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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 27th March 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 24th February 2019
This is my most popular sculpture course! Weave your own Willow Hare, Sitting, Leaping, it’s up to you! Learn simple sculpture techniques to create a unique sculpture that has wonderful movement and form. I really love weaving these Hares and I get such good feedback from people coming on my courses. I teach this at my studio in Todmorden which is light, airy and warm to a group of no more than 8. (other animal...
£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 23rd February 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...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 9th March 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...
£80
Powys - Next course on 23rd February 2019
'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...
£160
Cumbria - Next course on 13th April 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...
£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...