Suitable for the complete beginner right through to masterclass and professional development level.
We also offer a schools programme aimed at supporting teachers in delivering their art and design curriculum.
We welcome visits from school groups and can provide free talks about the craft made by our guild members and about the work within our special exhibitions.
All of our workshops are delivered by professional artists.
Drop-in craft sessions, arty parties and tailor made workshops are also available. Please contact us for more information.
You can book online or telephone 029 2048 4611 for further details or to make a booking.
Introduction to weaving with Laura Thomas
Saturday 11th May, 10:30 - 13:00
Using prepared 4-shaft table looms you will be introduced to the basics of table loom weaving. Basic weave structures, hand manipulation techniques will be covered in this half day session, experimenting with a variety of weft yarns. Suitable for novices. Please bring a notebook & pen, fabric scissors and if desired, your own yarns although yarn will be provided on the day by Laura.
Laura is also running a full day weaving workshop at Craft in the Bay on Sunday 19th May. An opportunity for you to develop your skills further and explore a broader range of yarns and techniques.
An Introduction to Table Loom Weaving with Laura Thomas
Sunday 19th May, 10:30 - 16:30
Using prepared 4-shaft table looms you will be introduced to the basics of table loom weaving, taught basic weave structures and hand manipulation techniques. Laura will encourage you to experiment with a variety of weft yarns in many fibres, textures and colours in order to take home a collection of technical and creative woven samples. Detailed handouts will be provided.
Suitable for complete novices to weaving.
Please bring a notebook & pen, fabric scissors and if desired, your own yarns, although Laura will supply a good range of yarns on the day.
Only four spaces available on this workshop.
Laura is also offering a half day workshop on Saturday 11th May
Driftwood Weaving with Laura Thomas
Saturday 15th June
10:30 - 13:00
Curious about weaving but don't want the expenditure of buying a loom just yet? Then dip your toe in the water by exploring basic weave techniques without a conventional loom. Focussing on colour, proportion, texture and yarn we will explore weaving using pieces of driftwood as your 'loom'. You will have an exquisite and original woven piece to take home with you.
Suitable for all.
Weaving Rush & Bark Handbag/Kindle Case with Clare Revera
Saturday 27th July
10:30 - 16:30
This workshop will teach you the skills for weaving with beautiful, natural and soft rush and willow bark. You will learn how to prepare rush and bark for weaving and a variety of weaving techniques to produce a pretty and useful bag or pouch.
Rush is a softer weaving material than willow so is a great introduction to weaving with natural materials. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some weaving experience.