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Spinning, weaving & dyeing courses

Spinning, weaving & dyeing courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn these ancient and beautiful crafts from experienced craftsmen and women.

£150
Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
These 2 day courses are designed for beginners and intermediates. In my beautiful, light studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, spend a weekend learning basketry techniques to weave your own strong storage basket with a unique wooden handle, a traditional English Shopper or a really sturdy log basket! (1 day courses are also available) Go to my website for more information and to see everything I have coming up. I also teach at other venues across...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£75
West Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd June 2019
Weave your choice of larger bird, Heron, Goose, Pheasant, Chicken or a choice of your own on this full day course. All materials provided and expert tuition from Joe Gregory to help you achieve your perfect willow bird sculpture. (other animal sculpture courses are also available). Courses run from her Studio and Gallery in Todmorden and a few select venues around the North West. Go to her website for more information on these courses, to...
£295
Hampshire - Next course on 8th May 2019
Back by popular demand, this is a very special and unique course giving you a full experience of working with the generous delights of red cedar. Spend 3 days in the forest, submerging yourself in the whole process of harvesting tree bark, roots and creating woven utensils. The first day will involve harvesting the bark from the tree source, discussing traditional methods and modern restraints and choosing the best material. Time will also be spent...
£225
Isle of Wight - Next course on 18th May 2019
This course will introduce you to the ancient craft of resist dyeing from Japan and will include the four main areas of Shibori. These are Arimatsu – stitched techniques, Arashi -pole wrapping skills, Itajime – folded,bound and clamped techniques together with Tesuji – which includes clamped and pleated and bound skills. The first day will be spent researching these various techniques,looking at a variety of ancient samples sourced in China and Japan followed by preparing...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 13th June 2019
Shibori is the wonderful Japanese art of indigo resist dyeing. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of Shibori inspired folding, binding, clamping and stitching techniques. Dipped in Indigo, you will create your own stunning patterns on fabric that you can use to make your own unique summer cushion covers. The dye process is simple yet exciting and you’ll be amazed at the range of patterns that are unfolded and revealed. Experiment with...
£300
Perthshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
If you want to try something new a try your hand at tartan, this weekend course will encompass a range of techniques though textiles, weaving and use of CAD software for you to design your tartan with full registration at the end of the session. From colour to weave, we will guide you through the process of tartan design; this is a great gift for families, wedding, birthdays and graduations. What will you get by...
£60
Surrey
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own handwoven fabric? Set within a relaxed home studio in the Surrey countryside, this beginner’s workshop will allow you to try weaving various weave structures on a pre-warped 4 shaft Table Loom and give you the basics of how fabric is constructed. You will be able to choose from a variety of yarns to design and weave your very own piece of fabric which you...
£65
Hampshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Learn how to weave using a wooden frame lap loom. Students will learn how to make their own fabric, warp their own loom, finish and create their own woven wall-hanging or decorative fabric. The project will have a focus on texture, pattern and colour where all materials will be included. Meet the Tutor Alice Hume is a Textile Artist who graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Textile Design: Woven Textiles. She...
£60
Norfolk
Hand Spinning Workshops - one day 10am - 4pm Our one day spinning workshops are relaxed and fun and are aimed at beginners but also suitable as a refresher. Covers all aspects of this enchanting and addictive skill. Workshops are held in the tranquil Norfolk countryside on days to suit you, either on weekdays or weekends. You will meet our delightful flock of rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep and Icelandic sheep. You will learn what...