Introduction to Frame Weaving

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Description

Saturday Workshops: 11-3.30pm | 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 4 people maximum, to allow plenty of one-one tuition and for social-distancing. Suitable for complete beginners and 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.

COVID-19
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.

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.

Maker

Pamela Print at Pamela Print Woven Textiles

Venue

Studio 6, Rumsey Row
Writtle
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 3YA

Suitable for

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

Duration

4½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Tina Clark - - #34019

The weaving course with Pamela print was amazing. Will go again for another course at later date.

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