2 day introduction to table loom weaving, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
A two day workshop for beginners between 10am - 4pm, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. WHAT'S INCLUDED The course price includes two days 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. WHAT TO EXPECT This is quite an intense workshop and there is a lot to take in over the two days, especially on day one, but everything you learn is supported with a handout of clear notes which is yours to make notes on and take home. DAY ONE: Planning your warp and setting up your loom. - The basic principles and terminology of weaving. - How to plan and make a warp, wind it onto your loom and thread the loom up. DAY TWO: Patterns and weaving. - Looking at and documenting patterns. - Lots of weaving! Please be aware that people learn at very different paces, something you find very simple, another might really struggle to understand and vice versa. You will be encouraged to support your fellow group members whilst working at your own pace. It is important that you don't worry about what stage other people are on as this will only hold you back. I will ensure that by the end of the two days you will take home a series of woven samples. There are never more than four people per workshop to ensure 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. Please let us know of any special needs prior to booking so as we can discuss all possible options with you. WHAT TO BRING Fisherton Mill have a wonderful cafe where you can purchase your lunch with a 20% discount, cakes and drinks, however if you'd prefer to bring a pack lunch, please feel free to do so. You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any materials at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along. PARKING & ARRIVAL Please arrive in good time to ensure you have time to park before the workshop begins. There is no parking for Fisherton Mill but you can park all day in Salisbury Central Long Stay Car Park (Mill Stream Approach, Salisbury, SP1 3SL) which is just a five minute walk from Fisherton Mill. The workshop will take place in the gallery upstairs. I like to start promptly as there is quite a lot to go through, but if you do find you are running late, please don't panic, once i've got everyone started off i'll be able to get you up to speed with the rest of the group fairly quickly. 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 20 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
What's included in the price?
The course price includes two days 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. Hot drinks and biscuits!
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
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.
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