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Alan Oliver Handweaver, Dyer & Print Maker

Contact name: Alan Oliver
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Beginner's Weaving Class / Introduction to multi-shaft weaving (Weekend Course)
Next date: Sep 10th

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19 Jul 22'

Emily C reviewed: Beginner's Weaving Class / Introduction to multi-shaft weaving (Weekend Course)

"I had such a wonderful time on Alan's weaving course! He's so knowledgeable and a great teacher! We learnt a range of different techniques on different types of looms, it was so exciting to see creations starting to form based on technique and loom set up. He introduced us to different types of yarn and dyes his own fibres with natural materials. I definitely would go back to learn more, it's such a beautiful practice! Thanks Alan :)"

Alan Oliver Handweaver, Dyer & Print Maker responded:

" Thank you so much for you the lovely review, Emily. It's always wonderful to hear when students enjoy the class. "

15 May 22'

Martin Chandler reviewed: Beginner's Weaving Class / Introduction to multi-shaft weaving (Weekend Course)

"Alan is a great teacher and guides his students through a range of weaving techniques using different looms that demonstrate a variety of set-ups. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and you learn so much about the fundamental aspects of weaving. Alan guides you through the technical language and how to thread up a loom to start weaving. A great productive weekend!"

Alan Oliver Handweaver, Dyer & Print Maker responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review, Martin. I had a great time teaching you and Caroline and I'm so glad you both enjoyed yourselves."

22 Nov 21'

Antonella reviewed: Beginner's Weaving Class / Introduction to multi-shaft weaving (Weekend Course)

"I had a fantastic weekend with Oliver and his looms, he is a good teacher, helpful and complete in his explanations. I was able to use four different hoops and explore multiple types of patterns. With this course, you will learn the basics of starting to work on your own and you can actually understand that the possibilities for creating different types of fabrics are endless. Thanks, Oliver."

Alan Oliver Handweaver, Dyer & Print Maker responded:

" Thanks, Antonella I have a great weekend with you and really enjoyed teaching you all about weaving. Stay in touch (Alan) Oliver"

31 Oct 21'

Boris reviewed: Beginner's Weaving Class / Introduction to multi-shaft weaving (Weekend Course)

"I took part in the 2-day weaving class that Alan offered and what a great weekend it was! Alan is an excellent teacher, and his course is structured to give you a solid introduction to the art of weaving. Even if you are a total beginner, like I was, rest assured you will be patiently guided through the whole process and provided with easy-to-follow instructions and hand-outs. The course is small, so the tuition is as personal as it can get. You will have access to a wide variety of yarns and will be able to experiment with those on both 4- and 8-shaft looms. Alan also demonstrates how to set up a loom and make a warp, explains how to read a weaving draft and offers recommendations on choosing specialist literature and all the necessary equipment should you wish to continue with your new skills. All the samples you produce are yours to take home at the end of the course. Alan’s studio is conveniently located a few minutes away from several tube stations, and you will be offered tea and biscuits throughout the day!"

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