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12 Jun - 14 Jun

Cancelled: Weaving Retreat

Unfortunately we won't be able to bring you the weaving retreat this year due to current COVID-19 restrictions, but we do hope to run it during Summer 2021, so please keep an eye on our website or get in touch for more details if you are interested.

Spend the weekend with us immersing yourself in all things weaving in this beautiful and historic setting. Dye your own yarn and fabric, be inspired by a range of weaving techniques and complete your own wall-hanging to take home.

Outline Programme (subject to change)

Friday

3pm: arrive for afternoon tea in the gardens to meet your fellow course members, the Mill Team and to familiarise yourself with the site.

4-6pm: natural dyeing – dye your own yarn using a range of different natural materials to be used later in the weekend.

Saturday

9am: private tour of the Mill

Morning session: introduction to hand weaving. Lead my a member of our weaving team; learn, practice and create new techniques and weaving patterns

Cold buffet lunch provided

Afternoon session: create your own wall hanging using your pre-dyed yarn & techniques learnt from the morning session with support from our weaving team

5pm: drinks on the lawn

Sunday

Morning session: (working in two groups and alternating)

1) wind your remaining yarn onto a bobbin to take home, using the Mill’s heritage machinery
2) complete your wall hanging, add embroidery and other embelishments to finish your creation

Cold buffet lunch provided

Afternoon session: finish, or stay and play

£200 light lunches included.

For more information about getting to the Mill see: https://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/getting-here/
For local places to stay: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/HotelsNear-g1235322-d1772692-Whitchurch_Silk_Mill-Whitchurch_Hampshire_England.htm l

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Event Type

  • Date 12-06-2020 - 14-06-2020
  • time3:00 until 5:00
  • Suitable forAdults
  • Ticket price £200 per person
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