First Ever Taster Class

Saturday 14th June saw our first ever introduction to hand-weaving using brand-new, 8 shaft Ashford table-looms. The looms were set up in a more advanced fashion than might be expected for beginners, but the class stepped-up to the challenge! We learned how to follow lifting plans, wind bobbins, make yarn wraps and weave! Here are some examples of what was achieved during the session…

After flicking through magazines for inspiration and making yarn wraps, here is a great example of how these can be translated into fabric.

Trying out a myriad of lifting patterns to create this beautiful silk check.