Andrew McCracken learned to weave in January 2012 at a 5 day course.
He has won awards / prizes at
Bendigo wool show 2012
Blackheath Flower & Crafts Shows, 2012 / 2013 / 2014
He was a finalist in the Emerging Artists Competition run by Craft NSW (2014)
Andrew has exhibited some pieces of weaving - as art pieces
Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW. (2013)
Men @ Work Exhibit - Craft NSW (2015)
He has been a member at "The Nook” in Leura and sold his weavings there commercially for some time.
Andrew has been the designated teacher of introductory weaving the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc (2-day and 3 day courses) since January 2014.
The aim of this course is to learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft loom. We start the first night with looms that are already set up - so we can weave some samples and get some practice. Students can then take these samples home. We then plan a project (this time a scarf) working out how much thread (wool/alpaca/cotton/silk) is needed, and then work through the process of getting it onto the loom ready to weave.
The looms / equipment and notes are supplied. Students need to bring Pen / Paper /Scissors / Tape Measure / and a large darning needle (capable of taking 8 ply wool).