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Arts & Crafts Event, Tue 10 Nov 2020, £240

Design and Weave your own Tweed – 3 days

Design and Weave your own Tweed – 3 days

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Join us for this 3 day relaxed creative workshop to learn how to design and weave your own unique tweed. Traditional tweed has well and truly been brought up to date in recent years and is now very much in vogue. This is the perfect opportunity to either begin weaving or continue your journey. We will cover pattern planning, colour selection, dressing a loom, reading and weaving classic tweed patterns. All this will take place in a bright purpose built workshop with adjoining accommodation available at our historic property, Lanehead, complete with stunning views overlooking Coniston Water and the mountains.

Day 1 – focus on choosing a tweed pattern and planning a warp, selecting the right balance of colours.

Day 2 – by the end of the day your loom will be dressed and you will commence weaving

Day 3 - a full day of weaving and learning all the finishing techniques

Your fabric will be suitable for making cushions, bags, purses or your own sewing projects.

This course is perfect whether you’re a complete beginner and would love to have a go, or if you already know some basics, maybe set your own loom up and woven some patterns. Jan will guide you through the whole process, provide you with tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving in a relaxed learning environment.

Jan has over 30 years experience in the textile field working in Higher Education running a Constructed Textile Resource in Cumbria until 2010 when she decided to concentrate full time on making and exhibiting her own work. Jan designs and makes contemporary woven textiles for fashion, interiors and accessories. Much of her work involves experimenting with different weave structures to see how they distort when manipulated and felted to create individual handcrafted pieces.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 10 Nov 2020 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

£240 including materials, lunches and refreshments. Please bring glasses for close work if required.

Address

Lanehead,
East of Lake,
Coniston,
Cumbria,
LA21 8AA

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