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One day 'Love your Loom' tapestry course. Discover the wonderful art of tapestry weaving at my studio set in the beautiful East Devon countryside.
I offer 1 day courses suitable for beginners. Tapestry weaving is a traditional hand craft conducted on a wooden frame loom and used to create pictures, wall hangings, bags and cushion covers. You will learn how to warp your own loom, weave your own textile, finish and create your very own woven wall hanging. Your sampler is made by weaving the yarn in and out. You will learn lots of weaving tips and techniques when you enrol in your course.
The, ‘Love Your Loom’, one day course, will teach you a variety of tapestry weaving techniques on a standing frame loom including: tabby, pick and pick, hatching, rya knots, soumak, shapes, colour blending, outlining. I teach both modern tapestry and traditional picture styles – the choice is entirely yours! The course is suitable for total beginners and those with some experience are also welcome.
At the end of the day you will have completed your unique woven wall hanging to take home. Yarns, frame looms and equipment will be provided for the day.
If you are travelling from afar, B&B accommodation is available on request
Please note: I am flexible with dates so do get in touch via the 'Ask a Question' button.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
On the day.
Please arrive by 9.30am for a 9.45am start. Finish at 5 pm .
All equipment , yarn and frames will be supplied. The classes are limited to 6 students so there is plenty of time for individual tutor time.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and pastries will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. A microwave
and fridge are available.
Cost of the course is £85.00 including the above. Places are limited so please contact me with your details to book in advance.
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This was an excellent workshop, Alana was such a good teacher and taught us lots of different techniques. She was attentive and generous with her materials, we all went home with a finished piece, it was an ideal class of five, just right for individual attention.
Great day. Finished product. Good teaching in small group without being too prescriptive. Thank you. Alison
Response from weavewithalana:Thank you for the review Alison. Glad you enjoyed the workshop
Spent a lovely day enjoying the art of tapestry loom weaving with Alana, who guided me through all the techniques. I came away with my own completed picture. Thank you so much.
Great fun! Alana is a warm and friendly tutor. Wonderful range of yarns and materials to choose from. Masses of lovely weaving examples and ideas. Highly recommended.
Wonderful course, Alana is a very patient tutor. Everything was demonstrated and explained very well. I thoroughly recommend this course.
My first attempt at weaving, explained so clearly by Alana. A really enjoyable day - the time went so quickly and at the end I had a finished piece of work! It has definitely got me so interested that I will be getting my own loom as soon as possible. Many thanks for a fabulous experience.
This was my first experience of weaving. Brilliant day! Excellent teaching and help from Alana. I'll certainly go back for more. I recommend it highly. Ann Mck
we had an amazing day with Alana. none of us had tried weaving before but now we are all hooked! lovely venue. Alana is really friendly and made us feel very welcome indeed. we will be back as soon as possible to try your scarf making workshop. loved every bit of the day.
Thanks Alana. 😀
Lovely full day learning a new craft under Alana’s excellent guidance. Easy to get to location, very peaceful and beautiful. I came away with a completed piece and it has certainly sparked my enthusiasm to continue.
This is a great day introduction to tapestry weaving. Alana teaches lots of different techniques and I created my first little wall hanging to take home under her guidance. Alana was very patient helpful and knowledgable, encouraging me and she achieved an excellent balance of teaching and letting me experiment with colours and design.
My one day tapestry weaving course in September was a wonderful experience. It took place in a workshop with windows all around in an orchard in the heart of the Devon countryside and there was a wonderful peace. The varied weavings on the walls and all the glorious colours of the yarns made me itch to get creating straight away.
Alana guided me in my choice of colours and textures of yarns available, showed me how to weave and all the different possibilities. She checked I'd understood and then left me to work and experiment on my own but was there if I needed any help. She told me that in weaving there's no right and wrong, which I found very liberating. I was quickly completely absorbed in the work and my imagination and creativity were in full flow.
At the end of the day I had a wall hanging that I was absolutely delighted with. To my great surprise, as it was my first attempt, I was proud enough of it to give it to friends as a wedding present the next day. I can't wait to go back and do another course!
I loved my day learning weaving with Alana.
She is a knowledgeable, experienced and considerate teacher with endless enthusiasm and patience!
I learnt the basics, and came away with a beautiful small picture panel. Very pleased with my efforts and hope to continue with my new hobby.
Lovely setting, great lunch! Highly recommended