Introduction to Weaving
Ensconce yourself in our beautiful barn to learn the basics of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Workshop. Using a frame loom and weaving tools you will set up your first warp, learn basic tapestry weaving, classic hand-weaving techniques and experiment with a variety of yarns and materials to create your own wall hanging.
This workshop is run at a relaxed pace, perfect for beginners, and gives you all the skills and confidence to practice this meditative craft at home. If the weaving bug bites, you will have the opportunity to purchase the uniquely designed OWS frame loom and its corresponding set of weaving tools at the end of the course.
Lunch and refreshments are included with this course, all provided by Honesty Kitchens. These will include a bowl of one of our delicious seasonal soups paired with our hand crafted bread and, of course, one of our scrummy cakes.
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Tutor: Kate Findlay