow Melinda’s creative journey via Instagram: @unnaturaljeweller