Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Tuesday 12th November, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Weaving is a technique of fabric production.

It consists of the intertwining of two separate yarns or threads at right angles to form a fabric or cloth that is usually woven on a loom.

Flax (plant) weavings were found in Egypt dating from around 5000 BC. Wool replaced Flax around 2000 BC. The Bible refers to loom and weaving in many places.

Woven structures have, and are, used in many cultures for carpets, tapestries, baskets and clothing, plus nowadays for bandages, transport and home interiors.

Items typically produced for use at the Manor House in the 17th Century would have included a lady’s embroidered purse and the basket container.

Sharon Webb will introduce the process of weaving & help you to create a small textile panel structure, that you can later develop into a finished product such as a phone case or purse, or section to bag.

Yarn will form the main structure and ribbons, rags and other decorative items can be woven-into to create further embellishment.

All Materials are included

Tickets £20 and must be booked in advance on 01455 290429 (Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm)


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