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Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving
Wednesday 11 September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

We are delighted to have teamed up with Ellie Fisher of Elka Textiles to offer a beginners 6 hour 'Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving' workshop, 10am-4pm.

£95, book directly with Elka here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
The course price includes 6 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.

You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.

You are welcome ot use our cafe on site but please do feel free to bring a pack lunch if you'd prefer.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher.

You will have the opportunity to buy your loom for £20 at the the end of the workshop, cash is preferable.

MATERIALS
Ellie likes to work with as many sustainable materials as possible and, where possible, she tries to source end of line and second hand materials that would otherwise go to waste.

There will be a wide selection of materials available to you ranging from banana, hemp, linen, paper, cotton and recycled yarn to rose, mint, bamboo and flax fibres.

You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.

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