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Description

Saturday Workshops: 10-2.30pm Wednesday Workshops: 9.30-2pm Enjoy a half day learning the ancient craft of weaving in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex. This creative weaving workshop allows participants to gain a basic understanding of the principles of hand-weaving, whilst creating their own unique woven artwork or fabric. Under Pamela’s guidance you will learn how to warp up a frame loom and to weave a variety of basic weave structures, such as plain weave and twill, as well as some decorative tapestry techniques including rya knots and soumak stitch. You will have access to a wide variety of yarns to enable you to experiment with texture and colour blending. Small group of 5 people maximum, to allow for plenty of one-one tuition. Suitable for complete beginners and those relatively new to weaving. Workshops take place on Saturdays 10-2.30pm or Wednesdays 9.30-2pm on a choice of scheduled dates. Alternatively, if you are a family or group of friends and have a specific date | time in mind this can be arranged at no additional cost. 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.

What's included in the price?

4.5 hours of weaving demonstrations and guided | 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 You will have the option to purchase your weaving loom kit and additional yarns at a special rate at the end of the workshop.

What you will need

All materials are provided, however I do strongly encourage you to bring any discarded old clothing / textiles which can be cut and woven into your piece or yarn oddments that would otherwise go to waste. Bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village where you can have brunch prior to the workshop or dinner afterwards.

Duration

4½ hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Public transport
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Venue

Studio 6, Rumsey Row, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3YA