Ever fancied learning how to weave. Always wanted a wall hanging for your home or to give us a gift?
I will be hosting a workshop in the beautiful space provided by the Proud Archivist Gallery. With big glass windows looking out onto the canal and next door to Proud East, we couldn't think of a better space.
Have you been lusting after the gorgeous woven wall-hangings in your Instagram feed and are dying to try your hand at this beautiful craft? In this inspiring workshop, experienced weaver Amy Ilić will teach you how to make your own woven wall hanging using a table/lap loom made by Frome craftsman Hatchet & Bear!
You will learn how to set up your loom, make knots to start and end your weaving and use weaving tools. You will play with texture and colour through different techniques including Rya knots (tassels), twining, Soumak, and learn how to add a 3D sculptural element to your weaving. You will leave the class confident to set up and weave on your own and with your own gorgeous hand-woven wall hanging that you can put up in your home or give away as a generous handmade gift!
Nibbles and refreshments included.
All materials provided including looms which can be purchased after.
You will come home with your very own wall weaving measuring approx 25 cm x 30 cm.
‘I have been working hard to find a loom I would like to sell and teach on and have found my perfect collaboration partner! You will be weaving on the wonderful true craftsman EJ’s looms from Hatchet and Bear. He carves every loom and tool by hand with such beautiful detailing using seasonal wood using Elm, Walnut or Beech. I cannot express enough what a delight they are to weave on. You can feel his thoughtful design and craftsmanship while you weave!’
I has been weaving for 3 years now and has been selling wall hangings, home and fashion accessories. She weaves on various tapestry and lap looms and also floor and table cloth looms and is happy to talk about any of your queries about weaving and life!