Beginner Weaving - Weave a Scarf in West Wales
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About the Course
We know that many of you are interested in weaving but don’t really know where to start. It can be a bit daunting when you are wanting to try something new but are not really sure where to go for help. So we thought that we would take you by the hand and guide you through the first steps of weaving to give you confidence and to give you a chance to see if you really like it!
I have been speaking with Dunja Roberts who teaches beginner weaving. She will teach you in one day how to warp up a loom and you will be able to weave a simple scarf for yourself in that time. This one day workshop will give you the skills and the confidence to be able to choose to move forward with your craft, maybe buy yourself a loom (if you haven’t already) and build on your new-found skills. We will be using the finest, home-grown Welsh wool from Dunja’s farm for the warp, and you will be able to add colour to your design by choosing from Cambrian Wool’s range.
Dunja says “Although the rigid heddle loom is a simple piece of equipment, it is possible to weave very beautiful pieces with it. It is the ideal introduction to weaving, and from here you can move on to weaving with a four shaft or eight shaft table loom or floor loom if you wish.”
We have chosen a lovely venue to hold our workshop – Henllys Estate near to Llandovery. The converted barn on the estate is spacious and welcoming. Claire who owns and runs the accommodation and workshop space will provide us with a lovely lunch which you can pay for on the day. A plentiful supply of teas, coffees and cakes is included in your ticket price.
*No prior weaving knowledge is required but this course is also suitable for anyone who has had a go at weaving before and wants to improve their technique. This course would be too basic for a competent weaver.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included.
I had a lovely day learning to weave with Dunja. The beautiful setting, friendly people, quality materials and patient, knowledgeable tutor made it a very pleasurable day and I was very pleased with the results. I had a spare day's holiday unexpectedly and wanted to make the most of it and quietly industrious time learning with lovely people is always time well spent.
Caroline O'Rourke - - #12113
Response from Make it in Wales:Thank you so much for this Caroline. We're really pleased that you enjoyed xx
Enjoyed the day very much, the weaving was well geared to a 1 day course and you were able to achieve a great looking scarf. Food was lovely and the whole atmosphere very enjoyable.
Sue Ullrich - - #10879
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Course Start DatesSaturday 3rd March 2018
Thursday 27th September 2018
Thursday 15th November 2018
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