Group Weaving Workshops

Twill sampler woven on one of our Taster Day sessions.

NEW DATE!

WEAVING TASTER DAY AT WHITSOME ARK.

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH, 2024. 10AM – 1PM.

£60.00 PER PERSON.

WEAVING TASTER DAY AT WHITSOME ARK.

-FULLY BOOKED

SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 2024. 10AM -1PM.  £60.00 PER PERSON.

Looking to learn a new skill in the new year? This introduction to weaving might be what you are looking for.  Spend a morning weaving your own wool tweed fabric with a variety of twill patterns for a perfect introduction to an absorbing and limitless craft.

Your loom for the day will be set up ready for you to begin experimenting with colour and pattern, the fabric will be yours to take away and can be used as a scarf, wall-hanging or sewn into something of your choice.  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.

The venue is Whitsome Ark, a purpose-built Village Hall, 7.5 miles east of Duns, 10.5 miles west of Berwick.  The postcode for SatNav is TD11 3NA and what3words is choppers.gangs.ascendant

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Email me here to secure your place or phone 07748 245 840.


Two Day Group Workshops.

These workshops are for small groups of up to six 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.  As well as the specific content below, every student will learn about good shuttle handling, finishing techniques for your woven cloth and the importance of a floating selvedge and when one is needed.  If time allows, the basics of pattern drafting will also be introduced.

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.

WEAVING WORKSHOPS 2024

Workshop datesWhich workshop?VenueTimesPrice
Saturday 17th February
FULLY BOOKED
Introductory Taster Day Whitsome Ark, TD11 3NA 10am - 1pm£60.00
Saturday 9th MarchIntroductory Taster DayWhitsome Ark, TD11 3NA10am - 1pm£60.00

Places on all workshops are limited so booking is essential. Please phone on 07748 245 840 or email me.

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