Course Start DatesTuesday 5th May 2020
About the Course
A twelve hour evening workshop held over 4 evenings, for beginners between 6.30-9.30pm at the Elka studio in Littleton.
What to expect
The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of table weaving. You will learn how to plan and make a warp, wind it onto your loom, thread up the loom, and create patterns on a four shaft Louët 'Erica' table loom.
Spaces are limited to ensure so you receive as much guidance as you need.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and for those with a little experience that would like a refresher.
You will have the opportunity to buy your loom and other pieces of equipment at the the end of the workshop if you wish to do so, for which you will be given a 10% discount.
What to bring
I will provide tea, herbal tea, coffee, biscuits (vegan & gluten free), and oat milk but please do bring any other snacks or drinks you'd prefer.
You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.
Parking & Arrival
There is ample parking at the studio.
Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to grab a cuppa before the workshop begins.
I look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact me.
About your tutor
Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course price includes twelve hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.
You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.
I had a wonderful evening with Ellie and several other people in a lovely setting where we were served green teas and raw mint cake. It was gorgeous.
The class itself was excellent. We all had a great time and produced work that were all so different from each others but all really artistic and lovely to see. I loved the introduction to the art of weaving. Ellie was really attentive to each of us and a great teacher. I am really proud of what I achieved and of course purchased the loom I was using so I could do more on my own. Maybe even do a further course to improve on the skills we learned.
Thank you Ellie X
Karen Linton - - #26213
Response from Elka:Thank you Karen for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was fantastic! Ellie X
A wonderful evening which was held in a very harmonious location. The workshop was excellent; clear, enthusiastic advice and guidance led a complete novice through the stages of preparing my loom frame and beginning to weave. The range of fabrics and threads were numerous enough to unlock the creative juices of the most uncrafty of people. The end result; a piece of original weaving the creation of which had totally absorbed me and enthralled me.
I would thoroughly recommend this workshop and indeed would suggest that if weaving is something you would like to do then please contact Ellie; you will not be disappointed.
Kevin Flynn - - #26201
Response from Elka:Thank you so much Kevin for the lovely review, your weaving was fantastic. I'm so happy that enjoyed the workshop and it was great to finally meet you. Thank you also for the happy humming :) Very best wishes, Ellie
Ellie's weaving workshop was a lovely way to spend an evening. She is a great teacher - informative, encouraging and generous with her time. There were lots of resources available and the handouts will be very useful. I came away feeling that I had learnt enough to be comfortable starting my own projects at home. Thank you Ellie!
Fiona - - #26190
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Fiona. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop, and that you feel confident to continue at home. Your weaving was wonderful! Very best wishes, Ellie
This was a lovely introduction to loom weaving. The workshop for me was a success and I came away feeling that I had enough knowledge to try more at home. Ellie gave clear instructions and interacted with everyone individually whilst giving encouragement where needed. I would gladly recommend it!
Glenna Stephens - - #24811
Response from Elka:Hi Glenna, thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and that you've continued weaving at home. Best wishes, Ellie
I had a lovely time at the hand loom workshop, Ellie was a very warm, welcoming and supportive teacher - the time flew by and I left having learned about weaving, tassels and knots! and came home with my prize of a woven artwork which I had made all by myself.
The venue was also really great, alongside all my fellow weavers - a really wonderful way to spend an evening. I left, with hand loom to continue learning and practicing... I'll be back Ellie.
Angela - - #24757
Response from Elka:Hi Angela, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. See you again :)
A great way to spend an evening! I went along with my mum and aunty and we all throughly enjoyed it, Ellie was a great teacher and explained techniques really clearly for us as well as always being on hand throughout the session to go over things and show 1-2-1. So happy with the weaving I took away!
Becki Clark - - #24728
Response from Elka:Hi Becki, It was so lovely to have to all on the workshop and i'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your weaving was absolutely fantastic!
Such a great workshop! Ellie is an excellent teacher and the quality of the products were fantastic. I would love to do this course over and over again.
Chantelle Lindo-Davies - - #23016
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review :) Great to have you at the workshop. Loved your weaving! Xx
A really lovely way to spend an evening. Right from the start the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing which made learning fun. Ellie's care and attention to detail (such as the baskets with resources and equipment) indicated that the course was well thought through and professional. There was no pressure to finish the weaving which enabled everyone to work at their own pace and to their own level of satisfaction.
I left feeling inspired to learn more.
Petina Simner - - #21262
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Petina! It was great to have you on the workshop, i'm so glad you enjoyed it. Very best wishes, Ellie
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