weaving workshops

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Have you always wanted to learn how to make a warp, a heddle, thread up a table loom and weave? Take this opportunity and learn how to do it.

To begin we will use a warping mill, and your choice of colours, to make a warp. We will make a heddle, thread up a table loom, arrange the coloured fabric and yarn and weave. We will use various techniques, stitches and knots including soumak, tapestry, leno and rya. We will also use a variety of techniques to create braids. You will learn how to make a loom to weave with, and how to manipulate the threads to make sophisticated braiding patterns. We will use various ways to finish your woven pieces using tassles and fringes.
These methods of weaving are suitable to use with high school students.

Cost £56.00 for 4 sessions including materials, equipment and refreshments.

Daytime 10am-12pm or evening 7-9pm sessions available.

Dates of next workshops to be confirmed.

 

Egyptian Tablet Braiding Workshop

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Learn this is wonderful method of making strong, decorative woven bands for bag straps, belts and edging.

We shall look at examples of tablet braiding and the different methods of creating braids. It is also known as tablet weaving or card weaving. Using a warping mill and your choice of colours you will be shown how to make a warp. You will make the device to weave with and learn how to manipulate the threads to make sophisticated patterns. Finally we shall make a fringe.

Cost £34 includes materials, equipment and refreshments.

Date of next workshop to be confirmed.

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Inkle Loom Braid Weaving Workshop

Learn how to make strong, decorative woven bands for bag straps, belts and edging using an inkle loom.

You will be shown how to warp up an inkle loom and then use it to weave on. We willl examine examples of inkle loom weaving and the different methods of creating braids. We will weave and manipulate the threads to make patterns and produce a variety of samples to take home. This workshop willl give you the confidence and knowledge to weave using an inkle loom independantly at home.

Cost £34 including materials, equipment and refreshments.

£34

Saturday 8th April, 10am-2pm

Egyptian Tablet Braiding Workshop

Learn this is wonderful method of making strong, decorative woven bands for bag straps, belts and edging.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Tapestry

Weave your own woven sampler with a variety of tapestry stitches and finishes.

In this workshop we will thread up a tapestry frame or loom, and weave a tapestry sampler with a variety of tapestry stitches including, interlocking, slits, soumak and pick & pick and rya knots. Your woven sampler will be completed using a fringing technique of your choice. Making this woven sampler will give you all the tools for you to then design and create your own larger woven tapestry at home.

Cost £36 including materials, equipment and refreshments.

£36

Sunday 9th July, 10am-3pm

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Weave your own woven sampler with a variety of tapestry stitches and finishes.

Weaving Summer School

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Three days to immerse yourself in the wonders of weaving.

This Weaving Course is designed for everyone who wants to explore and develop their weaving skills. You will be supplied with all the materials and equipment you need but you may like to bring along some of your own bits and pieces of fabrics, threads and yarn. Bring along pictures you can find that inspire you, these may be from magazines, post cards, photos or sketches. You might like to bring a note book and camera to record the processes during the workshops.

Day one - we will be spend time exploring different techniques and finding out about the strengths of the specialist looms. 
Day two - we shall decide upon colours and textures for your own woven design which can be a cushion cover, tapestry wall hanging, scarf, strong braid or woven fabric. 
Day three - you will continue to develop your own project. For the wall hanging you will be using a variety of materials fabrics, threads and fleece to produce a textured piece. For a scarf or cushion you will warp up a table loom or box loom with cotton or woollen threads. The strong braid is made using an inkle loom or with the Egyptian tablet weaving technique.

Cost £130 for three sessions including materials, equipment and refreshments.

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£130

Wed 16th, Thurs 17th and Fri 18th August, 10am-2pm

Weaving Summer School

Explore and develop your weaving skills using a range of techniques, looms, colours and textures and create your own woven design.

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