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Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

22 August 2020

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Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

22 August 2020

Experiment with different types of fibre, learn about their properties and the historical context of carding, spinning and weaving [on a peg loom] and create a small decorative piece to take home.

The course is delivered through a mix of demonstrations and practical exercises.

Learn how to card raw wool into rolags, then drop spindle to turn your rolag into art yarn. After you have prepared your wool, mix with other yarns to create a small woven textile piece suitable for wall art or little mat.

Adults 18+ years.

It is open to beginners and improvers. You don’t need any previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given. Those with some experience will be able to improve their skills and technique.

This course requires reasonable dexterity in your hands and shoulders and involves some aspects of repetitive movements. The tutor will do as much as possible to assist and give alternative techniques.

Course Tutor: Penny Dixon

Penny is a qualified teacher with a degree in Fashion and Textiles, and a Masters in Art Health and Wellbeing. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and currently teaches at Mac Birmingham as well as other community venues. Penny also exhibits locally including the recent ‘Crafted for You' exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery.  She is fascinated by the ancient craft of feltmaking and loves the way the fibres interconnect, likening it to the way groups of people work.  She loves how versatile the craft is and how textured, colourful pieces can be produced that are either delicate or hardwearing depending on the mood of the maker

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Important information

Time: 10am – 4pm.

Cost: £50 (inc VAT) per person includes a certificate of completion, use of materials and tools necessary to the course, car parking, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Pre-booking is essential.

This course is part of our IgnitEd programme -  Find out about similar   Heritage Skills Courses

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