I teach weaving and natural dyeing for a variety of Arts & Crafts and Heritage educational and recreational establishments, and in my studio near Cirencester. I have added an ‘at home’ service, where I can teach you on your own loom as well as on the looms I bring with me.
Tuition can be arranged on an individual basis to suit your requirements, whether a one-off experience day (eg; weave a cushion panel or weave a scarf), a few sessions to refresh your rusty weaving skills or regular sessions to build your weaving knowledge.
Weaving in the Studio
Currently I am offering tuition one to one in the studio but am happy to take two if the participants are friends/related and comfortable with working in close proximity to another. This is in recognition of the varying confidence of individuals in respect of the Covid-19 situation.
The fee for a half-day (3 hours) is £50 and if you choose to stay for longer an additional £10 per hour. This includes yarns in stock and use of equipment. Workshops are available most weekdays and Saturdays, please get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Workshops and Courses for 2023
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2023. A 2 day course: WEAVING AND DRESSING A TABLE LOOM USING BRITISH WOOL for THE PRINCES FOUNDATION, taking place at Highgrove Traditional Crafts, Barley Court, Doughton, Tetbury, GL8 8TQ. Continuing on from the two WEAVING WITH BRITISH WOOL courses in October 2022 and March 2023. Day 1 focuses on designing and making a warp then setting up/dressing a 4-shaft table loom. Day 2 we weave into these warps designing samples and exploring weave structures such as Hopsack and Twills. Information and booking via Highgrove Traditional Crafts Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-and-dressing-a-table-loom-using-british-wool-with-rebecca-connolly-tickets-552642928877?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
Friday 9th June 2023. (Provisional date). Day Workshop; WEAVING ON A BODY-TENSIONED LOOM for Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Nr Dursley, Gloucestershire. GL11 5SS. For Information and booking please contact Prema on firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 23rd June 2023. A 4 hour workshop; WEAVING ON A BODY-TENSIONED LOOM for New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. An extension event of the Fibreshed Exhibition held in the Gallery at New Brewery Arts in Winter/spring 2023, using British Wools with provenance and Natural dyed yarns. For information and to book please contact New Brewery Arts.
Wednesday February 7th (evening) to Friday February 9th 2024. A 2 day course; WEAVING ON A BODY-TENSIONED LOOM for West Dean College, Chichester. Residential option. For information and when booking opens please contact West Dean College.
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