Owl Weaving Online Workshop – Evolution, Saturday 9th May 2pm – 3.30pm With Jackie Bennett Online with Zoom. £15 per person or £12 concessions.
Weave a small owl, (or fantasy bird) using readily available materials in your home to make a simple loom. In this online workshop, we will meet on Zoom to share a little weaving time together. A list of materials to gather together to make your loom and weave on it will be supplied in advance (these include scissors, sellotape, string, yarns, sticks and a cardboard box, tray or picture frame).
Having talked you through construction of a loom, we will try simple weaving techniques to construct the body of your owl. With time to feedback, you can then complete your owl in your own time, adding eyes and a beak. A set of instructions will be supplied so you can continue at home – and maybe go on to create a whole owl family.
Jackie Bennett is a tapestry weaver and textile artist. She has been weaving for over 20 years. She and teaches and exhibits her work locally and nationally. www.jackietapestry.com
To book: https://www.evolutionarts.org.uk/Owl-weaving-workshop-online
Equipment and materials needed:
1.Loom: Plastic food tray (used to pack fruit, veg and meat) or small strong box such as a shoe box or strong, thin-edged picture frame with glass and back removed
Thin sticks x2 (eg. garden canes, tree prunings, or even pencils, chop sticks, BBQ skewers etc.) length to fit the width of the top and bottom of the box/ tray (2 per loom)
Warp: Strong string (coloured garden string is ideal, or parcel string – natural cotton or jute is best), crochet cotton or whatever yarn you have
Weft: Wool (such as chunky knitting or carpet wool) and synthetic yarns or string, thin strips of material or plastic, ribbons, etc. – anything flexible and at least 20cm long
Sellotape, scissors and ruler
Buttons, beads etc. for eyes and beak, glue or needle and thread
Skillshare – online classes including some that are free on all kinds of things including felting, drumcarding, washing raw fleece and much more. For information on felting courses : www.skillshare.com/browse/felting
Create with Fibre Tel. 01292 550393 www.createwithfibre.co.uk/online%20weaving&spinningcourses.html
Spinning online course
This course is about how to spin yarn: but not only that. It looks at the wide choice of fibres available and helps you to choose the right spinning tool for you.
The course represents excellent value – as well as 13 pdf booklets, there are over 120 mins of videos to accompany every aspect of the booklets, so that as well as reading about the processes, you can watch videos of exactly how it’s done.
Weaving online course
Weaving is a great way to create beautiful handmade items for your home and wardrobe without the need for any existing craft skills. It is a simple technique in its most basic form and very versatile. Use your weaving to make scarves, pictures and even clothing. Although not a requirement, if you spin too you have the added bonus of being able to create things from the very beginning, sheep to scarf! Weaving is something that both adults and young people can enjoy.
This course will show you the basics of how to weave on a simple frame loom and progress to teaching you to use the versatile yet easy-to-use ‘rigid heddle’ loom. These looms can be used to make many things yet do not take up much room in your home and can be easily stored.
Through a combination of easy to follow videos filmed by Piotr Karter at Inlight Media and comprehensive supporting texts, experienced course tutor Janet Renouf-Miller of Create With Fibre will guide you through the weaving process from start to finish. At just £30 for 36 videos and 12 texts, it makes a great gift for any crafter… yourself included!
Braids and Bandsis a discussion group moderated by the Braid Society and primarily exists to provide members with information about Braid Society activities. Non members of the society with a genuine interest in braids and bands are also welcome to join this group. Members can ask questions about any narrow ware technique, or share details of their latest project. Items wanted or for sale can also be advertised. This document Instructions for Groups_io gives step by step guidance for joining and using the service. This Braids and Bands group is hosted by Groups.io.
There is also a Braids and Bands group on Facebook which is also open to non members of the society and is moderated by the Braid Society. For Braid Society Members there is a separate group on Facebook that is used for communicating Society information.
FREE Learn Simple Hand Stitching School of Stitched Textiles This is a short project-based course, designed to help you relax and decompress. So, put on some relaxing music, grab a soothing drink and and lose yourself in the creative process.
For more information : www.sofst.org/beginner-courses
Courses usually held face-to-face but see note above.
Shelagh Duffill is currently running a weaving course on Fridays from 10am to 3pm at Whatlington Village Hall, near Battle. The course will continue at least until Easter. She has weavers who are using rigid heddle and knitters looms and others who are using table looms with 4 and 8 shafts. Everyone is welcome whether you are a beginner or have some experience already. Ring Shelagh on 07817 134686 or email : email@example.com for more details.
Sat 9th April Woven owls, Sun 10th April Dream Catchers, Fibre Fest Eastbourne 07718 906037
Sat 27th June 10am -2pm Tree and Landscape Weaving, Sussex Prairie Gardens £55 – bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 479511
Jackie is a tapestry weaver with over 20 years’ experience of weaving and teaching.Learn hand weaving, macramé or embroidery for fun and artistic expression. Create a hand-crafted item in a one-off, or regular class.
For bookings and further information please contact: Jackie Bennett email: email@example.com Tel. 01273 479511 / 07769 945604
Saturday 22nd February: Essential Nuno Felting Techniques – suitable for beginners and priority will be given to those who have been on the waiting list until January 14th. £60 for the day, plus not more than £10 for materials. Bring your own lunch and we provide light refreshments either side.
