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This workshop is a mini textile retreat, for those who wish to learn the craft of weaving.

Instructor Naoimh Larkin approaches weaving as a meditative process, and during this 2 x2hr weaving workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a hand-held frame loom, the history of the art form, and about the properties of different yarns and fibres.

The practice of weaving is slow, mindful and repetitive, and when this process is embraced it can be relaxing for the mind and body — even therapeutic.

Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting and finishing a piece of hand-woven art. Within your ‘At Home Weaving Kit’ you will be provided with information of where to buy the most suitable yarns and fibre for future projects. We aim that all students will complete a fully finished mini woven artwork and will grow confidence in experimenting further for future hand weaving projects.

Please note: No previous experience needed. Materials will be posted out, order’s for weaving kits must be put in before the 2nd January 2021.

The class is spread across 2 x 2hr workshops.

Group A- Sat 9 Jan 11am-1pm & Sun 10 Jan 11am-1pm

Group B- Sat 16 Jan 11am-1pm & Sun 17 Jan 11am-1pm

 

In the weaving kits everyone will get:
  • A frame loom
  • Shuttle
  • comb 
  • A selection of natural yarns and fibres
  • A leaflet with information on it about where to buy weaving yarns and weaving equipment
  • A fun fact note on colour theory 
  • scissors 

 

Please note this workshop is only available to residents of the island of Ireland.




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