I attended a one-to-one 2-day weaving course in May 2017. The course was both excellent and inspiring. As a novice, I felt the need to have dedicated attention at a pace that suited me (slow). Not only did I get to learn about the setting up of a loom (which is fairly complicated and time-consuming), proof, if that is needed, that the effort of weaving is extremely labour-intensive and that much of that labour is hidden when one buys a woven item, but I also managed to weave a sample in colours of my own choosing, which clearly demonstrated how different weave patterns interact with selected colours - often in very pleasing ways aesthetically. I could not have asked for a more patient teacher. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. And I will find any excuse to organise a 'refresher' when the time comes!
Jane Adams - - #9388
I was given my day of weaving as a gift - and it has been a most wonderful treat!
On arrival (15mins from Station), I marvelled at Katherines fabulous work on sale in her shop before joining a small group in the well equiped workshop downstairs.
After Katherines excellent explanatory talk we each began our chance of weaving a piece.
It was exciting selecting yarns from the large choice available and then settling to a spell of creativity!
Katherines help is near should you need it, and I appreciated her encouraging and most helpful manner.
Time flies, its peaceful, friendly, fun and hugely engrossing.
I'm amazed at my achievement! A very happy day! Many thanks Katherine.
pat - - #4938
I had a great time at Katherine's weaving workshop. As a complete novice it was a great way to try weaving and get to know a little more about the whole process from making the warp to cutting off the fabric.
I was really impressed with what I achieved in the time and it was lovely to have a piece of my very own fabric to take away!
Pat - - #4930
A really great and inexpensive way to give weaving a try!
The first 45 minutes was an introduction into how looms are set up and then the rest of the time was our own to try out whatever we liked, be it different patterns, colours or textures of yarns.
I love the piece of fabric I created and have made it into a little purse!
I will definitely go back to do a full day!
Susie - - #4920
We had a fab afternoon, immersed in weaving - very informative and relaxing at the same time. Thought Katherine was lovely and we aim to return at some point to learn more about threading up the loom and the warping process.
I came away with a piece of work that I was really proud of, although now will appreciate more the hours and talent that goes into creating handmade fabrics. Thank you.”
Mike - - #4919