Join Lucy Davidson from the craft & design blog Peas & Needles and learn the gentle art of weaving
This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of weaving on a lap loom. Weaving is a fast growing trend, is well known for its therapeutic tendencies and allows you to play with texture and colour culminating in the creation of your own wall hanging.
The class will cover how to warp up a loom including how to get the tension right. You will learn how to make tassels to give your wall hanging a simple fringe finish. It will cover various weaving techniques which I will talk you through step by step throughout the lesson. You will be encouraged to experiment with colours and textures using a selection of yarns and roving to create your piece. You will then be shown how to take your weave off the loom and get it ready to hang using a piece of doweling which will give your wall hanging a perfect finish.
On the day you will learn
1. How to successfully warp up a loom
2. Different weaving techniques including Rya knots and Soumac
3. How to create texture using different types of wool
4. Basic colour blocking in your weave
5. Colour matching
6. How to hang your weave
Looms will be available to buy for £15 for future weaving but all other materials will be provided. You will get to go home with one small but wonderful weaving ready to hang on your wall.
Lucy works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, working on all kinds of projects. But weaving is where she gets her fulfilment, Lucy has been weaving for 4 years and teaching for over a year. Her weavings have been featured in various publications and have been exhibited across the uk and japan.
You can find Lucy here : @peasandneedles