Spin, Dye, Weave
Weave Studio
Saturday 18 August 10am – 5pm and Sunday 19 August 10am – 1pm

A creative weekend exploring yarn with the Weave Studio at Primary

An introduction to the slow arts of wool craft using the dye garden, dye lab and looms in the Weave Studio at Primary. Suitable for beginners and enthusiastic craftspeople, led by skilled textile artists you will over three sessions learn to process wool from raw fleece to hand-spun yarn; to dye your product using ‘natural’ materials; and make a simple woven piece. You will produce your own yarn, dye samples and weave. We will also enjoy a spread of seasonal, locally sourced food at the award-winning Small Food Bakery. This workshop serves as an induction to the Weave Studio so you can continue working with us following the weekend.

You will learn to:

‣ card fleece for spinning
‣ spin on a drop spindle
‣ set yarn
‣ find and identify ‘natural’ dyes
‣ make a dye bath using mordanted fleece
‣ use dyeing equipment safely
‣ understand and use a variety of yarn
‣ weave on a simple frame loom

This course includes all materials and equipment, lunch on day one from Small Food Bakery and homemade refreshments throughout the weekend. You will also take home your own spinning and weaving starter kit.

Course tutors: Georgina Barney and Line Nilsen
Group size: 4-8 participants
Cost: £195 per person
Times: Saturday 18th August 10am-5pm and Sunday 19th August 10am-1pm
Bookings: moc.l1594086269iamg@1594086269yenra1594086269banig1594086269roeg1594086269

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