Weaving Workshops

Would you like to learn the traditional art of Mapuche Weaving from Southern Chile? Make beautiful woven textiles on a simple loom constructed from inexpensive, recycled, or natural materials?

I was lucky enough to have been taught to weave by Jessica, one of our wonderful weavers in Chile. Since then I have been so inspired by the wisdom of the Mapuche, and, indeed, of all Chilean artisans, who instinctively recycle or "make do" when we, all too often, automatically look for the most sophisticated (read "expensive"!) equipment to make our lives "easier".

So I built my own loom from ash branches cut in the woods, with a couple of old fence posts and a broom handle to complete the job. And do you know what? It not only allows me to weave beautiful textiles, but it looks fab too.

So, if this idea appeals to you, I can arrange:

  • a visit to your Guild or group
  • an individual residential course in Mid Wales
  • or you can find out  about regular courses that I am running in Wales



I will be adding more information to this page, but in the meantime, here are some pictures from recent workshops. 

     
Herefordshire Guild WSD Weaving Taster Session 2016

 

           
Workshop 2016 Workshop 2016 Workshop 2016 Herefordshire Guild WSD
        
Wonderwool Woolschool 2016 Wonderwool Woolschool 2016 Wonderwool Woolschool 2016 Pembrokeshire Guild WSD
        
Ceredigion Guild WSD Ceredigion Guild WSD Pembrokeshire Guild WSD Pembrokeshire Guild WSD
        
Workshop 2015 Workshop 2015 Workshop 2015 Workshop 2015

 
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