Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to understand the properties of different yarn materials and basic weave structures as well as some of their derivates, and find her or his own way of expression. In addition, the student should be able to understand the principals of designing woven fabrics on shaft looms as well as the basic shaft loom functions and be familiar with computer aided design (Weave point -programme).

Credits: 4

Schedule: 13.11.2020 - 07.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Maarit Salolainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maarit Salolainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students make a collection of woven samples based on a task involving storytelling and individual artistic expression. Students learn about the  basics in woven structures, textile materials and the techniques, processes and practices of weaving. Responsible consumbtion an production is discussed in the context of woven textile. The following structures are taught in the course lectures: Plain weave, twill, satin as well as their derivates, double weave and compound structures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments, Self-reliant work in the Studio, Working in a team

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    110 h = 4ETCS

    35 h Lectures, tutoring, discussions

    60 h independent work

    3 h Critics

    12 h Own reflection


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Maarit Salolainen 2020, Interwoven: Exploring Materials and Structures ISBN 978-952-60-8828-0, ISBN 978-952-60-8829-7 (pdf), ISBN 978-952-60-8830-3 (ePub)

    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

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    In WebOodi

    Minimum number of students :6

    Maximum number of students: 11

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Due to corona restrictions in studios, only 8 participants in the course.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Attendance policy 80% required on lectures, critics and tutoring sessions.

    The course is suitable for students with different backgrounds and experience in woven fabrics. Beginners are welcome as well as students with advanced knowledge in woven structures and the weaving practice. The course can be taken as part of the Experimental Textile Design course.


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Due to corona restrictions in studios, only 8 participants in the course.