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Workshops & Courses 2007

All Courses were held at:-
Devon Weavers Workshop, Unit 8, Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DY
10am to 4pm

'Wannabe Weavers' - Beginners Courses

TUTOR: Sue Dwyer


Blackjack Weaving Group

Led by Sue Dwyer
We had tremendous fun with this weaving card game in 2006 and continued meeting every few months in 2007. We've already produced a fantastic array of samples between us which we are holding at the workshop for others to see. All weavers are welcome to join the group at any time during the year, experienced or otherwise.






Weaving Linen

TUTOR: Riitta Sinkkonen Davies
13 - 15 March 2007

Riita is frfom Finland but has lived for the last 30 years in south-west Wales. She was commissioned to weave the fine linen fabric used to make the rochet worn by the present Archbishop of Canterbury during his ordination and has recreated historic fabrics for several museums including the National Trust's Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre in Suffolk, the Jorvik Viking Centre in York and the Shakespeare Birth-Place Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2000 Riitta was a recipient of the Theo Moorman Trust Award.

This course taught techniques for managing and handling linen on the loom. More information about Riitta is available at www.rasdavies.co.uk

Silk inlay weaving

TUTOR: Sue Hiley Harris
13 - 15 May 2007

Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers arranged for this course to be held in our workshop.

More information about Sue is available at www.suehileyharris.co.uk

weaving devore

TUTOR: Anne Field
4 - 6 September 2007

Anne has been weaving for over 30 years in New Zealand and wrote the first Ashford Book of Shaft Weaving. Her weaving concentrates on fabric that cannot be woven on industrial looms (given that hand weaving cannot compete commercially in this area). In 2004 she was awarded a Craft Scholarship by the New Zealand Craft Council and came to the UK to study at the Ann Sutton Foundation. Here she explored woven devoré using two types of fibre in warp and weft and then dissolving one of them in defined areas. The course is designed to teach this technique.


Rug Weaving & Shaft Switching

TUTOR: Jason Collingwood
30 October - 1 November 2007

Spinning Group

A group of spinners meet monthly on Friday mornings at the workshop. They are always on the look-out for new members, experienced or beginners, to join their group.

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