Sun, 19 Jan | Opendrawer

Beginner's Loom Weaving

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving - with your very own loom included!
Booking is Closed

Time & Location

19 Jan 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Opendrawer, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About This Workshop

Tapestry weaving is like painting with yarn - the creative possibilities are endless! In this workshop, you will learn the skills to create your own beautiful woven wall hangings. We'll cover the basics of tapestry weaving on a frame loom, including how to warp your loom, and plain tabby weave. You will also learn techniques for creating texture and fringing, including soumak and rya knots. If time allows, we'll also touch on creating shapes. Please note, three hours will not be enough time to create a finished piece, but you will get to take your loom home with you, as well as skills and tips to finish your piece. 

Date: Sunday 19 Jun 2020

Time: 1:00-4:30pm

Cost: $135 – a 30 x 40cm frame loom is included in the price of the workshop

What you will learn:

  • Basics of tapestry weaving on a frame loom
  • How to warp your loom
  • Plain tabby weave
  • Soumak and rya knots
  • (If time allows) creating shapes

What you will get:

  • A 30 x 40cm frame loom 
  • You will take home the piece you started in your new loom, armed with the skills and tips to finish it at home

What to bring: Please bring along 2 or 3 balls of 8 ply yarn to work with, in different colours (acrylic, wool or a blend is fine, but please avoid anything fluffy or textured to start with). Feel free to bring partially used balls of yarn from your own stash, as you won't get through a whole ball in this class! Some yarn will be provided, but it's always nice to work with your favourite colours.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes for sitting and weaving.

Appropriate for: Beginners 15 years and older who want to learn to weave on a frame loom. 

Tutor: Catherine Hallam

Catherine has been making things since she was old enough to be allowed to use scissors. From crochet to sewing, she loves it all, but it was when she first tried weaving in 2014 that she found her true craft love. Since then, she's barely put her loom down, and she is excited to spread the weaver-fever to a new group of people!

 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refund or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.

Terms & Conditions

A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.

Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary. Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable, no makeup classes are available.

Picture credit: Catherine Hallam

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