This week I've spent two lovely days with a lady who wanted to learn to weave as a direct result of Mastercrafts with Monty Don on BBC2.
It was only a taster of weaving and spinning, but she was really enthusiastic and really very good! I hope she goes on the do more.
I've also got another lady booked in to learn to weave on a regular basis, multi-shaft weaving this time.
Please show your support to the Facebook page: Killing Crafts Through Educational Vandalism: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art is dropping Weave at the end of this year. Crafts are going the way of engineering. We are becoming a nation of service providers!!
It certainly doesn't feel like summer as I write this, but we start our Summer Term on Monday 12 April!
What do you want to do this term? Here are few ideas:
Spinners might like to think about -
Dyers could try -
Of course, as always, I will be guided by you. Beginners in all disciplines will have plenty of tuition.
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Have you ever wondered how wonderful it would be to make your own fabrics, whether for suitings, skirts or for cushions, for example?
Do you think you need a huge loom that would fill your dining room? Do you think that all you can weave on a simple loom is scarves and table runners?
Well you might be pleasantly surprised! Most of the introductory courses I teach are on simple and affordable looms that not only allow you to weave scarves, but beautiful fabrics that can be used to make clothes.
If you attended one of the courses I run for Skylark Holiday, for example, such as the Introduction to Weaving course you would:
I've been teaching spinning, weaving and dyeing for over 25 years and have always wanted a way for the Monday Class to keep in touch with each other. So I've created this blog to enable them to keep up to date with what we are doing from week to week or month to month, at the class, or if they miss a week or two. I hope it will be useful. Please let me know!