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Textile Courses

 

Courses in felt making (wet and dry), woven tapestry, warping a loom, japanese braiding &  locker hooking held by arrangement in my west sussex studio.  Crafty hen and other parties  in a stunning Elizabethan setting..... light lunches and teas by arrangement.   For more details call: 01730 817191 or email hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk or email hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk

 

BEGINNER WEAVERS’ COURSE
15/16, 22/23, 29/30 JUNE 2024
£350.00

The cost of a 6 day beginner’s course includes the use of Workshop looms and equipment together with the cost of all yarns used. Our beginners’ courses run three times a year – spring, summer and autumn – usually with a maximum of 8 students on each course. The courses are taught by experienced handweavers supported by a team of experienced weaving assistants in our well-equipped Workshop, close to Ashprington, near Totnes, Devon.

For more details & to book a place on the course visit our website - www.devonweaversworkshop.com
 
 
DOUBLE CLOTH ON A POINTED DRAFT

Tutor: LAURA THOMAS
20 & 21 April 2024 (Saturday & Sunday)
£225.00

An exciting workshop for experienced weavers already confident in designing and weaving double cloth structures on a block draft. You will follow a range of prepared designs, learning how to weave motifs such as triangles, circles, diamonds and other symmetrical motifs on a double cloth pointed draft.

For more details & to book a place on the course visit our website - www.devonweaversworkshop.com
 
 
SUPPLEMENTARY WARPS & SASHIKO
Tutor: JAMES DONALD
Saturday 11 to Monday 13 May 2024
£330.00

A three-day weave course which will lead you through the various steps and techniques needed to achieve your own woven sashiko project - resulting in fabrics that look as though they have been stitched rather than woven. Technical information about warps, colour and yarn will be made available prior to the course.

For more details & to book a place on the course visit our website - www.devonweaversworkshop.com
 

 

COURSES AND EXHIBITIONS IN 2024

Saturday 9th March 2024 Tapestry Weaving in Teddington, SW London.  For more information and to book: craft@handmadeworkshops.co.uk

Saturday 16th/ Sunday 17th March 2024 Two day Tapestry Weaving Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey Hants.  For more information and to book: info.hilliers@hants.gov.uk

Sunday 26th May 2024  Painting with Yarns - introduction to woven tapestry at the Weald and Downland Museum nr. Chichester, W. Sussex.  For more info. and to book www.wealddown.co.uk/courses

Tuesday 28th May 2024  Needlefelt a Teddy Bear at The Fernhurst Hub, Fernhurst Nr. Haslemere.  For more info and to book:  info@fernhursthub.org.uk

Monday 3rd June - Sunday 9th June 2024  Creative Sark - a week of wonderful workshops on this magical island.  For more info: www.creativesark.info

Saturday15th/Sunday16th June 2024 Tapestry Weaving weekend at the Weald and Downland Museum nr. Chichester, W. Sussex.  For more info and to book: www.wealddown.co.uk/courses

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 4th August 2024  Treve Festival, near Petworth W. Sussex.  For more details: www.trevefestival.weebly.com

Sunday 21st July 2024  Introduction to Felt Making at the Weald and Downland Museum nr. Chichester, W. Sussex.  for more information and to book: www.wealddown.co.uk/courses

23rd July - 5th August 2024   Hampshire Artists Cooperative Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants.

11th - 20th October 2024  Hampshire Artists Cooperative Exhibition at Stockbridge Town Hall in the beautiful Test Valley.   visit: stockbridgetownhall.co.uk

Sunday 3rd November 2024  Needlefelt a Teddy Bear at the Weald and Downland Museum, nr. Chichester, W. Sussex.  for more info and to book: www.wealddown.co.uk/courses

Saturday 7th December 2024  Weave a Christmas Tree at Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hants.  For more info and to book: info.hilliers@hants.gov.uk

Sunday 8th December 2024  Needlefelting Christmas Decorations at the Weald and Downland Museum nr. Chichester, W. Sussex.  for more info and to book: www.wealddown.co.uk/courses

 

 

 

 

Warping Made Easy

WARPING MADE EASY: This one day course takes the mystery out of putting a warp on a loom. Step by step instructions using your own loom or a sample loom provided. Feedback from Wealden Guild: "a few lines on behalf of myself and the Guild to thank you for Saturday's workshop. Everyone, without exception said what a brilliant workshop it was under your tuition, from those experienced weavers to complete novices like myself".  The day includes creating a reference notebook using photos and key notes. Individual tuition or small groups. Dates by arrangement.

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Monday 06 February 2012

Talks and Demonstrations

Talks and Demonstrations on Tapestry Weaving and Spinning are available by arrangement.  Please phone or email to discuss details.

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Monday 06 February 2012

Rug Weaving Workshop

RUG WEAVING WORKSHOP

A Three Day Course (10am – 4pm)

in

West Sussex (Stedham nr. Midhurst)

Individual tuition by Hilary Charlesworth

Working on a Countermarche Floor Loom

Day 1: Prepare a linen warp for a sample rug and dress the loom.

Day 2: Rug weaving techniques including tabby weave, twill weave, Meet & Retreat and Pick & Pick.

Day 3: Cutting the weaving from the loom and finishing techniques.

All equipment, yarns and refreshments provided. 

Dates by arrangement.

A list of local B & B accommodation available on request

£380 inclusive

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Friday 05 November 2021

Tapestry Weaving

Participants will produce a sampler of traditional as well as 3D techniques on a simple frame loom (which they can keep). Allyarns are provided.  Individual tuition, or small groups. Dates by arrangement.  This course can be extended to two days to include finishing techniques and to explore design ideas.

Cost of Day Course: £60 (plus £7.50 for the frame loom which you can keep)

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 December 2011

Tapestry Mornings

Thursday mornings 10 - 12.30  Informal tapestry group meets near Midhurst, West Sussex.

£5 per morning

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 December 2011

Introduction to Felt Making

 Felt is the oldest form of textile made by humans and can be used for both practical and decorative items. This is an introductory day and all equipment is provided. Individual tuition or small groups. Dates by arrangement. The day will include flat felt and making a felt purse.  All equipment provided.

£60 plus £3 to cover fibres

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Tuesday 31 January 2012

An Introduction to Needle Felting

Learn the basics of needlefelting in the one day course.  Make beautiful decorations and simple figures.  All equipment provided.  

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hiilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 02 February 2012

Kumihimo

KUMIHIMO - The art of Japanese braid making: An introductory day workshop. "Kumi" means "coming together" and "himo" describes a length of cord......together they refer to the way of making braids. Traditionally, a wooden loom called a Marudai is used, and decorative and functional cords are produced using fine silks. In this introductory workshop, we will use a card loom with wool and cotton yarns to learn the basics of this braiding technique. The decorative braids can then be used to make into jewellery, embellish garments etc. Dates by arrangement. 

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 02 February 2012

Needle Felt a Teddy Bear

Spend the day needle felting a Teddy Bear.   All equipment provided.

£65 per participant

Tel: 0173 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Friday 21 June 2019