Would you like to learn to weave?

So, after a few months of umming and ahhing and a fair bit of procrastination, I am very excited to finally have launched two introductory Weaving Workshops, to be held on Saturday 22 April 2017 and Saturday 20 May 2017. Eeek! 

Those who have followed along for a while will know that over the last 18 months I have completely fallen in love with weaving and have been slowly but steadily developing and honing my skills and style. I find weaving a constant source of creative satisfaction but also meditative comfort - a way of switching off from the everyday and losing myself in the gentle rhythm of the yarn.  I started selling my weaves towards the end of last year, and now, with more time to devote to this lovely craft, I would love to share what I have learnt with you! 

During the workshops I will teach you everything you need to know to create a beautiful woven wall hanging on a frame loom. You will gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as rya, soumak and pattern making, and you will have a chance to experiment with a wide range of vintage, natural and unusual yarns to create texture and colour. You will receive your own handmade wooden loom, all necessary weaving tools and a weaving guide so that you can carry on weaving after the workshop. By the end of the class you will not only have picked up the techniques and styles needed to create a wall hanging, but will also be on your way to finding your own unique weaving voice!

My weavings are heavily inspired by the natural world, and I often use natural textures, colours and scenes as a starting point for my work. I want to share this too, and so as part of the workshop, I will guide you in using elements and scenes from the natural world to inspire your wall hanging. I will also provide plenty of natural images, materials and objects to help you design your weave. If you have a particular scene or landscape you would like to capture, please do bring it along and I will help you translate it into a weaving. 

I am limiting numbers to just 6 attendees for each workshop to ensure plenty of time to get to know each other and to allow lots of one to one teaching.  The class is designed for both beginner weavers and also those wishing to develop their weaving style and meet other weaving enthusiasts. 

I will be holding the workshops at my home in Hither Green, South East London. We will learn around my kitchen table, with lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake on hand. We will also share a simple and informal lunch together.  

I'm so excited to be teaching these workshops and would absolutely love to see you there - please do get in touch if you have any questions or want more information. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Can't wait to meet you! 

Mary x