Weave your own contemporary wall hanging. Using small frame looms, you will explore simple weaving and knotting techniques and have fun with colour, texture and shape.
Sessions will be from 7-9pm every Thursday evening in March (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th) and will be held at the Little Beehive Co-op in Nelson. Please plan to come along to as many sessions as you can in order to complete your piece – weaving is slow and steady work 🙂 Each session costs $20 plus a little more for the yarns and materials you use.
Everything will be provided but you’re welcome to bring along any special materials you wish to incorporate in your piece. You might also like to go foraging or beach combing for a strong driftwood stick (or something similar that is about 20cm long) to hang your piece from.
There are only 4 places left, so please book soon.
This week I had a lovely email from a customer. She told me she had been using the little circle looms to make ‘Tenerife Lace’.
I was very intrigued as I’d never heard of this before. So I spent a little while with Google and having a go at weaving. It’s quite fascinating so thank you KO for pointing me in this new direction.
I need to practice my knots but here is my first test of this technique.
It’s pretty rough but I think Tenerife Lace might make a nice snowflake decoration or cup coaster. And wouldn’t it look amazing if lots of these round motifs were joined up to make a lacy fabric!
I think I will try it again but use a crisp cotton or linen thread instead. Or maybe some bright colours to make this very traditional technique look more contemporary.
If anyone else would like to have a try, here are the two online resources I’ve been following to get me started…..
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Starts up again tomorrow! Classes will run from 9.30-12.30 every Wednesday for 6 weeks. I think all five places are already booked but one may become available if you are interested in joining us.
(Oops. I have now edited this post to include the photos that should have been in it! my apologies…..)
The studio has been really busy over the last couple of months. Amongst other things, I’ve made a custom guitar strap, some cloth of hand spun wedding dress strips, some slightly Art Deco geometric wall pieces and a few little bookmarks.
The spinning wheel has been busy too, making threads from merino/silk and also from some lovely wool from B’s sheep, whose names are ‘white spot’ and ‘bad hair day’.
….and off the loom, possible new work is emerging and developing inside a tiny sketchbook.
The Wednesday weaving students have been really busy too with beautiful scarves, table mats, rugs, tapestries and tea towels.
Phew! time for a little break to recharge the batteries. Weaving class will begin again at the end of July. Ka kite.
…..coming up this month.
Come by the studio, learn to use a table loom and weave a sample of fabric in your favourite colours.
Small groups of 4 or 5. Suitable for ages 6 to teens (approx.) – and adults are welcome too of course.
Session times are 10am-12 noon on:
Friday 9th Jan
Monday 19th Jan
Wednesday 21st Jan
Friday 23rd Jan
$15 per person per 2hr session plus $5 for materials.
Please contact K to book your place.
Happy New Year!