INTRODUCTION TO FRAME WEAVING
£75.00 – £135.00
INTRODUCTION TO FRAME WEAVING WORKSHOP
Enjoy the day learning a new craft in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex. Perfect gift for yourself or a friend.
Sat 25th Nov 2023 | 10-2.30pm – FULL
Sat 10th Feb 2024 | 10-3pm – 1 PLACE REMAINING
Wed 24th April 2024 | 9.30-2.30pm – 5 PLACES
Wed 19th June 2024 | 9.30-2.30pm – 5 PLACES
Gift cards available – purchase here.
“Pamela’s Frame weaving course has given me the most enjoyable and enlightening introduction to weaving I could have asked for. She uses her years of experience to tailor the course to the individual’s preferences. I have left the course enthused with confidence and ambitions to develop the weaving skills she has taught me – I’ll be back for more in the future as I progress.”
“I have had such a fantastic time undertaking Pamela’s Introduction to frame weaving. As a complete novice I learnt so much in the workshop. Pamela is very patient and encouraging. I feel very lucky to be introduced to this wonderful craft from such an amazing weaver and designer. It was very inspiring and I will definitely be undertaking further workshops with Pamela!
“I absolutely loved the class today! The Experience was fantastic, clear instructions,great help, brilliant feedback and a wonderful environment to learn in. I can’t wait to start projects on my own loom. Thank you so much!”
This creative weaving workshop allows participants to gain an excellent understanding of the principles of hand-weaving, whilst creating their own unique woven artwork or fabric.
Under Pamela’s guidance you will learn how to set up a frame loom and to weave a variety of classic weave structures, such as plain weave and twill, as well as some decorative tapestry techniques including rya knots and soumak stitch and an intro to shapes. soumak stitch and an intro to shapes. For those that are a little more experienced and looking to develop their techniques you will be introduced to different shapes as well as shading techniques. You will have access to a wide variety of yarns to enable you to experiment with texture and colour blending.
Small group of 5 people maximum, to allow for plenty of one-one, personalised tuition.
Suitable for complete beginners and those relatively new to weaving looking to develop their techniques.
Workshops take place on a Wednesdays/Thursdays 9.30-2.30pm and Saturdays 10-3pm on a choice of scheduled dates. Alternatively, if you are a family or group of friends (min 4 people) and have a specific date in mind this can be arranged at no additional cost – please contact Pamela directly.
THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
- 5 hours of weaving demonstrations and guided | one-to-one tuition.
- Use of the looms and tools.
- Access to an inspirational library of yarns from merino wool to fancy Italian and wool/silk fibres.
- Workshop technical guide.
You will have the option to purchase your weaving loom kit at a special rate of at the end of the workshop or as a combined purchase when you book the workshop. Please see ‘select date’ to view options in the dropdown. Merino wool yarn is also available in a range of colours at £7.95 per 50g with students receiving a 10% discount.
WHAT TO BRING
All materials are provided, however I do strongly encourage you to bring any discarded old clothing / textiles which can be cut and woven into your piece or yarn oddments that would otherwise go to waste.
Bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village where you can have brunch prior to the workshop or dinner afterwards.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
All workshops take place in Pamela’s studio in the historical village of Writtle, near Chelmsford.
Address : 6 Rumsey Row, Writtle CM1 3YA. The entrance to Rumsey row is situated between the chemist and Whichcraft jewellers opposite Writtle Green.
Disabled Access: From Writtle Green there are a few steps down towards the studio with handrails. There is step free access from the rear of the studio on St Johns Rd.
Parking: There is no shortage of free parking in the village. Spaces are available on the road around the back of the Writtle village green. There is also a designated free car park on the far side of the green adjacent to the duck pond.
Public transport: The nearest train station is 3 miles away in Chelmsford. Approx 35 mins from London Liverpool St.
SAT 10th FEB 2024 10-3pm – £75, WED 24th APRIL 2024 9.30-2.30pm – £75, WED 19th JUNE 2024 9.30-2.30pm – £75, WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER – £75, WORKSHOP + WEAVING LOOM SET – £135
Cancellation up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop – full refund.
Cancellation 1-4 weeks prior to the workshop – reschedule only.
Cancellation up to 1 week prior to the workshop – no refund or reschedule.