Course Cost: The cost of a 6 day beginner’s course is £300.00, which includes the use of Workshop equipment and the cost of all yarns used.
Our beginners’ courses now run three times a year – spring, summer and autumn – usually with a maximum of 7 students on each course. The courses are taught by experienced handweavers supported by a team of experienced weaving assistants in our well-equipped Workshop, close to Ashprington, near Totnes, Devon.
Classes are small and based on practical learning. Beginners are taught all stages of setting up a loom and over the 6 day course you will learn to wind a warp and put it onto a Louët table loom. Then you will weave a series of different weave structures as a sample and then a scarf, using a lovely Jaggerspun wool/silk yarn. At the end of the course you will have your handwoven samples and scarf, plus a set of comprehensive course notes to take home for future reference.
After completing a beginners’ course, students have the opportunity to join the Workshop as an associate member, giving them full use of the Workshop, its looms and equipment with free guidance from experienced weavers available.
Cancellation: 50% of the course cost – £150 – will be refundable up to 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Reserve List: If a course is oversubscribed there may be a reserve list available – please contact us via the website for details.
Accessibility: If you have any specific questions regarding the demands of the course please contact us via the website prior to booking.
Covid: We take the well-being of our members and students very seriously. We ask that you do not attend a beginners’ course if you test positive for Covid or have been in contact with someone who has. We will make every effort to re-arrange the dates of your booked course should this occur.