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Introduction To Hand Held Loom Weaving *2024

£125

This creative 2-day experimental weaving workshop allows participants to gain an excellent understanding of the principles of hand-weaving, whilst covering a broad range of techniques to enable you to start your own weaving projects.

Description

We will be working with an A3-size beech wood frame loom which comes with a rotating heddle bar. An inspirational variety of wool yarns, including merino, will be supplied in a beautiful selection of colours, along with some fancy Italian yarns to enable you to experiment with texture and colour blending.

Day 1
You will be introduced to the weaving tools and materials and learn how to set up a frame loom. Start to weave plain weave and learn how to achieve good selvedges.
Introduction to shapes, and using slit joins and clasping.

Day 2
Introduction to alternative classic weave structures, such as twills and ribs, and learn how to read a lifting plan.
How to use colour gradation in your work using 4 yarns and the splicing technique.
Finishing techniques.

This is an in-depth workshop and you will come away with the technical knowledge required to start weaving independently.
Suitable for complete beginners or those requiring a refresher.

All materials are provided, however you are welcome to bring any yarns of your own you would like to experiment with.

You will have the option to purchase your weaving loom kit and materials at a special rate at the end of the workshop.

Take a look at Pam’s own work here:https://www.instagram.com/pamelaprint.woventextiles/?hl=en

Additional information

Dates:

19th and 20th July 2024

Times:

10-4pm

Artist Bio:

Pamela Print is a hand-weaver and textile artist with 15 years experience in designing woven textiles within industry and her own hand-weaving practice. She is a selected member of the Crafts Council UK and Design Nation, and her work has been featured in Country Living Modern Rustic, The Guardian and House Beautiful.

Student Requirements:

All Materials are provided – Please bring Pamela £7.50 on the day to cover.

If you have any yarns you would like to work with do bring them along too – but there will be large selection to choose from and an option to buy a frame on the day to use at home if you wish.

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