Amy will be teaching aweaving workshop in the beautiful fabric/sewing shop, Ray Stitch in Angel, Islington.
In this evening session you will have 3 hours to learn and practice how to weave your ownwall hangings.
This is a beginners course but is also suitable for those who have played a little with weaving before and would like to learn more techniques, practice with other weavers and ask Amy any questions to develop your weaving skills.
Weaving is a very addictive craft. The rhythm one gets into when weaving is a great way to unwind and process the day and thoughts. Woven wall hangings are also a massive trend in the interiors world bringing in textured, tactile textiles onto your walls. Not only can they be elegant and bring character to a home, they are also a perfect decoration for a baby or child’s room.
You will learn how to warp up a loom and play with texture and colour through making Rya Knots (tassels), half hitch knots, twining, using roving (unspun wool) and weaving and making knots in different ways to create interesting textures, resulting in a very tactile textile wall hanging!
You will go home with your hand-woven wall hanging ready to adorn your interior. You will also have the option of buying your loom at the end, which comes with Amy’s beginners guide on how to set up and weave! There will be a range of colours and textured yarns to experiment with so that when you leave you will be more educated as to what yarns to buy, where and how to use them.
Tools, yarn, threads and strips of fabric for weaving are included however, If you have preferred yarns you'd like to use please feel free to bring them along! Refreshments are also provided.