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Description

Saturday Workshops: 10-3pm Weekday Workshops: 9.30-2.30pm Enjoy the 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 classic weave structures, such as plain weave and twill, as well as some decorative tapestry techniques including rya knots and soumak stitch and an intro to shapes. For those that are a little more experienced and looking to develop their techniques you will be introduced to different shapes as well as shading techniques. 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, personalised tuition. Suitable for complete beginners and those relatively new to weaving looking to develop their techniques. Workshops take place on Saturdays 10-3pm or Weekdays 9.30-2.30pm 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 20 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?

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

5 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • 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
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Easter
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Venue

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