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Introductory braid weaving workshop

A typical braid for our first workshop

Duration: 3 hours (2pm to5pm)

Price: £32

Book with: Helen Leaf
at Leaf Trading Post

Squirrel at Wellsborough
Bosworth Road
CV13 6PA

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About the Course

A workshop to weave your own braid, using simple and portable equipment.

Weaving braids and bands is a northern European tradition, and it's something that links in to many other traditions around the world. Once the basics are understood, you can go on to weave with different colours, patterns and yarns. It's a great skill!

On this workshop you'll learn:
- how to weave braids/bands using simple equipment (loom/heddle and shuttle)
- how to start and finish your braids
- how to thread a loom/heddle
- how to read and design a pattern

Extra information:
- Using the equipment is included in the course, but if you want to carry on weaving and keep this, you can buy it as an optional extra (£20), and on the day you can also buy hand made wooden shuttles (£30).
- After this workshop there will be the option to do a second workshop, which looks into more complex band weaving - making patterned braids and bands in the Sami tradition.

The tutor:
Helen Leaf, of Leaf Trading Post.

The venue:
Squirrel at Wellsborough, Bosworth Road, Wellsborough, Nuneaton, CV13 6PA

Getting there:
Squirrel at Wellsborough is to the west of Market Bosworth, close to the A444.

To book your place, please contact us via our website or via the contact button on this listing.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

- The yarn you use to make your braid
- Use of the weaving equipment
- Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
- Inspiration!

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 10th November 2019

  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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