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.
4½ hours (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
- Wheelchair users
- Hearing impaired
- Limited mobility
- Learning difficulties (SEN)
- Stag dos
- Suitable for beginners
- Tutor can travel
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Intermediate level
- Father's Day
- Hen dos
- Mother's Day
- Corporate days out & team building
- School holiday workshops & activities
- Public transport