Warp and weft
Demonstration of contemporary weaving
Karlie Hawking from the Australian Tapestry Workshop demonstrates the techniques involved in contemporary tapestry production. Karlie Hawking is one of ATW’s current Weaver Interns and since 2016 has been learning the fine art of contemporary tapestry under the supervision of Master Weaver Sue Batten.
The Australian Tapestry Workshop was established in 1976 and is one of the only workshops in Australia dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries. Using the same techniques employed in Europe since the 15th century, the workshop’s skilled weavers work with artists from Australia and overseas to produce tapestries that are known for their vibrancy, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation.
Karlie Hawking is an Australian social historian and tapestry artist based in Melbourne. For the past 15 years she has held positions across the creative industries in the fields of history, cultural development, curatorship and cultural collections management.
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Image: Karlie Hawking