Teaching weaving has become as important to my life as weaving itself. I am unashamedly addicted to sharing my passion for the craft and watching people find the same joy and fulfilment that I feel.
I run a regular 10 week weaving course during term time at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. Weavers work on their own projects and I regularly introduce new structures and techniques, we discuss the work of notable weavers and how to design beautiful fabric to treasure.
I also offer shorter workshops during school holidays. These range from a short Introduction to Weaving to a three day course Discovering Double Weave. If there is a particular subject you’d like to learn, please get in touch and watch the calendar for forthcoming dates. Signing up for my termly newsletter will ensure that dates for my workshops, exhibitions and events arrive straight to your Inbox.
Weavers Coffee Mornings are a recent introduction to my way of teaching borne from a desire to gather weavers to share inspiration and solve problems. These are aimed more at weavers who can’t commit to a regular class or meeting, but would appreciate a bit of feedback on their weaving.
Weavers Coffee Morning
This is a chance for weavers to gather over coffee and talk about their current projects, problems with their looms or share a book they found particularly helpful. In return they receive encouragement, support and signposts to further information
Saturday 27th May 2017
9.45am – 12.30pm
£10 to include coffee
Wool On The Exe, 2 Okehampton Street, Exeter. EX4 1DW
Hand Woven Clutch Bags
Learn how to weave your own fabric and make a clutch bag out of the fabric you have made. Over two days you’ll learn a variety of new skills in weaving and sewing, leaving with a finished clutch bag!
This workshop is a collaboration between Louise and Aneka at Made to Sew.
24th – 25th June
10am – 4pm £165
Made to Sew. Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, Somerset. TA10 0BP
A Taste of Weaving
A chance for those completely new to weaving to explore the breadth of the craft. Louise will bring a few different types of looms for you to use. Try weaving with wool, alpaca and cotton and discover the properties of each yarn type. Learn the knacks of weaving well and creating one-of-a-kind fabric.
6th May 2017
11am – 3pm £45
ACE Arts, Somerton, Somerset. TA11 7LX
10 Weeks of Weaving
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. I will help you create the fabric you want to weave and provide a bit of inspiration along the way.
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th May 2017
Thursday morning class 9.30am –12.30pm £155
Friday morning class 9.30am – 12.30pm £155
Friday afternoon class 1.15pm – 3.45pm £130
5 Fridays 9.30am – 3.45pm £142
*£5 off for returning students*
Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon. EX15 3EE.
Weaving Summer School
Retreat to a garden in rural Devon and focus on your weaving – what could be nicer?
Using the garden as inspiration, we will explore the use of texture in weaving. Try different weave structures, types of yarn and fabric finishes to create a range of samples to be proud of. Leave buzzing with fresh inspiration!
Following a conversation with Louise prior to the course, you will choose a weave structure to focus on and prepare your loom ready for the first day. New weavers welcome – I have a small collection of looms available to borrow for the duration of the course.
26th – 30th July
10am – 4pm £250*
*£230 for weavers bringing their own loom
Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon. EX13 7ET
Learn to Weave
In just five days learn the basic building blocks of weaving. From choosing the right yarn, to winding a warp and threading a 4 shaft table loom. Explore twills, tabby and hopsack structures. Learn how to read a weave draft and the world is your oyster! By experimenting with yarn colours and textures, you’ll create a sampler (or short scarf) to refer to in your future weaving adventures.
All equipment and yarn supplied.
6th – 10th April 2017
10am – 4pm. £250
Town Mill, Mill lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset. DT7 3PU