Interactive Weaves - Alice Hume


Join Hotwalls artist Alice Hume, also known as Vanderhume, as she leads a collaborative weaving project at the studios. This event marks the start of a six-month project, made possible by National Lottery Project grants.

What is Interactive Weaves?

The Interactive Weave project draws together all studio artists, and offers the public a chance to get involved in helping make huge artworks, free of charge. Everyone taking part will work alongside the professional artists of the Hotwalls Studios, in a project that's suitable for all ages and abilities. Individual weaves will adopt their own unique theme, including textiles, paper, and plastic. The end of the project will be marked with an exhibition of all works on display in the Round Tower.

Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors, and is accessible for wheelchair users. Pay and display parking is available on site.

Follow @Vanderhume on Instagram, Hume Looms on Facebook, and the Hotwalls Studios for regular updates.

To book the free tickets, visit

Paper Weave Part I
Sunday 20 June, 11am-4pm
Free landscape painting workshop by Lizzie Cornelius of the Hotwalls buildings and lifeboat sketching workshop by Sadie Tierney. Watch Steve Dodd life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

Plastic Weave
Sunday 27 June, 11am-4pm​​​
Free plastic sea life stitching and collage workshop by Carrie Swinburne and Emma Nicol with plastic bag weaving. Watch Simon Whitcomb life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

Moon Weave
Sunday 18 July, 11am-4pm
Free ceramic moon crater workshop by Annie Flitcroft, foil engraving by Laura Bennett and watch Karl Rudziak life draw the moon weave event throughout the day with an easel on the parade ground.

Paper Weave Part II
Sunday 25 July, 11am-4pm
Free Ebru workshop by James Mouland, watercolour beach combing workshop by Ruth Lacey and gold leaf shell and stone workshop by Charlie Leftley. Watch Dave Allen life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

Forest Weave
Sunday 15 August, 11am-4pm
Learn how to weave with locally sourced plants and leave a message on a paper label. Watch Katie Munro life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

Textile Weave
Sunday 22 August, 11am-4pm
Join weaver Alice Hume, Textile Artist’s Kim Edith and Miesje Chafer who will be running a free upcycling textile in boro stitching and weaving workshop. Watch Louise Braithwaite life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

Plant Teepee
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 August
Learn how to weave with locally sourced plants and leave a message on a paper label.

Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September on the Parade Ground and The Round Tower
Free knotting workshop and weave with plants inspired by weaver bird nests. Watch Kristy Fleury life-paint the weave outside on an easel.

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Interactive Weaves

Type:Participatory Event

Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery and Barracks, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2FS
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Opening Times

Exhibition (17 Sept 2021 - 19 Sept 2021)

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