I am delighted to have teamed up with Craf-T in Christchurch to offer a 3 hour evening workshop from 6.30 - 9.30pm.
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 like a refresher.
You will have the opportunity to buy your loom at the the end of the workshop for £20. Cash is preferable.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
WHAT TO BRING
You will be provided with all the equipment and materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.
PARKING & ARRIVAL
Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to park and to grab a cuppa before the workshop begins.
There is parking on the nearby High Street.
I look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact me.
Workshop cancellations by you
Our workshops are priced as fairly as possible. We therefore have to have a clear cancellation policy to ensure that we cover our costs and the on going viability of the workshop.
Please check your diary carefully to ensure that you are available to attend any workshops you are booking with us.
All our workshops are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances.
If you give more than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop your options are as follows:
We will be happy to transfer you to another workshop, space permitting.
If there are no suitable future dates for you to transfer to we can provide a voucher to be used for a future workshop booking, this will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
You can of course send someone in your place at any time, but please note that this is your responsibility to find a replacement person and you must let us know in advance who will be attending.
If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop then your options are as follows:
If you would like to transfer, we can only transfer you to a future workshop if your place is re-sold.
If you would like to transfer and the place is not re-sold, we can add you to a last minute availability waiting list for future dates of the workshop. If there are still unsold places on the workshop with 24-48 hours until the workshop is due to take place, we will offer you a place at no additional charge. Please note this option is not a guarantee of a space.
We will do our best to fill the place within this time. Please be aware that in our experience it can be difficult to fill places on workshops at short notice.
Multiple class sessions
Some of our workshops take place over several sessions. If you miss a session unfortunately we cannot offer a make up session. If you require further tuition to complete your project you may be able to book 1:1 lessons depending on the project and tuition required.
Workshop cancellations by us
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a workshop you will be given at least 24 hours notice and offered a transfer to another date, voucher to be used at another time or in our store, or a full refund. We will not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation by us.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The course price includes 3 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.
You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you and hot drinks and biscuits (gluten free & vegan) will be available throughout the workshop.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
What a wonderful way to spend a miserable cold, wet evening! Three hours just flew by and I felt I learnt so much, not just about weaving techniques but about the yarns and fibres we used, I was amazed at the variety and quality of materials she provided for us to use and am really keen to start sourcing some plant fibres myself!
Ellie gave us confidence to start making something worthwhile within minutes of arriving and each person achieved an awful lot in the time, her encouragement and support and friendly, caring personality meant we felt able to ask her for assistance and help whilst really getting on and 'having a go' ourselves.
I loved every piece of weaving art created and I can see myself enjoying my new hobby for a long time to come and stealing some ideas from my fellow weavers!
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review Janice! It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Happy weaving!
This course has sparked a new hobby for me, and those are rare. Ellie was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate but explained everything in a clear and easy to understand way. She even spent ten minutes cutting thread for my tassles so I wouldn't be short on weaving time. It was the perfect balance of guidance and letting me go at it, and I enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend this course to absolutely anyone interested.
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovey review Samantha. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the workshop, your piece was absolutely fantastic! Happy weaving :)
I really enjoyed this inspiring course. Ellie explained everything very clearly and gave us plenty of individual attention when we needed it. I loved using the unusual fibres, it was fascinating to see what can be used. A really enjoyable introduction to my weaving adventures!
Response from Elka:Hi Alison, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was beautiful and I really hope you continue to enjoy it! Very best wishes, Ellie