Saturday 18th April: Creating a Hollow Form with Wet Felting.- some experience is necessary for this one. £60 for the day, plus not more than £10 for materials.
Same as above regarding lunch etc.
As there are only 6 places we have to ask you to ensure your place with total payment at the time of booking.This can be done by online banking, for banking details contact Mrs. Julia Desch, 01323 832781 or you can send a cheque once you know there is a place for you.
Courses are held at Causeway Farm Barn, Bodle Street Green, BN27 4UA.
Two-Day Rug Frame Course
Wendy Cocks will Tutor the next Rug Frame Course again on Two Separate Days (loom goes home with you in between so you can end up with a finished piece). The total cost is £120 including materials, but we suggest you bring extras – found objects, bits of wood, shells etc whatever takes your fancy – to add to your pieces. Students have made, rugs, wallhangings, bag, cushion covers, chair backs etc. and you can see examples of their work up on my Facebook Page – Julia Desch Artist – Rhythm of The Year.
There is a £40 deposit asked for while you borrow the loom, but it is entirely refundable when you bring it back again.
The following coures are held at The Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 OEU. FOR FULL INFORMATION : Tel. 01243 811348 www.wealddown.co.uk
TAPESTRY WORKSHOP: WEAVE A LANDSCAPE : 8 February 2020 10am-4pm
Using a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and a variety of yarns to produce a woven landscape wall hanging. The emphasis will be on colour blending and both traditional and 3D techniques will be used during the day. No experience of weaving is needed. However both beginners and those with some experience are welcome on this course.
Tutor : Hilary Charlesworth who exhibits her work, details of which can be seen on www.totallytextiles.co.uk. She teaches workshops in a number of textile skills and is a member of the Institute for Learning.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION: Students should bring a notebook, any interesting yarns (in appropriate colour for landscape) they may like to use, and a camera if possible.FEE : £65
SPINNING DROP SPINDLE AND THE WHEEL 1-2 February and 24-25 October, two courses 10am-4pm The two days are interlinked, with the second building on the skills learnt on the first.
Preparation and the drop spindle:
Characteristics of wool and breed
Selecting and judging the quality of a fleece
Preparing for spinning
Spinning using a drop spindle
Introduction and the wheel:
Introduction to the wheel
How to control yarn thickness
Spinning singles yearn and plying
Discussion on use, colour and dyeing
Tutor :Steve Kennett is a regular demonstrator and volunteer at the museum, where he is also involved in researching Tudor knitted hose and spinning wool for the Interpretation team. He learned to spin some thirty years ago, taught by Dorothy Wilmshurst who had studied with Ethel Mairet at Ditchling in the 1930’s. Steve is Vice Chairman of the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and tutor at the Association’s Summer School. He is a member of the Online and Wealden Guilds.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION: The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, those who wish to gain more experience and others who would like to try a variety of methods of creating a woollen yarn. Whilst equipment will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own spinning wheel and an apron. The Museum café will be open or you may like to bring a packed lunch. £100
PEG LOOM WEAVING 28th March 2020 £65 DYEING WITH MADDER Sunday 29 March 2020 10am-4pm
Take an in depth look at dyeing with madder and discover a range of reds, orange and pink dyes all from one dyebath. We’ll compare dyebaths made with chopped roots and prepared extract, and build up a sample book of swatches in wool, cotton, silk and linen whilst finding out more about the history of this ancient dye and how to prepare a range of fibres for dyeing.
Sally Pointer has a background in archaeology and in museum education. She is the author of ‘The Artifice of Beauty, a practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics’ and now works as a freelance heritage educator exploring traditional crafts through practical experiments. She is currently writing a new full scale book on the history and archaeology of soap. £80
NATURAL DYES 13 JUNE 2020 £65
SPINNING FLAX 12 SEPTEMBER £75
DORSET BUTTONS 13 September £65
DESIGN YOUR OWN FAIRISLE KNITTING PATTERN 10 October 2020 £65
INTRO TO FAIRISLE KNITTING 11 October 2020 £65
SEE ABOVE FOR FULL INFORMATION or www.wealddown.co.uk
May 16-25, June 6-15 , Sept 15-25, Sept 25-29, all in 2020
Tastes & Textiles small group tours are designed specially for people with a lively interest in fibres, textiles and the delicious regional food of Italy. These tours are all held in Italy. www.sapori-e-saperi.com. Tel 07768474610
Residential and non-residential weekend event at The University of Worcester.
Planning for the 2020 Guilds Gathering event (which replaces the Conference) is now well underway, with five speakers confirmed for this weekend event exploring aspects of colour: Margo Selby, internationally renowned woven textile designer Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of Royal School of Needlework and author of The Story of Colour in Textiles, speaking on ‘The growing Brightness of Colour: Colour Development in Textiles from Medieval Times to the 20th Century’ Alison Daykin, textile designer, tutor and co-author of Creative Spinning Caroline Nixon, textile artist and eco-dyer and Daniel Harris, founder of the London Cloth Company who has recently acquired a mill near Worcester, as the after dinner speaker on Saturday Registration forms will be made available in January 2020
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