Happy to be back to teaching another set of beginners the delights of creating yarn from fibre on 17 November 2021 at Handweavers Studio. Hope they all fall in love with it as I did.
I am delighted to be taking part in Handmade in Britain at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3, 12-14 November 2021. This is a prestigious show featuring the very best contemporary British designer-makers in a range of disciplines. It’s a privilege to represent the discipline of handweaving, and it would be great to see you there.
I am really pleased to have a stand again this year at the prestigious Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington which runs over the weekend of 23-24 March 2019. There is also a private view on the evening of Friday 22 March. Please contact me if you would like a private view invitation or two-for-one tickets admission over the weekend.
I will be showing my latest weaving and ply-slit braiding, and I hope to see you there.
I am delighted to be leading an introductory workshop at ‘The Lookout’ in Hyde Park on the morning of 16th March 2019, 10am to 1pm. This event is organised by the Royal Parks. The cost is just £25 for the session, including a spindle and some additional wool to take home. Book here.
It’s time to get another ply-split workshop date in the diary, and the next one is set for Friday 20th March. The cost remains the same: £55 per person for the day. You can download a flyer and booking form from the links below. I hope to meet some more new ply-splitters next month.
I shall be holding the first of what I hope will be a series of relatively informal one day workshops to teach the basics of two dimensional ply-split braiding. This is the technique I use for my ply-split neckpieces.
They will be on an intimate scale – a maximum of 5 people per session gathered around my kitchen table – and suitable for absolute beginners. I will start by demonstrating making the necessary 4-ply cords and we will work on creating individual ‘samples’. These can be used as bookmarks, key fobs, luggage identifiers etc. Most people should be able to create a completed sample piece within the day.
Sampling materials, the use of gripfids (the name of the tool used for ply-splitting), refreshments and a light lunch are all included in the price of £55.00 per person. You should bring note making materials – perhaps including your camera. If you wish to continue at home, gripfids will be available to buy and you may like to bring some fine crisp yarns such as cotton, linen or silk as, time permitting, you can make a few cords of your own. The workshop will run from 10:00 am to 4:30pm.
To book: Email me with your details: email@example.com and do let me know of any allergies or foods to avoid.
Subject to demand, a re-run of the workshop can be scheduled later in November.
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