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166 spinning, weaving & dyeing workshops found

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

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.
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 add texture to your weaving with Rya...
Do you have an old T shirt languishing in the back of a drawer because it’s become faded or stained? You could throw it away (adding to landfill) or rewild it with botanical dyes, so extending its use and saving a huge amount of resources by not buying a new one. In this 2 hour workshop you’ll revive an old T shirt* with fresh colours and patterns using botanical dyes. This is an introduction to...
Cumbria - Next course on 17th July 2019
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...
East Sussex - Next course on 17th August 2019
Learn the basic of weaving during a 3-hour workshop with Siobhan, a weave lecturer at the University of Brighton and the founder of Shiv Textiles, a Brighton-based sustainable textiles studio. Create your own wonderful woven wall hanging in this beginners class. Working on a small handheld frame loom, you'll learn how to start and finish weaves, explore different fibres and craft a range of simple and effective techniques. Using your hands to create something is...
In only one evening, you will be introduced to the foundations of silk painting. You will be guided through techniques and equipment to create your own beautiful, one-off silk paintings. You will learn the process of transferring designs onto the silk, using an outline and coloured dyes. You will go home with several sample pieces, and the creative knowledge to experiment further in your own time. Relax in our idyllic city farm unit. A therapeutic,...
West Yorkshire - Next course on 17th July 2019
Join us in learning how to make these beautiful woven wall hangings. During the 2 hour workshop, hosted by Gini’s Boutique, you will learn the techniques to produce your own wall hanging to take away with you. Our tutor Gini, specialises in the traditional craft of Dorset Buttons and has developed these to create new and interesting wall hangings. She has been crafting all her life and making Dorset Buttons for over 20 years.

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