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 expert 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 4 people maximum, to allow plenty of one-one tuition and for social-distancing. Suitable for complete beginners and, or those relatively new to weaving.
Workshops take place on Saturdays 11-3.30pm 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.
We have carried out a full risk assessment and have put the necessary changes in place in order to keep our weavers safe, including reducing participants down to 4. A group of 6 is possible if from the same family or ''bubble'. On booking you will receive clear instructions.
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.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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.
You will have the option to purchase your weaving loom kit and additional yarns at a special rate at the end of the workshop.
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.
4½ hours (flexible times to suit)