Courses

One Day Tapestry Weaving workshops at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

small weaving3rd March; 28th April; 25th May; 7th July 2024

£65 per day plus £5 materials

A chance to explore tapestry weaving, taking our inspiration from around the Mill and the exhibitions in the galleries, exploring the changing seasons and a range of techniques. We will look at the local colours and textures as well as the views, and then create our own small tapestries, or we can develop projects you are already working on. Suitable for beginners and improvers. All equipment provided, or bring your own.

Tutor: Anna Wetherell

For further information and to book: https://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/

 

Seinn na Talmhainn, Fighe nan Sgeul: Singing the Land, Weaving the Stories

Spend a week being inspired by the Gaelic song, landscape and weaving traditions of the Scottish Highlands. Creative leadership from tapestry weaver Joan Baxter and musician Mary Ann Kennedy, supported by Anna & Irene of Nearly Wild Weaving. Intertwining music and song, wool and weaving, landscape and language, join us for a week amongst fabulous Scottish landscapes, developing your weaving ideas, being inspired by song and sound along with our surroundings. 


Full details at: https://nearlywildweaving.wordpress.com/singing-the-land-weaving-the-stories/


Dates: 8th to 12th April 2024
Venue: Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Fort William, PH33 7AH 

 

Sacred Fibres: Textiles of the Hidden High Himalaya

An immersive journey into the textiles of the mountain communities of the Humla area of northwestern Nepal. Journeying from Kathmandu into the little visited valleys of Humla deep in the high Himalaya, we will explore traditional weaving, spinning, dyeing and embroidery traditions, including the making of yak hair rope and learning about ceremonial and traditional clothing production, use, repair and symbolism. Time also for your own creativity inspired by your travels and with optional treks. 


Further details at: https://nearlywildweaving.wordpress.com/sacred-fibres-textiles-of-the-hidden-high-himalaya/ 


Dates: 30th September - 15th October 2024
Zoom session 25th February to answer any questions.

West Dean Foundation Diploma in Tapestry Weaving

The West Dean College Foundation Diploma in Tapestry Weaving is a two year, part-time course which offers tapestry weavers a broad insight into the technical and creative techniques of tapestry weaving, necessary for developing skills and building your own creative language.

The course is aimed at weavers who have completed a beginners’ course at West Dean or elsewhere, and are looking to commit to an extended and intensive programme of study.

From October 2024

West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

Directions: West Dean College is located on the A286 between Chichester and Midhurst in West Sussex.

Email: admissions@westdean.ac.uk

More information: West Dean College Foundation Diploma in Tapestry Weaving

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