Margo Selby: Creative Weaving Workshop

Margo Selby: Creative Weaving Workshop

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton



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A two-day workshop exploring weaving techniques with British textile artist and designer Margo Selby.

About this event

A creative two-day weaving workshop which is suitable for all levels, from complete beginners through to advance weavers who may want to look at their work with a fresh approach or learn a new technique.

This workshop is designed to build confidence and freedom when working on a hand-loom under the guidance of Margo. Our studio looms are set up and available in a variety of ways in preparation for this workshop, providing students with a great chance to experiment with different techniques. A wide selection of weft yarns will be provided and students are more than welcome to bring along sketchbooks and other sources of inspiration to feed their work. At the end of the workshop students will leave with a selection of hand woven samples using different techniques and yarn combinations.

The course is suitable for adults (age 16 and upwards).


Hayloft Studio , YSP Learning.

What to bring:

Materials and tools are provided but students are also welcome to bring their own (all are optional):

A sketch book, photographs or any other sources of inspiration that they might like to use.

A camera to record the experience and to take visual notes.

A selection of yarn.

Scissors, pens, notebook and squared paper.

What’s included:

Entrance to YSP on both days

Refreshments on arrival and a hot buffet lunch on both days

All materials and equipment

About the maker:

Margo Selby is a renowned British textile artist and designer. Her design philosophy is focused on pushing the boundaries of weaving to create contemporary stylish fabrics for a range of textile applications.

Margo trained in textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then followed this with a postgraduate degree at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2001. Margo initially worked as a woven textile designer for industrial mills. It was during this time she united her innovative handwoven constructions with industrial machinery to create the unique 3-dimensional fabrics that were to become the trademark of the Margo Selby Brand.

Margo’s expertise in weaving is central to all her product development. Although the design process begins with handwoven textile concepts, 16 years of designing for Jacquard woven textiles has honed Margo’s understanding of graphic design.

Margo Selby textiles are found the world over. In addition to her fabrics and textile products, Margo is a celebrated artist and conducts weaving workshops and design talks.

Image: Courtesy of the artist

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