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Three hour introduction to frame loom weaving at Thrive Cafe & Wellbeing, Winchester


Duration: 3 hours (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Price: £65

Book with: Ellie Fisher
at Elka

95B
Olivers Battery Road South
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4JQ
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About the Course

An evening workshop for beginners between 6.30 - 9.30pm in the beautiful setting of Thrive Cafe & Wellbeing in Oliver's Battery in Winchester.

What's included?

The course price includes 3 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.

You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.

The evening will include complimentary Chakra Healing herbal teas by Positivitea and a selection of raw vegan treats made by the caring hands of Thrive Cafe & Wellbeing.

What to expect:

The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher.

You will have the opportunity to buy your loom at the the end of the workshop for £20. Cash is preferable.

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.

WHAT TO BRING

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.



PARKING & ARRIVAL

Parking is FREE for an UNLIMITED Time in front of the cafe or the Church Hall

Cafe Location: Thrive Cafe and Wellbeing, 95B Olivers Battery Road South, Winchester SO22 4JQ

Oliver’s Battery Church Hall: St Marks Church, Olivers Battery Road South,Winchester SO22 4JQ (opposite cafe)

Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to park and to grab a cuppa before the workshop begins.

I look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact me.



CANCELLATION POLICY

Workshop cancellations by you

Our workshops are priced as fairly as possible. We therefore have to have a clear cancellation policy to ensure that we cover our costs and the on going viability of the workshop.
Please check your diary carefully to ensure that you are available to attend any workshops you are booking with us.

All our workshops are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances.

If you give more than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop your options are as follows:

We will be happy to transfer you to another workshop, space permitting.
If there are no suitable future dates for you to transfer to we can provide a voucher to be used for a future workshop booking, this will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
You can of course send someone in your place at any time, but please note that this is your responsibility to find a replacement person and you must let us know in advance who will be attending.
If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop then your options are as follows:

If you would like to transfer, we can only transfer you to a future workshop if your place is re-sold.
If you would like to transfer and the place is not re-sold, we can add you to a last minute availability waiting list for future dates of the workshop. If there are still unsold places on the workshop with 24-48 hours until the workshop is due to take place, we will offer you a place at no additional charge. Please note this option is not a guarantee of a space.
We will do our best to fill the place within this time. Please be aware that in our experience it can be difficult to fill places on workshops at short notice.

Multiple class sessions

Some of our workshops take place over several sessions. If you miss a session unfortunately we cannot offer a make up session. If you require further tuition to complete your project you may be able to book 1:1 lessons depending on the project and tuition required.

Workshop cancellations by us

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a workshop you will be given at least 24 hours notice and offered a transfer to another date, voucher to be used at another time or in our store, or a full refund. We will not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation by us.

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 course price includes 3 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.

You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.

The evening will include complimentary Chakra Healing herbal teas by Positivitea and a selection of raw vegan treats made by the caring hands of Thrive Cafe & Wellbeing.



Want to review this course?

I had a wonderful evening with Ellie and several other people in a lovely setting where we were served green teas and raw mint cake. It was gorgeous.

The class itself was excellent. We all had a great time and produced work that were all so different from each others but all really artistic and lovely to see. I loved the introduction to the art of weaving. Ellie was really attentive to each of us and a great teacher. I am really proud of what I achieved and of course purchased the loom I was using so I could do more on my own. Maybe even do a further course to improve on the skills we learned.

Thank you Ellie X

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Response from Elka:

Thank you Karen for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was fantastic! Ellie X

A wonderful evening which was held in a very harmonious location. The workshop was excellent; clear, enthusiastic advice and guidance led a complete novice through the stages of preparing my loom frame and beginning to weave. The range of fabrics and threads were numerous enough to unlock the creative juices of the most uncrafty of people. The end result; a piece of original weaving the creation of which had totally absorbed me and enthralled me.

I would thoroughly recommend this workshop and indeed would suggest that if weaving is something you would like to do then please contact Ellie; you will not be disappointed.

- - #26201

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much Kevin for the lovely review, your weaving was fantastic. I'm so happy that enjoyed the workshop and it was great to finally meet you. Thank you also for the happy humming :) Very best wishes, Ellie

Ellie's weaving workshop was a lovely way to spend an evening. She is a great teacher - informative, encouraging and generous with her time. There were lots of resources available and the handouts will be very useful. I came away feeling that I had learnt enough to be comfortable starting my own projects at home. Thank you Ellie!

- - #26190

Response from Elka:

Thank you for the lovely review Fiona. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop, and that you feel confident to continue at home. Your weaving was wonderful! Very best wishes, Ellie

This was a lovely introduction to loom weaving. The workshop for me was a success and I came away feeling that I had enough knowledge to try more at home. Ellie gave clear instructions and interacted with everyone individually whilst giving encouragement where needed. I would gladly recommend it!

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Response from Elka:

Hi Glenna, thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and that you've continued weaving at home. Best wishes, Ellie

I had a lovely time at the hand loom workshop, Ellie was a very warm, welcoming and supportive teacher - the time flew by and I left having learned about weaving, tassels and knots! and came home with my prize of a woven artwork which I had made all by myself.

The venue was also really great, alongside all my fellow weavers - a really wonderful way to spend an evening. I left, with hand loom to continue learning and practicing... I'll be back Ellie.

- - #24757

Response from Elka:

Hi Angela, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. See you again :)

A great way to spend an evening! I went along with my mum and aunty and we all throughly enjoyed it, Ellie was a great teacher and explained techniques really clearly for us as well as always being on hand throughout the session to go over things and show 1-2-1. So happy with the weaving I took away!

- - #24728

Response from Elka:

Hi Becki, It was so lovely to have to all on the workshop and i'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your weaving was absolutely fantastic!

Such a great workshop! Ellie is an excellent teacher and the quality of the products were fantastic. I would love to do this course over and over again.

- - #23016

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much for the lovely review :) Great to have you at the workshop. Loved your weaving! Xx

A really lovely way to spend an evening. Right from the start the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing which made learning fun. Ellie's care and attention to detail (such as the baskets with resources and equipment) indicated that the course was well thought through and professional. There was no pressure to finish the weaving which enabled everyone to work at their own pace and to their own level of satisfaction.
I left feeling inspired to learn more.

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Response from Elka:

Thank you for the lovely review Petina! It was great to have you on the workshop, i'm so glad you enjoyed it. Very best wishes, Ellie

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 5th February 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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