Kay Faulkner

FaulknerK_OA full-time professional hand weaver for 30 years, Kay recognises the importance of unique hand woven cloth. It is the potential of weave structure that is the driving force behind her ongoing research. She has taught, been published, and has exhibited extensively both within Australia and internationally. From a lifetime interest in the field of textiles and an ongoing commitment to research, she continues to be enthralled by the potential afforded to the hand weaver. Kay has Master Weaver’s accreditation from OHS, Canada and has served as second vice-president of Complex Weavers.

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Ties: Practical, Decorative, and Unconventional

Kay Faulkner - Tied Weaves405 Thursday PM

Usually the focus for tied unit weaves is on developing block patterns. This seminar focuses on the actual ties and in particular creating imagery with them. What can be done with ties? This is a very different approach to tied unit weaves. Theory begins with exploring 6-shaft unit weaves on eight shafts. The remaining two pattern blocks allows for the development of positive and negative design. Another “look” at familiar two, three, and four-tie structures follows with the focus on exploring the non-traditional. The availability of using more shafts for the ties on multishaft looms allows for design of greater complexity. The balance between tie design and block design is considered. Both play an important role in imagery. This is just the start of a grand adventure!

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