Weaving & Textiles

We believe that weaving, knitting and working with Textiles based practices can help you BREATHE. These hands on, analog processes give the mind a little break as it just does what its told for a minute and sits quietly. There’s a slow, calm and super meditative nature to letting your hands do the talking.


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Basket Weaving with Emily Hall

We are delighted to be joined in the studio this summer by local ceramicist and basket weaver Emily Hall for a mindful and soulful Foragers Basket weaving workshop, using a mixture of bought, found and foraged seasonal materials to create a stunning hand-woven basket or coiled mat.


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Botanical Dyes with Ginny Farquhar

Discover the alchemy of plant colour with our Botanical Dyes tutor Ginny Farquar and spend a mindful morning in the studio creating a beautiful silk scarf. Pause and connect with nature as you prepare, roll, bind and infuse plant essences and colours onto cloth.

This deeply grounding craft allows you to relinquish control and let nature lead you.


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Tapestry Weaving with Susannah Bolton

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. 

Susannah Bolton offers a comprehensive introduction to get you started with weaving - working with stunning hand-made lap looms and a phenomenal selection of vintage yarns. Get lost in the soothing motion of warp and weft..


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Macrame with Erin Donohoe

Are you drawn to the moon? Tune into your inner goddess this summer with our Luna Macrame workshop and create a beautiful wall hanging that as a beautiful reminder of that lunar magic! Macrame is a relaxing and therapeutic craft that keeps your hands busy and gives your mind time to rest. The process is meditative and the results a stunning reminder of that little moment of time you allowed yourself to slow down.  


 
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Experimental Print & Textiles with Paul Wye

Take a wander with us on a mindful journey through drawing, photography, print and textiles in this full day creative print and textiles course led by artist-teacher Paul Wye. This fun experimental day course includes sketchbook development tips, table weaving, chenilling, mono-printing onto paper and fabric and much more as we use a mindful walk and sketching to develop a narrative for sensory sketch-booking.


What you say about our Weaving & Textiles workshops

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Our Studio:

All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio:

Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL

The studio is located in the beautiful village of Newdigate, 15 minutes south of Dorking, just off the A24. Its a lovely rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.