Courses and Events

Courses and Events

Frome Weavers

Spinners & Dyers


COURSES


Warp up and Weave on a Four Shaft Table Loom

One-to-one 2-day course


This course will teach you the basics of weaving from making a warp to creating a piece of cloth.

 

Day One: 10.00 – 15.00

 

You will make a warp on a warping mill in one colour using rug wool and then raddle it before beaming the warp and dressing the loom ready for use.  Notetaking and taking photos will be encouraged and handouts will be available to take home.

 

Day Two: 10.00 – 3.00

 

There will be a short review of day one and then an instruction handout for weaving a wall hanging will be explained and you will use a variety of liftings and yarns to design your wall hanging in whatever weaving patterns appeal to you.  An instruction handout will be available to take home.

 

You will leave with a woven wall hanging and instruction handouts.

 

The cost of this course is £175 to include all tuition and materials used, together with tea and coffee.

 

NB: the course could potentially be split into three sessions and is available throughout the week.



Rigid Heddle Weaving

One Day Course £75

Saturday 9th April 2022

10.00 - 16.00


You will learn how to warp up and weave on a rigid heddle loom using a variety of patterns and techniques and will be able to take home the resulting sampler.


All materials and tuition will be included, plus written instructions, tea, coffee and biscuits.  Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.



Warp a 4 Shaft Table Loom

One Day Course £75

2nd April 2022 (please note date change from that previously stated)

10.00 - 16.00


You will learn how to make a warp and then use a pre-made warp to dress a 4 shaft table loom.  Beaming the warp, threading the heddles, sleying the reed and readying the warp for weaving.


All materials and tuition will be included, plus written instructions, tea, coffee and biscuits.  Please note that places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FOLLOWING COURSE TO GIVE YOU A WHOLE WEAVING EXPERIENCE

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Introduction to 4 Shaft Table Loom Weaving 

One Day Course £75

Saturday 7th May 2022

10.00 - 16.00


You will be using a 4-shaft table loom that will be warped and ready for you to start weaving straight away.  You will weave a variety of patterns and will take home the resulting sampler together with the printed instructions.  

 

All materials and tuition will be included, plus written instructions, tea, coffee and biscuits.  Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.




ALL COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR CANCELLATION POLICY (SEE BELOW)


We would prefer visitors and members to be covid vaccinated please and that masks are worn when moving around the premises.



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Cancellation Policy


Workshop cancellations by you

Our workshops are priced as fairly as possible. We therefore have to have a clear cancellation policy to ensure that we cover our costs and the on-going viability of the workshop.

Please check your diary carefully to ensure that you are available to attend any workshops you are booking with us.

All our workshops are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances.

If you give more than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop your options are as follows:

  • We will be happy to transfer you to another workshop, space permitting.
  • If there are no suitable future dates for you to transfer to we can provide a voucher to be used for a future workshop booking; this will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • You can of course send someone in your place at any time, but please note that it is your responsibility to find a replacement person and you must let us know in advance who will be attending.

If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop then your options are as follows:

  • If you would like to transfer, we can only transfer you to a future workshop if your place is re-sold.
  • If you would like to transfer and the place is not re­sold, we can add you to a last minute availability waiting list for future dates of the workshop. If there are still unsold places on the workshop, with 24-48 hours until the workshop is due to take place, we will offer you a place at no additional charge. Please note this option is not a guarantee of a space.

We will do our best to fill the place within this time. Please be aware that in our experience it can be difficult to fill places on workshops at short notice.

Multiple class sessions

Some of our workshops take place over several sessions. If you miss a session, unfortunately we cannot offer a make up session. If you require further tuition to complete your project you may be able to book 1:1 lessons depending on the project and tuition required.

Workshop cancellations by us

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a workshop you will be given at least 24 hours notice and offered a transfer to another date, a voucher to be used at another time or at our sales, or a full refund. We will not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation by us.

Covid19

If you have Covid19 or are displaying symptoms of Covid19 you will be given a voucher to be used for a future workshop which will be valid for one year from the date of issue. In the event of a government lockdown due to Covid19 you will be given a full refund.