Weaving on a body-tensioned loom
Date: Saturday 28th September
Tutor: Rebecca Connolly
Location: Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge, BA14 8AH
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In this workshop you will be weaving on simple body-tensioned looms comprising a 20cm wide rigid heddle and a back-strap. Looms will be setup ready, so following a brief demonstration of the basic techniques, you will be able to get weaving!
As you gain confidence Rebecca will offer guidance to extend your weaving and design skills, encouraging experimentation with a range of yarn colours, thicknesses, textures and fibres, to include the British Wools used in her own designs. The Warping, Threading and Tensioning of this type of loom will be demonstrated.
You will create a woven sampler approx. 20cm wide to take home; depending on your choice of yarns, complexity of weaves and speed of weaving you could have a length of up to 50cm – to enjoy as a hanging, used to embellish something like a cushion, or with some simple stitching made into a bag or pocket for …. whatever you need one for!
Please note that the workshops are subject to change. In the event of a cancelled workshop, we aim to inform you 2 days before the starts date of a workshop and you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel a workshop, refunds will only be given if you give us at least one week’s notice before the start of the workshop. If you give us less than one week’s notice, no refund will be given.
Participants need to be able to work unaided. If you would like to attend but require more assistance you are welcome to bring another adult to support you at no extra charge. If you require more information on the workshop please call us on 01225 751339 and we will happily advise.