Weaving Courses

These weaving courses take you through all stages of creating woven material. They are one-to-one and intensive, tailored to your own pace, so other than a short lunch break, we work straight through.

These courses give you the confidence to look at yarn, understand how many ends per cm/inch are required, calculate warp and weft yardage, dress the loom and weave the yarn into professional fabric which matches your original design.

How to Set-Up a 4 Shaft Loom – 6 to 8 hours

We will first discuss your chosen weaving project, following on to:

  • Choice of yarns (analysing yarn fibre content and suitability for intended use).
  • Calculating yarn using 2m long warp with appropriately sized reed for the yarn.
  • Setting up the yarn on the loom selected. You are welcome to bring your own loom., in which case, time will be taken to ensure that all the equipment and accessories are suitable for weaving.
  • Placing yarn on the loom ready to commence weaving. If time allows, begin to weave the weft yarn from left to right with shuttle.

Course Fee – £150 for 6 hours, thereafter £25 per additional hour

Knitters and Rigid Heddle Loom – 4 to 6 hours

We will first discuss your chosen weaving project, following on to:

  • Choice of yarns (analysing yarn fibre content and suitability for intended use).
  • Calculating yarn using 2m long warp with appropriately sized rigid heddle for the yarn.
  • Setting up the yarn on the loom selected. You are welcome to bring your own loom., in which case, time will be taken to ensure that all the equipment and accessories are suitable for weaving.
  • Placing yarn on the loom ready to commence weaving. If time allows, begin to weave the weft yarn from left to right with shuttle.

Course Fee – £100 for 4 hours, thereafter £25 per additional hour

On each course, you will receive an Ideas/ Project book to add notes as you progress

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

If you can weave and need to know how to produce Boundweave, Double Cloth, Tapestry pictures or just need to know more patternings to thread up and weave, please discuss your requirements with me.

TWO DAY COURSES

Both courses can be spread over two days.If you would like to do this, please book overnight accommodation.