INTRODUCTION TO FRAME WEAVING
£70.00 – £125.00
INTRODUCTION TO FRAME WEAVING WORKSHOP
Enjoy a half-day learning a new craft in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex. Perfect gift for yourself or a friend.
Sat 15th Oct 2022 | 10-2.30
Wed 23rd Nov 2022 | 9.30-2
Wed 8th Feb 2023 | 9.30-2
Sat 25th Mar 2023 | 10-2.30
Wed 24th May 2023 | 9.30-2
Sat 8th July 2023 | 10-2.30
Gift vouchers available – see select date drop down.
This creative weaving workshop allows participants to gain a basic 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 basic weave structures, such as plain weave and twill, as well as some decorative tapestry techniques including rya knots and soumak stitch. 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 plenty of one-one tuition. Suitable for complete beginners, or those relatively new to weaving.
Workshops take place on a Wednesday and Saturday 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:
- 4.5 hours of weaving demonstrations and guided | one-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 £55 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 £5.95 per 50g.
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 15th OCT 2022 10-2.30, WED 23rd NOV 2022 9.30-2, WED 8th FEB 2023 9.30-2, SAT 25th MARCH 2023 10-2.30, WED 24th MAY 2023 9.30-2, SAT 8th JULY 2023 10-2.30, WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER, WORKSHOP + WEAVING LOOM SET
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.