This is a really wonderful introduction to the world of weaving and can be adapted for most age groups. I for one have thoroughly enjoyed it and we did a much simpler version for my daughter Frankie who is three.
I've broken it down into four parts:
Part one: An introduction to a little weaving terminology, materials and equipment.
Part two: Putting a single warp onto your branch and starting to weave.
Part three: Putting a double warp onto your branch (my preferred method) and starting to weave.
Part four: Changing colours and finishing your piece.
I really hope you enjoy this type of weaving as much as I have, i'm totally hooked!
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We loved doing this! My kids are 10, 8 and 4 and it’s great how you can adapt the difficulty according to their abilities. My disabled daughter loved choosing colours and weaving in grasses and yarn too. We displayed the finished branches together as a « weaving tree » on the wall and were really delighted with how it worked out. Highly recommend !
Hi Lynn, thank you so much for the lovely review, i'm so glad you've enjoyed it! I'm just about to put a few more up on here. Very best wishes, Ellie
Absolutely amazing course which I highly recommend!!! Ellie is such a lovely tutor!! She is so welcoming and lovely from the moment you get there til even after you've left the course and beyond! She welcomes you in with open arms, and is so excited to share with you her wealth of knowledge! She is able to fit in so much to teach you within the 2 days! I even left with a brand new loom as was so eager to continue with what she had taught me. And when I ran out of a certain colour of thread that I was using in the workshop... she sent some to my house so that I could finish what I was working on!
She has now moved into a larger bigger studio which I can't wait to go and visit soon and she welcomes you back anytime you would like to be able to help with any further queries you have, or stuff you may have forgotten on the course, as was so much to take in. So definitely get booking on!!
Thank you so much Rachel! I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and I can't wait for you to see the new studio :) X
Fantastic course if you're a bubbly personality of similar age with family stories to share. Terrible if you're over 60 with a disability, hearing problems and a little bit word shy. If that is the case, be prepared to sit waiting for nothing to happen and wasting your money.
I am sorry that you felt you couldn’t complete the workshop.
It would have been useful to know in advance of your disability and hearing problem, then I might have suggested private tutoring as a better option for you. I have taken this on board however and will now ensure people fill out a form before attending the workshop.
I tried to explain that people work at very different speeds and later on in the workshop you might find something far easier than others.
If you hadn’t walked out when you did and your aggressive, rude behaviour had continued I would have asked you to leave as it was disrupting the group and making everyone feel very uncomfortable.
I make no apologies for my bubbly personality, or for mentioning my daughter. The focus of the day was weaving.
Everyone has to wait for a few minutes as I can’t do two things at once, but as the group is only three people it’s never for more than a few minutes.
I hope you will take my comments on board as I have yours.