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Workshops & Courses 2015

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

For more information about any of the courses, please click here to contact us

Our courses run from 10am to 4pm, with tea and coffee provided free of charge. On weekdays a sandwich van visits the site. We can supply a list of recommended local hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation if required. Totnes mainline rail station and bus station are less than 10 minutes drive away from the Workshop and lifts for students from these and/or their chosen accommodation during our courses can be arranged.

 

(Please note – small additional charges for any yarns and printed materials, supplied as part of courses, may be applicable. These will be kept to a minimum and charged at cost. Costs will be notified to participants before the commencement of any course.)


21/22 Feb, 28 Feb/1 March, 7/8 March 2015

Jenny Rolfe

BEGINNERS COURSE

3 consecutive weekends; all equipment and yarns provided.

£195

Our beginners' courses are designed to give you practical, hands-on experience of hand loom weaving, including all the stages of setting up a loom. At the end of the course you will have woven a small sample and a scarf out of a beautiful wool and silk yarn. We cover a range of techniques and you will have the chance to talk to a number of weavers about their particular specialisms.

 

28 - 30 March 2015

Laura Thomas

EXPLORING DOUBLE CLOTH


 


12 - 14 JUNE 2015

Lotte Dalgaard

MAGICAL MATERIALS 

During this course pupils acquaint themselves with the use of special materials in weaving in which to create a three-dimensional and living cloth surface. Pupils will learn special techniques for using high twist, elastic and other very fine active yarns, in combination with so-called stable yarns (like cotton, superwash wool or linen) to make fabulous pleated, folded and crinkled textiles. Focus will be on the practical work of warping, setting up the looms, weaving and finishing in hot water.

During the day, students will try handling special active, hight-wisted and elastic yarns. Lotte will supply some warps in different yarns - linen, hightwisted wool and silk, and elastic yarns. Some warps will arrive early and be set up before the start of the course. Looms will be set up for weaving several samples in different yarns, which form exciting surfaces when finished in hot water.

Lotte will be a source of inspiration for weavers who have already tried some active yarns and want to develop their own qualities and also for beginners there will be a lot to learn too. Lotte will bring a lot of magical yarns from Denmark, which will be used together with yarns which are available in UK.

Details to come

 

12 - 14 September 2015

Nancy Hoskins

THE MAGIC EIGHT

A Three-Day Workshop for Beginning to Advanced Weavers on 8-Shaft Looms. Be a prestidigitator at the loom!

Explore the wonder of the Magic Threading. Like the magician's hat the Magic Threading is full of surprises. With a feat of legerdemain in the tie-up, one warp - with the appropriate warp, weft, and sett threaded to straight-eight twill - can deceive the eye into thinking the loom is threaded for weft-faced twills, point twills, krokbragd, rosepath, taqueté and many others. Letters, numbers, doubled Krokbragd and other unique weft-faced design options are also based on the magic threading. New ideas based on the Magic Threading for rug weavers are included in the workshop.

All of the time-saving techniques learned can be applied to weaving more balanced textiles. The workshop is filled with creative and time-saving tips for both functional and decorative fabrics and practical instruction on technique, designing, and drafting.

£195


7 - 12 NOVEMBER 2015

Jenny Rolfe

BEGINNERS COURSE

6 consecutive days; all equipment and yarns provided.

£195

Our beginners' courses are designed to give you practical, hands-on experience of hand loom weaving, including all the stages of setting up a loom. At the end of the course you will have woven a small sample and a scarf out of a beautiful wool and silk yarn. We cover a range of techniques and you will have the chance to talk to a number of weavers about their particular specialisms.


 

 


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