Join hand-weaver Jeremy Uden for a day-long taste of weaving.
You will learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft table loom, which will be prepared and ready to use. By the end of the day, you will create a woven sampler to take home with you.
There is a maximum of two people on each course, which I can run on a Friday or Saturday. Social distancing is possible in my Weaving Studio, which is accessed through my garden, and you would have your own toilet facilities for the day.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials are included.
I can provide tea, coffee etc, but lunch is not provided. Waterperry Gardens has an excellent cafe, or you are welcome to bring lunch wit you.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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We had a fantastic day. Jeremy is a very knowledgable, patient teacher and kept us supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. I had a small amount of previous experience, my sister none, but we both came away with a wonderful sampler of different weaving patterns and an understanding of how these can be achieved. The beautiful studio in its lovely garden was a pleasure to work in. A great day for a beginner or experienced weaver.
I really enjoyed this taste of weaving. The tutor’s approach meant that I came away with a really good understanding of the potential to create pattern from the warp and the weft, while at the same time having plenty of time to simply ‘weave’ and enjoy the process of using a 4 shaft loom. This course is perfect for beginners and also those with a little experience who really want to explore pattern and texture more deeply. The garden studio is spacious and works well for social distancing ... myself and a neighbour went on the course together and wore face masks and sat well apart, so the course was perfectly ‘COVID’ safe.
As a taster day to give an insight into the craft of weaving, this was excellent. Jeremy has clearly put a lot of thought into his approach, and had 2 (socially distanced) looms - one for each of us - set up in a large room. The looms were warped up in such a way as to let us see the effect both of very simple patterns and of more-complex designs. He explained enough of the theory to give an insight into the possible levels of complexity without frying our brains, and also showed us lots of different samples of work to stimulate our interest and enthusiasm. By the end of the day, we had each woven a lovely sampler to take away - as a momento of the course and a reference for future work.
I wanted an idea of how easy it was to get started with weaving, what quality of fabric could be produced by a novice and whether it was something I would enjoy at all. This taster day was perfect for that. Everything was set up for us (in a lovely setting) so we could just weave. We first learnt the mechanisms behind the patterns which we were then able to see in action immediately.
Jeremy welcomed us into his home, plied us with a constant stream of tea and biscuits and answered all our questions about weaving, both as an activity and as an art form. He showed us lots of demonstration pieces and explained how they were created.
I found it quite therapeutic with a lot of scope for creativity and can easily see it turning into a long term hobby. We would both recommend Jeremy's course either as a one off taster or an introduction into the world of weaving!
I attended this weaving workshop with a friend - we had a great day learning how to weave and how to read patterns. We were delighted with the samplers we made. We were shown many amazing samplers and items made by the tutor.
Can’t wait to get going with more weaving!
I spent a lovely day understanding weaving diagrams, looking at samples, and best of all, weaving my own sampler, with the understanding to explain it to my husband when I got home.