Led by Carole Storm, this full-day workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers. Carole will tailor your day depending on your level of experience – beginners will learn the basics of setting up a loom and weaving, producing a scarf length of fabric, while improvers can focus on mastering the basics and learning new intermediate weaving techniques.
You will learn how to choose weaving materials, warp the loom and create your own cloth on a rigid heddle loom.
By the end of the day you will have a unique woven scarf or sampler. You will also have developed sufficient knowledge and skills to carry on weaving in your own time. Improvers will have gained confidence and learned new skills and techniques.
You can bring your own yarns or purchase them on the day.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for beginners and improvers, and requires no previous experience. The course requires a moderate degree of manual dexterity and is unsuitable for under 12s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The course content for improvers is not rigid – if there are patterns or techniques you want to learn and practice, please let us know in advance and Carole will make the necessary preparations.
What’s included and what to bring
Carole will provide a rigid heddle loom for each participant to use. If you have your own loom you may prefer to bring it to work on – this will let you warp up the loom before the course giving you more time to weave, and take away partly completed work to continue later.
You can bring your own yarn, and there will also be a variety of yarns available to purchase on the day. If buying yarn, this should cost no more than £7 in total. We will email you full details of the yarn requirements when you book.
The price includes tea, coffee and home-baking morning and afternoon, and lunch, prepared using ingredients mostly grown and produced at Dalmore. We can cater for vegetarians and provide gluten-free meals and treats – please indicate on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements.
What will you get from the day?
Apart from the beautiful, hand-crafted scarf or woven fabric swatches, throughout the day Carole will share her extensive knowledge about weaving, including how to select weaving materials, selecting a loom, warping the loom and weaving techniques.