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Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Thursday 13 August 2020 at 09:30

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

TEACHING VENUES AND EXHIBITIONS IN 2020

 Saturday 7th March  Make a Felt Hat at the Weald and Downland Museum, near Chichester, W. Sussex.  For more information and to book:  01243 811 363 or visit www.wealddown.co.uk

Saturday 28th March  Peg Loom Weaving at the Weald and Downland Museum near Chichester, W. Sussex.  For more information and to book:  01243 811 363 or visit www.wealddown.co.uk

Monday 6th April  Needle felting morning at  the Fernhurst Centre near Haslemere, Surrey. 10am - 1pm.  For more information and to book:  01428 641931

Wednesday 15th April - Saturday 2nd May  Windows on Weaving Exhibition of Woven Tapestry at Haslemere Museum, Haslemere, Surrey.   Closed Sunday and Monday.  For opening times and directions: 01428 642112

Monday 11th May  An Introduction to Tapestry Weaving near Midhurst, W. Sussex.  For more details and to book:  hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk  or 01730 817191

Saturday 30th May  An introduction to Tapestry Weaving at  Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey.  For more information and to book:  01483 278000

Saturday  19th September  Felt Making Day at Sir Harold Hilliers, Romsey, Hants.  For more details and to book:  01794 369318

Saturday 17h October   Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at The Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium, Dorking, Surrey.  For more information and to book: 01306 898 144

Sunday 25th October  An Introduction to Tapestry Weaving,  Kingston, Surrey.  For more information and to book :  catherine@handmadeworkshops.co.uk

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November   Milland Contemporary Crafts Exhibition and Sale. for more information: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk

Sunday 29th November Weave a Christmas Tree. At the Weald and Downland Museum, near Chichester, W. Sussex.  for more information and to book:  01243 811 363 or visit www.wealddown.co.uk 

Saturday 5th December  Needlefelt a Christmas Robin. at the Weald and Downland Museum near Chichester, W. Sussex.  For more information and to book:  01243 811 363 or visit www.wealddown.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Following courses are available by arrangement:   Tapestry weaving, Feltmaking.  for more information call 01730 817191 or email hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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