LEARNING TO WEAVE - CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND ONE-TO-ONE

I’m always happy to discuss new classes and workshops, so if you are interested in organising a learning to weave activity, please do not hesitate to contact me for timings and fee details.  Some of the classes I can offer are as follows:

 
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Beginner’s Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

 I teach on a 16” Ashford rigid heddle loom, and the class would include loom basics and terminology, learning to warp, learning to throw the shuttle (weft) and discussing/exploring  different textures and weights of yarn.  

The students are asked to bring along their own choice of yarn – usually leftovers and oddments – which we can then use in their sample piece.  I aim for the students to have a small piece of handwoven fabric by the end of the class which they can then sew into a small project bag, or incorporate into a larger item such as a cushion cover.

I provide a printed handout of the basic techniques covered in the class.

I suggest a maximum of 6 students per class, space-permitting.

Time:   3 hours

[Please note you would need to either supply the RH looms or add a loom rental fee/purchase to this amount - email for further details].

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Mixed-Weft Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

This class is suitable for students new to weaving, or who have a little knowledge of how to warp a rigid heddle loom, and who would like to explore the use of different textures within a piece of fabric.  We use wool roving, ribbon, and yarns of various weights to produce a piece that would be appropriate as a wall-hanging or simply kept as a sample piece.

The students are asked to bring along their own choice of yarn – usually leftovers and oddments – and any other lengths of fibre or fabric they would like to include.  They are also asked to bring along a length of wooden dowl/twig on which to mount their piece of work. I provide the extra textiles, such as wool roving and a selection of ribbons and novelty yarns.

I provide a printed handout of the different techniques covered in the class.

I suggest a maximum of 6 students per class, space-permitting.

Time:   3 hours

[Please note you would need to either supply the RH looms or add a loom rental fee/purchase to this amount - email for further details].

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Learning to Weave on a Frame Loom

This class is suitable for students who wish to learn the basics of weaving, but are perhaps  limited by space/budget and do not wish to invest in a Rigid Heddle Loom.  

I use an Ashford Frame Loom (which can be provided as part of the class cost, or rented for the duration of the class) and teach the students the basic terminology of the weaver, plus how to warp the loom ready for weaving.  We then weave – either as a wall-hanging or a simple piece of fabric which can be used as a sampler or converted into a place-mat or other item. 

The students are asked to bring along their own choice of yarn – usually leftovers and oddments – and any other lengths of fibre or fabric they would like to include.  If they wish to make a wall-hanging, they should bring a length of dowl or twig (est. 16”) on which to hang their work.

I provide a printed handout of the different techniques covered in the class.

I suggest a maximum of 8 students per class.

Time:   3 hours