Beginners table loom weaving: 2-day Intensive workshop
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. Accommodation: If you live some distance from Writtle, then maybe you'd like to consider staying overnight. There are plenty of options in Chelmsford, including an air bnb room just over the road from the studio in Writtle - please send a message if you need advice. 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 and regularly exhibits in London.
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
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
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- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
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