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Creative woven textile courses in South Devon with Susie Gillespie.
Two day courses held in a timber-framed studio near Totnes. Beginners or experienced students. Susie can show you basic weaving techniques as well as unusual ideas in weaving. You will be able to make your own artwork, cushion or needle-case.
You can weave different textures on a linen warp, experimenting with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay.
You can also see Flax growing and how it is processed into yarn.
What's included in the price?
Materials all included as well as a delicious lunch.
Large floor looms all set up with a linen warp ready for you to start weaving.
Last year I spent a wonderful week learning to weave with Susie who is an excellent tutor. I stayed in the accommodation which was so good slept like a baby, the food was just great and the surroundings were very restful. The other people on the course were very pleasant to be with. Came home with a cushion front which I made up and gave to my son who is very happy with it. Would recommend any course that is running here.
I loved everything about this course. Susie's work and studio are very inspiring. She is a wonderful teacher and was very happy to answer any questions. I stayed in the accommodation there and it was a relaxing haven away from my hectic family life. The lunch was delicious too! I will recommend this workshop to everyone!
Really enjoyed everything about this 2 day course. Susie is an inspiring teacher and provides a good balance between instruction and encouragement. The workshop has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and her directions to find it were spot on. The delicious lunches were an added bonus. I'm so pleased with the cushion cover I've made and would love to go back to do another course.
Loved every minute! Two days spent in a beautiful, light and airy converted barn, with excellent looms waiting to be used, and beautiful shades of linen to weave with. Susie creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. As a complete beginner to weaving, I delighted in the inspiration in Susie's work, and she strikes a good balance between instruction and leaving you to explore the possibilities of her particular style of producing a piece of weaving. This informal method of weaving is wonderful, and I was thrilled to come away with a wall hanging. Susie also provides a delicious lunch, cake, coffee - heaven! Who needs a spa day when you can do this!! Can't wait to come back. Thank you Susie.
the best two days- super tuition in lovely surrounding and nothing too much trouble. Learnt a great deal and came away with a completed front cushion cover and the cushion provided too! Thankyou Susie - look forward to seeing you again.
I adored everything about attending this course, Susie, the setting, the workshop itself, the flax, the colours, the lunch, the inspiration. The whole experience was completely wonderful. I never thought I'd find anything to top my love of sewing, but this course has me completely hooked. If Susie opened a weaving school I'd be front of the enrolment line.Bravo Susie. You are brilliant. Can't wait to come again.
What a brilliant course. Lovely workshop, well set up. Susie was very attentive and helpful as well as preparing a yummy lunch. Managed to make a cushion cover with a variety of techniques and was very pleased with it.
I came on this course with 3 friends and we were all delighted with our choice. The setting is beautiful and tranquil and really added to the experience. Susie explained clearly and effectively how to get started and we were very pleased to all be weaving within half an hour of starting. The lunch was delicious and the ginger biscuits were sublime! At the end of the two days we all came away with a finished piece of work feeling relaxed and satisfied. I would love to go again and will definitely recommend this course to friends.
This was one of the very best workshops that I have been to. Susie is a skilled and attentive instructor and her studio is fab to work in. I learnt a lot and am really really pleased with what I produced. Am now addicted to weaving and can't wait to go back -even though I live at the other end of the country!
I have now attended 2 work-shops with Susie and loved every minute. As a total beginner I found the basic instructions easy to follow and was enthralled by the process, loved the 'twill'.
Susie is a very creative weaver, so plenty of ideas and inspiration and I was soon exploring the possibilities of wrapping and hole making, then adding in other materials to create wall hangings.
The 2 friends who did the course with me persevered with the basics and I have to say that although I was delighted with my results I was also very envious of their cushion covers.