The Woven Briar

Contact name: Bec Briar
Total bookings
almost 2 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

The Woven Briar is my weaving workshop based in the rolling hills on the edge of Exmoor. Using blade shorn fleeces from my flock and harvested or foraged plant materials, I create textiles and craft materials that are fully traceable and sustainable. I offer tuition in my workshop in Ford as well as a social spinning group in Wiveliscombe. I have a flock of rare breed sheep which I keep for their beautiful and versatile fleeces, blade shorn to improve the length of fibre and the welfare of the animal. I wash, spin and weave the wool into beautiful one of a kind pieces right here on the farm, creating 100% natural, biodegradable, sustainable pieces in tune with the seasons. I also send fleeces to a fibre mill just an hour from our fields, to be made in to sliver and yarn, suitable for felting and spinning. All of our animals are grass-fed, well cared for with the highest regard for their welfare and health.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Drop Spindle Kit
3 items left
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One day spinning with a drop spindle
Next date: 31st Jan 2024
2 places left
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One On One Spinning Tuition
Next date: 6th Jan 2024
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Peg Loom Weaving with high welfare fleeces
Next date: 10th Dec 2023
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Two day spinning on a spinning wheel with natural fibres
Next date: 20th Jan 2024
3 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 Nov 23'

Jennifer Davidson reviewed: Two day spinning on a spinning wheel with natural fibres

"Thanks Becs for a great 2 days learning to spin yarn. I really enjoyed your engaging and patient approach, and left feeling I had made a good start with a new skill, plus had great fun! Highly recommended 😊"

The Woven Briar responded:

" Thank you so much it was wonderful spending time spinning with you and watching your yarn come in to being x"

23 Aug 23'

Louise reviewed: Two day spinning on a spinning wheel with natural fibres

"Absolutely amazing. I think it's fair to say I'm not a natural but Bex is so supportive and encouraging that in the end I managed to spin some decent yarn. She is so knowledgeable too. I'm so excited to go and buy my own wheel so I can practise more. I loved meeting the sheep too!!."

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