In these one day workshop you will be introduced to the fascinating and ancient craft of weaving. Your loom for the day will be set up ready for you to begin experimenting with colour, texture and pattern; you will weave a sample length of fabric which will be yours to take away at the end of the day. No experience is needed and the workshop and it is suitable for all age groups. All equipment and materials will be provided, along with refreshments.
Two Day Group Workshops.
These workshops are for small groups of up to four people; they are suitable for beginners, those with some basic knowledge or those who have woven in the past but would like a refresher session. They are generally scheduled on a monthly basis, rotating through the subjects but should you and your fellow students prefer a different class subject, I am quite happy for the advertised subject matter to change, based on the general consensus.
Personalise your Fabric.
Over two days you will learn to wind a warp, dress the loom and weave some basic patterns. We will concentrate on twill patterns, hand manipulated weaves and exploring different yarns and colours; these techniques allow the student to fully experiment and explore myriad ideas. Refreshments provided.
Exploring Twill Patterns
As in the Personalise your Fabric workshop, you will learn to wind a warp, dress the loom and weave a sample length of fabric. The emphasis in this workshop will be on the 2/2 twill structure and the fabric will be constructed as a sample blanket of various twill patterns. The resulting fabric could be used as a design aid for future projects or made into a cushion cover or bag. Refreshments provided.
Weave a Scarf.
Over two days, you will learn how to wind a warp, dress your loom and weave a beautiful wool scarf; there will be an opportunity to experiment with ideas before finalising your scarf design. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have already completed a Taster Day and all materials are provided for you to complete your scarf. Refreshments provided.
Workshop dates 2018
|Workshop dates||Which workshop?||Times||Price|
|21st April||Tweed Weaving||10.30am - 3.30pm||£60.00|
|12th & 13th May||Exploring Twill Patterns||10am - 4.30pm.||£150.00|
The Tweed Weaving workshop on the 21st April will be held at Gallery45, Felton, Northumberland. Go to http://feltongallery45.co.uk/creative-workshops-2/ for further details. All other workshops will take place in my Swinton studio. Please keep checking for updates and further dates.
Places on all workshops are limited so booking is essential. Please phone on 01890 860346 or email me.