Credits: 4

Schedule: 27.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student understands the use and functions of different materials and structures in weaves and finds her or his own way of expression. Students learn the Basics of woven structures The student understands the principals of designing woven fabrics and is familiar with computer aided design (Weave point). Student learns the basics in both shaft loom functions and in woven textile production processes.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students make a collection of woven swatches based on a task involving storytelling and individual artistic expression. Students are familiar with basics in woven structures, textile materials and the processes and practices of weaving. The following structures are taught in the course: Plain weave, twill and satin and structures based on them as well as double weave and compound structures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignments, self-reliant work, discussions and feedback.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

110 h

40 h Lectures, tutoring, discussions

52 h independent work

3 h Critics

15 h Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Jan Shenton 2014, Woven fabric, Laurence King Publishing Ltd ISBN 978-1-78067-337-0

Sharon Alderman, Mastering Weave Structures ISBN 978-1-59668-137-8

Elsa Silpala: Sidoksia kankaisiin

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is suitable for students with different backgrounds and experience in weaving. Beginners are welcome as well as students with advanced knowledge in structures and weaving 

Max. 11 students


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