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Weaving Workshops

Weaving Workshops

January 18th, 2017 10:00 AM   through   February 19th, 2017 3:00 PM
The Weaving Shed
29 High Street
Phone: 01453 751440
Weaving Courses with Sally Hampson at the Weaving Shed

An unique opportunity to learn to weave with Sally Hampson in the Weaving Shed, a pop up shop set up by SVA in Stroud High Street.




Please book via email SVA Briony or tel: 01453 751440

To secure your booking please pay by cheque (payable to Sally Hampson) or cash in advance at:

SVA office, 4 John Street, GL5 2HA.
Office hours Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

For more info: please email Sally Hampson



Beginners morning, afternoon or evening Weaving Workshops

Wednesdays 18th, 25th January and 1st February
Thursdays 19th, 26th January and 2nd February
Fridays  20th, 27th January and 3rd February

Times:10am - 12 pm or 1 - 3 pm or 6 - 8pm for 3 consecutive weeks     

Cost: £45 (including yarns)

You will learn about different types of weaving, how the loom works and weave you own samples, taking them home with you each week. The looms will be set up for you in advance, with mostly 100% British wool, in wonderful colours and textures, your samples will look like they have been done by a true professional.

The beginners sessions will suit people who just want to have a go and get a feeling for weaving. It will also suit people who have done a course with Sally before and would like to take these sessions again.

The course is very much designed to be accessible to everyone, as looms can look quite daunting, but you'll get the hang of it before you can say Harris Tweed.



Beginners Saturday Weaving Workshops

Saturday 14th January

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: £45 (including yarns)

This workshop with cover all the same as above, but condensed into a day. We will stop for an hour for lunch, to be able to visit the wonderful farmers market in Stroud.



Make Your Own Scarf 
Weekend Weaving Workshop 

Saturday and Sunday 11th - 12th February

Times: 10am-3pm  

Cost: £90 (including yarns)

Arrive on Saturday and leave on Sunday wearing your own scarf. The looms will be set up,  so after introducing you to all the basic weavers, you will start experimenting with your own colours and design. This course was run last year and several people took looms away with them, so they could finish their scarf at home.  



Bespoke Weaving Workshop (2 days)
Working on your own project. How to design and make a warp, thread the loom and  get weaving.

Saturday and Sunday 18th -19th  February

Times: 10am - 3pm

Cost: £90 (including yarn)

This is suitable for people who have done some weaving and want to experiment a bit further.
This has been requested by many people who have done some weaving and would like to understand how to make a warp and put it on the loom.  If you have your own loom, you could put your warp on you own loom, then weave at home if you wanted, or work with the others in the Weaving Shed.

Please register your interest and date preferences by emailing sallyhampson@googlemail.com