HAWTHORN

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Weaving Workshops

The process of weaving has been around for centuries in textile production,

the method of which, is to have yarns that are interlaced at right angles to

form cloth or fabric.

 

When trying to understand some of the termonology, the easiest is to think of a

scarf and the threads that create the tasseling are known as Warp Threads and the

threads that go across from side to side are the Weft Threads

 

Weaving involves using a loom which holds the Warp Threads under tension making it easier for the Weft Threads to be woven by the Weaver

COSTS

 

 ONE DAY WORKSHOP:       Cost £150

 Understanding the Warping Frame, the ''Cross'' & making a Warp Chain

 Beaming & Sleying the Loom

 Calculation for required yardgae / meterage

 Weaving a sample cloth over several patterns

 10am - 4pm includes a light home made lunch & cream tea

                                                                                                         

 

 TWO DAY WORKSHOP:      Cost £300

 Understanding the Warping Frame, the ''Cross'' & it's importance

 Making a Warp Chain

 Beaming & Sleying the loom

 Protecting the warp & weft

 Weaving a sample cloth

 Finishing methods

 10am - 4pm on both days & includes a light lunch & cream tea

 

                                                   

 Both of the above would include the use of a 4 shaft table loom

 Use of all yarns

 Handouts to support the session    

 All workshops are limited to three [ 3 ] students                                                                                                                                                                        

                             

If you would like to book a sesion please contact us

We have been spinning and weaving for over 25yrs and are the Tutors for the Cornwall Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers two year Foundation Course.

 

We also head the Guild's Weavers Days as well as teach newcomers to spin at Guild general meetings