Techniques of Rug Weaving
This one-on-one focused course is designed for people with some experience of weaving, and who want to learn techniques specific to rug weaving. Using one of the looms I create my own rugs on, students will have the opportunity to try out various techniques, including Plain Weave techniques such as Kilim (or slit tapestry), Interlocking (or Swedish) Tapestry, and Soumak; as well as Multi-shaft techniques like 2/2 Twill and Broken Twill.
I will also teach various techniques for finishing the edges of rugs.
Content and the length of tuition can be tailored to suit individual students' needs. For example, two full days allows time for students to try out the various techniques and go home with some samples, but 4-5 days will be needed to weave a full rug.
Introduction to Multi-Shaft Weaving
This weekend long beginners course is designed to give students a feel for what can be achieved using a multi-shaft loom. Taught in small groups of four or less and using four and eight shaft table looms, students will have an opportunity to weave on a number of pieces of equipment, each one set up differently, so that a wide variety of patterns and techniques can be explored.
As well as sampling, students will also learn about weaving notation, how to make a warp, and how to set up a loom ready for weaving.
This is a full weekend class (Saturday and Sunday 10 - 5 with an hour's break for lunch)
Dates for Classes in Spring 2019:
9th & 10th March (limited availability)
13th & 14th April
11th & 12th May
8th & 9th June
All materials are supplied and are included in the price of the course.
Bespoke & Group Learning
In addition to the classes already mentioned, tuition can also be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Whether you are a complete beginner or just want to brush up your skills (or learn some new ones) please don't hesitate to get in touch to ask any question your may have or to let me know what your learning needs are.
Group classes can be arranged for parties of up to 4 people, and can be themed around making something in particular (a scarf or table runner, for example). Or they can just be a fun social activity for a group of friends to enjoy while learning a new skill.
Get in touch with your ideas and to find out about group prices.