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Lampshade weaving workshop
10:00 - 15:00
Make a woven lampshade using British wools and merino wools with Jane Withers in her studio at Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, All materials and frames supplied including a buffet lunch!
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Jane Withers is a knitted textile artist/maker, developing contemporary fabrics with traditional techniques using hand and industrial knitting machines. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1995 with a first class Knitwear degree she worked in design studios for knitted textile companies and in 2003 began a textile practice at home and developed a range of contemporary knitted fabrics using domestic knitting machines and subsequently Janie Knitted Textiles was established in 2005 with her partner Michael Hanmer
In their studio at Welbeck they hand make products for interiors and fashion, taking on commissions and batch production, together with collaboration with local a local knitwear company.
The creative work in their practice is a direct response to environmental colours, textures and the materials they use together with developing concepts and ideas challenging conventions in knitted textiles. They champion the use of British wool and suppliers and recently were selected to make lighting products for The Cambrian Wool challenge in Wales.