My love of weaving began as a child with a small Spears weaving loom, but it wasn’t until my textile degree at Central Saint Martins London, that I really became drawn to weaving.
For many years after graduating I explored, experimented, and exhibited my woven textiles, all created on my beautiful George Wood Dobby loom - a huge floor loom that required a studio space in a mill! Alongside weaving I taught FE & HE textiles until I took time out to be with my young family.
In 2017 I established my mobile weave studio and began sharing my love of weaving with anyone and everyone! I’ve had lots of positive feedback about my workshops and have gained an excellent reputation for delivering supported and informative weave workshops for beginners across Yorkshire and beyond. (I also seem to be responsible for a considerable number of looms being purchased by participants who found their ‘happy place’ and a new hobby weaving - ooops!)
The Ashford Rigid Heddle looms I use for workshops are considerably smaller looms than the dobby loom and one of the great things about them is that they can be set up in the blink of an eye compared to a multi shaft loom! These looms are great for beginners but have loads of scope for experimentation and pattern making for more confident weavers and best of all no additional equipment is required!
To start your weaving journey there is the option for you to join one of my classes at a yarn shop or venue across Yorkshire or why not get a group of friends together and I can bring my looms to you?
If you love yarn then you’ll love weaving!
"Excellent course covering everything from yarn selection and warping the mini looms to weaving techniques, ending the day with a usable scarf to take home and wear! Anne is an excellent teacher, and Yarn Etc (Harrogate) a great venue to do this course in. Highly Recommended"
"I really enjoyed this workshop. Anne was patient and supportive and struck a really good balance between letting us practice for ourselves and stepping in to steer where needed. I was pleasantly surprised by the scarf I'd made by the end of the day and will definitely be weaving again in future. Yarn Etc was a lovely setting for the workshop too, and browsing the wool was a fun first step."
"Anne was a very informative and helpful tutor. Really enjoyed the day and was pleasantly surprised to see that I created a beautiful scarf by the end of it. Really loved weaving, it is very therapeutic and everyone was very welcoming.
I have no hesitation in recommending Anne.
A truly amazing day. "