Watford Festiwool has been specifically designed with yarn addicts in mind!
It's the latest addition to the Festiwool calendar and is run in collaboration with local charity Community Learning Partnership (CLP) and their crochet group, the Heavenly Hookers!
With a diverse range of exhibitors at its heart, workshops, demonstrations and a variety of refreshment concessions, it will be popular with visitors. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to ensure you're one of the...
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...
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...
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...
It's very easy to get fully engrossed in your hand spinning at home alone but sometimes it is also nice to just spend time with other spinners who share your passion for all things woolly! Whether you are a competent spinner or just starting out why not pop along to our friendly group to all spin together. The aim is simply to support each other, pick up tips and make new friends. Although it will...
Want to learn to spin but don't know where to start? I work from a small shop in Criccieth and am offering a one to one introduction to spinning for absolute beginners, including fleece preparation, hand and drum carding and wool combing.
Dates to suit including weekends. Please get in touch to book a place or discuss requirements.
Loom weaving taster workshop with Hannah Thompson.
Have fun with a variety of wool, fibres, threads, string and fabric. You will use a simple loom or frame to weave a textured piece during the workshop, you may use this in your home or perhaps it could be the start of something larger. We will cover the basics of weaving, warp and weft – and creating simple patterns too.
I will also show you how to...
Create a modern and unique wall hanging using a combination of textile craft, weaving and macramé.
Brockhole on Windermere is a 19th century Arts and Crafts movement house amid the stunning landscape of the Lake District, be inspired to make and create!
Available to book soon
Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn.
In this 2 hour course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top whorl drop spindle and prepared wool fibre you will be walked through the basics of the technique and given lots of time for supported practice. You will be able...
A workshop to weave your own braid, using simple and portable equipment.
Weaving braids and bands is a northern European tradition, and it's something that links in to many other traditions around the world. Once the basics are understood, you can go on to weave with different colours, patterns and yarns. It's a great skill!
On this workshop you'll learn:
- how to weave braids/bands using simple equipment (loom/heddle and shuttle)
- how to start...