Weaving for Well-being
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning - Henry Ward Beecher.
This season we are bringing the wondrous Art of Weaving into the heart of our little school. NEW tutor Susannah Bolton offers a comprehensive introduction to get you started with weaving - working with stunning hand-made lap looms. Get lost in the soothing motion of warp and weft...
Learn to Weave / Beginners Workshops
Workshop date: Saturday 30th March 2019
Workshop time: 13:00 to 16:00
Workshop level: Beginners
Start your weaving journey with the wonderful Susannah Bolton this season where she will be teaching you all you need to know to get to know your loom.
You'll be working with stunning hand-made notched lap looms and will learn all about the anatomy of the loom before planning a small tapestry and starting to weave.
Susannah will be providing an extensive range of yarns including some beautiful and rare vintage tweed wools and silks!
You'll have the option to work from a planned image or if you're feeling a little more adventurous - to free weave and just see where the patterns, colours and yarns take you.
At the end of the session you'll be taught how to remove your finished piece from the loom - securing and tying off your finished tapestry and will have the option to buy a loom (rrp £60) if you would like to continue your practice at home.
How to book: Book online to secure your space. Full booking terms and conditions are here. Prior booking essential.
Check out our monthly MEET AND MAKE weaving sessions here! Come along and work on your current project in the company of other like minded learners. Tutor Susannah Bolton will be on hand for guidance and support!
Weaving Development Course
Mastered the basics of weft and warp? Now its time to broaden your understanding of yarn working with a full day development course led by our textiles expert, artist teacher Susannah Bolton.
Check out our MONTHLY in MEET AND MAKE weaving sessions here! Come along and work on your current project in the company of other like minded learners. Tutor Susannah Bolton will be on hand for guidance and support!
Mastered the basics of weft and warp? Now it’s time to broaden your understanding of yarn working with a full day development course led by our textiles expert, artist teacher Susannah Bolton.
Course date: Sunday 3rd February 2019
Course time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Workshop level: Improvers (complete beginner’s workshop first!)
Course fee: £95
Following on from her beginner’s workshops, Susannah Bolton is back with a full day of weaving inspired by more contemporary approaches to designing and making a tapestry weaving.
You’ll begin by looking at and discussing textile artworks by contemporary makers - learning how to translate these sources of information into a design for a weave.
This exploratory and experimental day course will allow you access to some unusual weaving materials that can bring structure and texture to your weaving practice. You will explore non-traditional materials including found natural objects such as feathers and plants, or manmade materials like fabric strips or fishing twine. You’ll learn how to secure these to your piece before reflecting on the materials explored in order to plan and weave a new composition inspired by these materials.
As usual Susannah will bring to the table her extensive and unique collection of vintage yarns for you to pick and choose from as you work. Bring your own loom along or if you’ve yet to purchase your own, ask and we’ll lend you one for the session.