16 March 2019 – Free-form Weaving with Eta Ingham Lawrie

16 March 2019 – Free-form Weaving with Eta Ingham Lawrie


10am – 4pm

This workshop is open to everyone – from complete beginners to more experienced weavers – who would like to make their own wall hanging to take home. Eta will teach us how to weave with a wide variety of colours and textures using mainly hand-dyed fleece and yarn but also incorporating other found objects such as shells and driftwood, or beads.

The cost includes all materials and use of equipment but you are welcome to bring your own yarn or other materials to incorporate into your own unique wall hanging.

A buffet lunch will be provided, as well as hot drinks, morning and afternoon.

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Eta Ingham Lawrie was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany and, while still at school, started helping out in the tapestry studio Mohrhardt/Richter in Offenbach, subsequently taking a study trip to the Netherlands in 1961 where she worked at the Het Paapje textile studio in Voorschoten.

From 1961 to 1962 she attended the Royal College of Art in London but, as there was no tapestry department at the time, she decided to freelance, designing and making her own wall-hangings, initially in London and later in Kings Langley and Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

In 1964 she took a textile research trip to Finland, and from 1972 to 1978 was a part-time lecturer in visual arts, and later in creative textiles, at Middlesex Polytechnic.

In 1985 Eta relocated to Wales and, since 1986, has been giving courses in weaving and natural dyeing nationally and at the Trigonos Centre in Nantlle, North Wales, as well as giving demonstrations to groups and guilds and continuing her freelance work, all of which she remains involved with since relocating to the Scottish Borders in 2010.

Since 1964 Eta has taken part in many group exhibitions both in the British Isles and overseas, and has had over forty solo exhibitions. Her work has gone to private and public buildings and collections in Britain, Europe and internationally.

Eta has an exhibition at the Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick from 10 September 2019 until 27 October 2019.