WHAT TO EXPECT
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.
Designed for people that are curious about learning to weave on a table loom, it will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will weave on on a four shaft Louët 'Erica' table loom that has been set up for you.
You will take home a series of woven samples that can be made into coasters or, if you prefer, one length of fabric.
Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.
You will have the opportunity to buy your loom and other pieces of equipment at the the end of the workshop if you wish to do so, for which you will be given a 10% discount.
WHAT TO BRING
I will provide hot drinks and biscuits all day but please do bring a pack lunch with you.
You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.
Julia Davey, 20 Wells Way, Bear Flat, Bath, BA2 2AA
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
The course price includes 6 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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It was good to be introduced to a new skill in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting. We were given lots of ideas and materials and encouraged to be creative. Having no experience in any craftwork I could have done with a little more teaching on the very basics. But all in all a very enjoyable day and I would recommend the course. Thank you Ellie
Response from Elka:Hi Ros, thank you for the review. It was great to meet you and have you on the workshop. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day overall. I appreciate your feedback, have taken it onboard and will be more aware in future. Very best wishes, Ellie
A very comprehensive introduction to weaving - Ellie was very approachable and helpful, the course was well organised and she had a wealth of resources for us to plunder. I would like to attend another of her courses in the future.
Response from Elka:Thank you for the review Betty. Great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Best wishes, Ellie
I really enjoyed the course. Excellent teaching and great selection of materials to try. I was so glad to be able to complete my piece of work at a comfy pace knowing that Ellie was on hand to help and advise. I was unsure what to expect from the day, but I would definitely recommend this course. I’m looking forward to joining another course in the future.
Response from Elka:Great to have you on the workshop Christine. Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you had a good day. Best wishes, Ellie.