Workshops & Courses 2007
Courses were held at:-
'Wannabe Weavers' - Beginners Courses
TUTOR: Sue Dwyer
Blackjack Weaving Group
Led by Sue Dwyer
TUTOR: Riitta Sinkkonen
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
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
TUTOR: Anne Field
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
Rug Weaving & Shaft Switching
TUTOR: Jason Collingwood
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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