Beginners table loom weaving: 2-day Intensive workshop

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Description

Learn how to set up a table loom and design and hand-weave your own cloth in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex.

In this 2-day creative hand-weaving workshop you will learn how to design and plan a warp, set up an 8-shaft loom and weave a selection of samples using a variety of techniques. This is an in-depth, intensive workshop and you will come away with all the technical knowledge required to start weaving independently.

Suitable for complete beginners or those requiring an in-depth refresher. Each student will have use of a dedicated 8-shaft Ashford table loom, or have the option to bring their own.

Maximum two participants allowing plenty of personalised tuition.

Alternative weekend dates/times can be arranged as well as mid-week options.

10-5pm with a break for lunch.

Day 1
Focus on how to design your cloth and calculate a warp using colours of your choice and all the processes required to set up your loom, from using a warping mill to threading the heddles. By the end of day 1 your loom will be set up and ready to start weaving.
Day 2
Weaving all day. You will learn how to read a lifting plan and be introduced to the standard weave structures as well as to more complex designs. You will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of different yarns. You will go home with a selection of samples or completed piece of fabric to display or make a functional item from.

Pamela Print is a textile artist with 15 years experience in designing woven textiles within industry and her own hand weaving practice. She is a selected member of the Crafts Council and Design Nation.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- 2 days of demonstrations and personalised one-one tuition.
- Use of the looms and tools.
- Access to an inspirational library of yarns from merino wool to fancy - Italian and wool/silk fibres.
- Workshop technical guide.
- Refreshments

Maker

Pamela Print at Pamela Print Woven Textiles

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Venue

Studio 6, Rumsey Row
Writtle
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 3YA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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