Weave And Winding: A Hand-Weaving Workshop
Inspired By West African & Mexican Textiles

Client: BetterShared

Location: Nexus Creative Hub, Croydon

In collaboration with global art-marketplace & creative networking platform, BetterShared, The Blühen Studio created a workshop for the local community in Croydon, where BetterShared is based.

The workshop was part of ‘African Art Shared,’ a series of events celebrating contemporary African art created by international and local artists.

Amber Roper - ‘I have always had a huge interest in woven textiles from different parts of the world, and found the differences in their creative process and creative styles very inspiring.  I decided to focus on the woven textiles of Ghana & Mexico as they both showcase elements that are present in my artworks.’

The participants were taught basic weaving & winding techniques, enabling them to create their own woven panels.

What a faboulous workshop! Such lovely people with such creative ideas and talent. Loved every second, huge thankyou to AMber for showing us your beautiful art and teaches us your techniques.

Workshop Participant

I learnt so much at the workshop and loved learning about all the different techniques used to create Amber's pieces of art. I didn't think I would successfully make one but I did! Very easy to pick up; Amber's delivery of the methos and techniques was amazing. Lovely to create with such nice, like-minded people in a cool and inspiring environment.

Workshop Participant