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The Great Hall, Dartington Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December 2022 Launch event Friday 2pm to 9pm Saturday 11am to 7pm Sunday 10am to 4pm We will have one of over 50 stalls showcasing a wide selection of contemporary craft from makers and designers across the south-west. Music, workshops, food and festivities will also run throughout the weekend....

Tutor: LAURA THOMAS (3 days held over 2 weekends. Day 1 devising warp plan; Days 2 & 3 weaving. Looms to be dressed in the intervening week.) Day 1: Sunday 17 July 2022 Days 2 & 3: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022 An accessible and demystifying introduction to basic 8 shaft, double cloth. Participants will take the first steps into multi-layer weaving to create simple yet striking block patterns. You will learn how to devise your own double cloth warp plan, as well as how to design your own lifting plans. We will also explore the potential for padding the blocks to create a woven quilted fabric, warp / weft floats, colour mixing, ‘colour and weave’ effects, and textured weft yarn experimentation, as per individual interests. Laura Thomas is an established woven textile artist, designer, educator and curator, working from her South Wales studio. Laura is well known for her unconventional approach to woven textiles which is underpinned by her in depth technical expertise, creative flair and eye for detail. She has taught on the BA Textiles degree course at Carmarthen School of Art since 2004, and been a visiting tutor at many other colleges, guilds and galleries across the UK since 2001.   Course...

Tutor: RIITTA SINKKONEN DAVIES   (16 - 18 September 2022)   This course will have a round robin format which will provide an opportunity to sample several different weave structures and also a variety of linen yarns. This will help participants understand the challenges when working with linen as well as it's suitability for various projects. Riitta inherited her love for weaving as well as for flax and linen from her grandmother in Finland, where she later completed a degree course in woven textiles. She has lived and worked in Pembrokeshire for 47 years running courses in her workshop and other venues. Course Fees: Full Member - £240    Associate Member - £265   Non-member - £295 Please contact us via this website for a booking form....