WORKSHOP | Personal Weaving with Emily McGuire

WORKSHOP | Personal Weaving with Emily McGuire

When: Saturday 7 November

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Where: artisan, 45 King St Bowen Hills

Cost: $85

Skill level: Suitable for all adults, no prior knowledge necessary


About the workshop:

Join the multidisciplinary Unleashed artist Emily McGuire in the creation of weavings, responsibly utilising your own discarded garments.

Weavings often resemble a window into the maker’s mood or personality. They have the potential to be wound up tightly or looking quite violent and haphazard, depending on the frame of mind of the weaver. Come and be guided through the process of weaving your very own wall hanging or table decoration using your own unique and personal items or from the collection ethically sourced by Emily McGuire.

Included in workshop ticket:

o Your own handmade weaving to take home, suitable for framing to hang on the wall or used as a table ornament

o Use of second hand garments pre-cut into strips ready for weaving

o Instruction manual

o All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided

o Light refreshments

What to bring:

o Please wear closed shoes

o Unused clothing items to be cut into strips and woven into your creation. You may bring old baby/children’s clothes, damaged old outfits you couldn’t bear to throw away, a loved one’s garments, ugly items to transform into etc. NB. Stretchy and non-stretchy fabrics combine extremely well. Heavy workwear does not work well in weaving.

About Emily McGuire:

Emily is a writer, educator and interdisciplinary artist from Brisbane. She combines her formal training in design with a critical interest in the political forces of fashion that shape our lived experience. Her practice explores the complex relationship between fashion, sustainability and female identity using fabric, thread and second-hand garments. In 2019, Emily completed a residency supported by QUT’s Widening Participation program and Arts Queensland, which allowed her to share her practice with students at Sandgate District State High School. Emily is also a sessional academic at QUT, regularly teaching fashion units to undergraduate students. Through her role as Programme Manager at Mastered, Emily has also designed and hosted workshops for fashion talent all over the world from Croatia to Montreal.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to