Weaving courses in East Hendred
I run courses for a maximum of four people with two or three being the preferred number. People can do different options on the same day. This allows them to see a wider range of weaving,
I have a
floor loom, three 4 shaft table looms an inkle loom and six rigid heddle looms
which I use for teaching. I normally weave on another 4 shaft table loom and 8
shaft table loom and a floor loom but can make these available
The prices given are based on 5 hours of weaving.
range of options includes:
Taster Course. Have a go on a table loom, a rigid heddle loom, and an inkle loom.
You will then weave a sampler to take away on one of them. A range of types of weaving will be discussed.
A full or half day is suitable (£50/£30 including yarns)
with twill weaves
You will weave a sampler using various lifts on a four shaft loom which
has been threaded up in three or more sections.(£50 )
To see some of the patterns you can weave, see Varying the twill which was published in the Summer 2010 edition of the Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Point Twill and much more
You will experiment with various lifts and yarns on a four shaft loom that
has been set up with an overshot threading.
If you come for two days you could weave a cushion cover on the
second day (£55)
Weave a sampler experimenting colour combinations. Many interesting
effects can be obtained with plain weave but you could also experiment with
twill weaves if you use a four shaft loom (£50 plus weft yarns at cost)
Weave a sampler on a rigid heddle loom experimenting with tapestry
Weave a scene on a rigid heddle loom using tapestry techniques. (£50)
details of the weaving a scene course
Putting a warp on a 4 shaft loom
recommend two or three sessions a week or two apart so that you can weave on the
warp. A woollen scarf is a good starting project.
Have a go at 8 shaft weaving
weave and shadow weave are two possible threadings with which you can experiment
Dyeing Day (max 2 – summer only)
Participants will dye skeins of wool
a range of colours using acid dyes The theory of colour
mixing will be explained. Weaving will be an option during the afternoon and
random dyeing will be covered. (£50including dyes and fine yarns. Thicker
yarns available at cost)
Natural Dyeing Day(max
2 – summer only)
Participants will dye skeins of yarn using natural dyes including madder and logwood. A brief history of dyeing will be given. Weaving will be an option during the afternoon. (£50 including dyes and fine yarns. Thicker yarns available at cost)
at your venue
I charge £!5 a student for 7 or more. For less than 7 I charge a total of £120
Weaving workshop (full day)
new to weaving will be able weave a sample of plain weaving on a loom and have a
go at pattern weaving on 4 shaft looms. A range of types of weaving will be
Options for those who have done some weaving include putting a warp on a
loom and weaving a picture .
Options for those who have done some weaving include putting a warp on a loom and weaving a picture .
Dyeing (full day)
Participants will dye wool and silk using acid dyes experimenting the colour mixing. They will learn that blue red and yellow are not the best primary colours. I normally include at least one natural dye bath
Partipants will dye skeins of yarn using natural dyes including madder and logwood. A brief history of dyeing will be presented.
- Making silk paper
- Making silk paperfrom cocoon waste. Participants need irons and venue needs sufficient power points! £10
Last updated 10/06/2017