NEWS OF A FACE TO FACE COURSE! with social distancing guidelines.
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Subject: Weaving Workshop Places Available 12th & 13th September at their Whitstable studio.
This course is split between 2 weekends with only 4 students per workshop. At the time of typing 2 places still available.


And another live workshop!   for more info contact Jackie Bennet     01273 479511

Face-to-face workshop: Tree Weaving at Evolution Arts in Brighton on 14th November 10.30 – 4.30. £75/ £65 concessions
The class will be restricted to 5 participants in a large airy room. Materials and equipment will be provided for each participant to keep, so there is no sharing.



Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex
15th – 22nd August 2021

The brochure and all the forms are available to download from the Association Website..


1-2-1 online tuition    Made and Making

1-2-1 online support for £20 per hour with an initial free chat to check that she can achieve your objectives. New – Trickster Patchwork.Charming technique which turns into a fabulous cushion with lapped zip. Video workshop so complete in your own time. £20

Zips Masterclass  all you ever needed to know about zips!  £29 -learn in your own time.

Postage stamp patchwork online workshop £15

 Video workshop and full colour handout.

You will learn how to make your own piece of postage stamp patchwork and step by step instructions with all our tips and tricks will take you through this project using 1.5″ squares to create a beautiful piece of patchwork which you will then  turn into a zipped pouch, or you could turn it into something completely different.  You have the flexibility to watch where you want, when you want, to stop, start and  rewind so that you can move at your own pace and reinforce new techniques with ease. You have access 24/7 for as long as you would like so there’s no rush to complete the content .

When you purchase this online workshop you will receive a confirmation email with a full colour handout handout with log in instructions to gain immediate access.

Also several sewing projects free, small donation welcome. Includes fabric flowers and  crochet layered flowers .  FREE projects to help the NHS.

Contact   Tel. 07967819540

____________________________________________________________________          Courses in natural dyeing  £300

Core skills in natural fabric dyeing is an exciting, online home-study course  which teaches you how to dye fabric a spectrum of colours using just three plants.You’ll discover the secrets to long lasting results, play with beautiful shibori and tie-dye patterning techniques and create a final piece using your new skills.You’ll learn more about the fascinating history and ancient heritage of the craft you’re preserving while considering the ecological benefits.

Delivered via video and written tutorials that you can instantly download and keep forever, this course is packed full of content to help you feel qualified, confident and inspired to begin colouring your textiles with plants.

  • 20+ hours of written and video tuition all available to download and keep forever (equivalent to a 3 day workshop)
  • fun practical projects that build lifelong skills
  • historical and ecological context
  • 1 year’s access to the classroom
  • membership to our natural dye forum with over 10K members
  • certificate of achievement upon completion of practical projects
  • taught by a qualified textiles teacher
  • discover key equipment and tools of the trade
  • create and use a dye journal
  • set up your own organic indigo dye vat
  • try 5 beautiful shibori patterning techniques
  • create a reference swatch book of 12 colours using the heritage dyes – indigo, madder and weld
  • modify colours using assists
  • conduct wash and light fastness tests
  • discover how to grow your own dyes
  • create a naturally dyed, shibori patterned scarf using your new skills
  • Tutor : Justine Aldersley-Williams                    See web site for other courses.


Evolution Summer 2020 Workshops –Jackie Bennett

Tapestry weaving course on the website. Starting 29th September, for 3 sessions.
Three workshops that will build up your weaving techniques step-by-step and result in a piece of weaving that you will be able to display on a wall. Suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to revise weaving basics. This will provide you with a foundation to weave your own art tapestry pieces or move on to another type of weaving.
Trees and Landscapes Weaving Workshop, live on Zoom with weaversbazaar on Saturday 17th October 10.30- 3.30 £60, including a kit of materials and a frame loom.
01273 479511
School of Stitched textiles online courses for beginners – they also do accredited courses. Courses in the following – stumpwork, freeform machine embroidery,hand embroidery, drawing for design, goldwork embroidery and more.
Natural fabric dyeing courses :
Create a rainbow of fabric dyes using heritage plants.
Core skills in natural fabric dyeing
Leaf Printing on cloth
Patterned by plants.
Each of these courses would normally cost £245 but online they are reduced to £75!!.
Online weaving courses from
Make your own t-shirt yarn  FREE
Tartan Design £40
Branch Weaving – learn how to weave on a branch
Woven Coasters £35
See their web site abovefor more information.

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 :

Also Dyeing at


Art yarn spinning video tutorial the colour theory and colour in design for layer cake fibre prep. A very reasonably priced course for anyone interested in art yarn.

£8.40   By Pinki Punky


Create with Fibre   Tel. 01292 550393

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.

Price £30

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!

Price: £30


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
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 Online.  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 :


Courses usually held face-to-face.  Please check with each individual to check they are still running due to Covid.

Weaving Course:

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 : for more details.


Courses are held at Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY. Tel 07967 819540



The following coures are held at The Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 OEU. FOR FULL INFORMATION :            Tel. 01243 811348


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


INTRO TO FAIRISLE KNITTING    11 October 2020         £65




London Guild WSD Workshops open to all but priority given to members of the LGWSD.  For detailed information :


Sapori and Saperi Italian Artists     2020

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.                                                                                                                    Tel 07768474610



Colour the full spectrum

19-21 June  2020

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

Further details from OR

The Handweavers Studio run weekly Weaving Classes held at their studio in Finsbury Park, London.  For more information or to book a class phone 0207 7272 1891 or email
the classes are Evenings – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
                           Afternoons –  Tuesday and Thursday
                           Mornings – Tuesday and Thursday
They also have workshops throughout the year .