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Ambacht in Beeld Festival
30 & 31 March 2024
Brussels - Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime

| Hand weaving

Ingrid De Smul, Els Vande Kerckhove - Saturday 30 maart
1,5 hours
€ 15
Minimum age:
18 years
Saturday 30 maart

Start your weaving adventure: Hand weaving on a table loom for beginners.


During this workshop you will be introduced to the Hand Weaver training. After a short introduction to the different steps of weaving, binding theory and a presentation of different samples, you will have the opportunity to weave on a table loom with shafts. While you experiment with different materials, we will teach you some tricks of the trade. You will learn, among other things, how to make combinations by using different shafts. You will have a table loom available during the entire workshop.


After the workshop we cut your sample and you go home with this sample in which different techniques have been applied. The length of the woven part depends on the materials used, bindings used and the starting weaver.


This workshop is made possible by CVO GENT.


Crafts contribute to the cultural identity and diversity of our society. They reflect the traditions, values and history of our community. That is why we at CVO GENT believe it is important to keep our cultural heritage alive and to pass it on to this and future generations. We offer 6 crafts; Hand weaving, book binding, lace making, furniture upholstery, ornamental forging and sewing.


In this unique weaving workshop of CVO GENT you will find no fewer than 150 manual looms in all sizes and shapes. During the training you will be introduced to an extensive range of bindings and techniques. You learn everything about the underlying theory, technology and design, and put this into practice. You can experiment with the wide range of yarns in various raw materials and find out which loom, technique and design are your favorite.


Ingrid De Smul studied Fashion, Textile, Stage Costume and Furniture Design. A result of her love of working with yarn from an early age and thus delving into hand weaving, in which she was also trained. She has been teaching the craft to students in the hand weaving course for several years now. Because learning is never done, she further strengthens her weaving knowledge through various domestic and foreign experiences.


Els Vande Kerckhove ended up in the textile sector through her work as a graphic designer. Els took hand weaving courses in Brussels, Ghent, Florence, Norway and Mexico. She loves the combination of traditional techniques with contemporary designs.


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