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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.

£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...
£60
Hampshire - Next course on 15th December 2018
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...
£80
Powys - Next course on 14th December 2018
'Introduction to weaving with the rigid heddle loom.' Come and learn the craft of hand weaving with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On this Beginners workshop you will learn how to select your weaving materials, warp the loom and weave a lovely runner or scarf in your chosen colour way all in one day. The landscape of the Brecon Beacons inspires creativity whatever the season. This is...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 19th January 2019
Join us at our wonderful freestyle creative Painted Silk Workshop days, where you will be introduced to and learn the ancient and wonderful art of Shibori, along with other beautiful decorative techniques. In a relaxed and comfortable environment you will learn to mix colours, apply them freehand to create beautiful & unique works of Art. You will learn the skills of folding, tying and wrapping, gutta resist and salt surprises to produce practice pieces and...
£160
Cumbria - Next course on 12th January 2019
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out in our fleece store to learn about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles....
£55
west Yorkshire
In this beginners workshop you will be expertly tutored by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther using Ashford looms, which are suitable for those new to weaving. I have 6 looms available, perfect for small group bookings. Weave a scarf in a day – a full day workshop Design your scarf, thread your own loom and weave your own unique scarf to wear by the end of the day! There is the option to...
£45
Hampshire - Next course on 5th February 2019
An evening workshop for beginners between 6.30 - 9.30pm at Fulflood Gallery & Framing on Stockbridge Road in Winchester. WHAT TO EXPECT The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom. Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would...
£50
Hertfordshire
This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles. This workshop will be focused on making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing with indigo. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting and tying fabric to create a resist once the fabric enters...
£240
Surrey
This Intermediate Workshop is perfect for those who have some knowledge of Weaving or for those who have taken the Beginners Weaving Workshop and would like to learn how to set up a loom for themselves. It will be a fast paced workshop as there is a lot to cover within the two days! During the Workshop, you will learn how to wind a warp and then learn all of the processes in between to...
£55
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Learn how to dye with the ancient plant WOAD. First we will make dye vats using woad leaves and woad extract and then use them to create plain and patterned fabrics and yarn. You can try various tie dye shibori techniques and will have the opportunity to make your own unique silk scarf. Woad seeds will be available. This workshop takes place in the Education Room at the Wool Museum which is by the entrance...