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Rigid heddle weaving (1)   £75

On this Beginners workshop you will learn how to select your weaving materials, warp the loom and weave a lovely runner or scarf in your chosen colour way all in one day. The landscape of the Brecon Beacons inspires creativity whatever the season. This is a day to forget the stresses of daily life, to return to the skills we used to value more, and to have a lot of fun – you will never think of cloth the same way again!

Although the rigid heddle loom is a simple piece of equipment, it is possible to weave beautiful pieces with it. It is the ideal introduction to weaving, and from here you can move on to weaving with a 4 shaft or eight shaft table loom or floor loom if you wish.

Syllabus

Basic weaving terminology

Yarn selection

Prepare a warp using the direct warping method

Warp the loom

Weave your cloth – a table runner or pretty scarf

'Finish' your handwoven cloth

For available dates see the calendar

Rigid heddle weaving (2)   £75

If you have caught the weaving bug you will soon want to explore more of what the rigid heddle loom offers - it is surprisingly versatile and can produce effects similar to those achieved on a shaft loom.  On my improvers weaving days you will learn some of the following techniques to make a beautiful sampler wall hanging or table mat:

Option 1:  Finger manipulated - Leno, Brook’s Bouquet, Danish Medallions, Spanish Lace, Candlewick

Option 2:  Pick up stick - weft floats for lace variations; warp and weft floats for mock waffle

For available dates see the calendar


General information

Day workshop times are 10am to 4.30pm. All materials, tools and equipment are provided.  Morning and afternoon refreshments are included but please bring a packed lunch.  If you prefer you may go down to the tea rooms in Cwmdu where you will find delicious lunches served!

Half day workshop times are 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.

To book, please get in touch or telephone 01874 730907. By booking onto a course you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Group tuition cost varies depending on the workshop. Individual tuition:  £25 per hour.

If you would like to attend a workshop or have individual tuition but cannot make the advertised dates, please contact me and we can make alternative arrangements.