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Online Weaving With What You Can Find At Home

Tutor: Jackie Bennett
Location: Online via Zoom
Next date: CANCELLED - keep your eyes out for another workshop coming soon

Weave a little woven hanging using readily available materials in your home to make a simple loom. In this online workshop, we will meet on Zoom to share a little weaving time together.  A list of materials to gather together to make your loom and weave on it is set out below (these include scissors, sellotape, string, yarns, sticks and a Plastic food tray, storage box or picture frame).

Having talked you through construction of a loom, we will try simple weaving techniques to create your woven piece. After a time of weaving together, we will look at how to finish off your weaving to create fringes or tassels at the bottom.

Equipment and materials needed:

1.Loom: Plastic food tray (used to pack fruit, veg and meat) or small storage box such as a lunch box or strong, thin-edged picture frame with glass and back removed

2. Sticks x 2 (eg. garden canes, tree prunings, or even pencils, chop sticks, BBQ skewers etc.) length to fit the width of the top and bottom of the box/ tray (2 per loom)

3. Warp: Strong string (coloured garden string is ideal, or parcel string – natural cotton or jute is best), crochet cotton or whatever yarn you have

4. Weft: Wool (such as chunky knitting or carpet wool) and synthetic yarns or string, thin strips of material, cut strips of clothing or plastic, ribbons, etc. – anything flexible and at least 20cm long

5. Sellotape, scissors and ruler

6. Beads or charms for the fringe or tassels (optional)

 

About the tutor

Jackie Bennett is a tapestry weaver and textile artist. She has been weaving for over 20 years. She teaches and exhibits her work locally and nationally.

http://www.jackietapestry.com

Testimonials

 'I really enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She has lots of knowledge about weaving techniques and is very supportive and helpful. '  Jenny

"I very much enjoy learning to weave with Jackie. She is a very patient teacher and has helped me to have confidence in weaving my own designs, assisting with the design process as well with learning the weaving techniques themselves"  Julie B

‘Thank you so much. I am having great fun with my frame at home’. Mandi

Wonderful afternoon of weaving.  Jackie presented a clear, concise course in weaving as an introduction.  Her in-depth knowledge and expertise and personal style.  Very nice company.  Made the course very enjoyable

Well taught.  Relaxing.  Therapeutic.