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Craft Workshops

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Get Your Weave On - Celebrating International Women's Day

Date – 20th March 2020

Time – 10.00 - 4.00

Venue – Art Link

Price - FREE


As part of the fortnight of celebration from International Women’s Day to Mother’s Day, Life and Loom invites you to gather with your sisters and create traditional braids made from yarn. 


When we weave the threads together into a braid we think about a wish, an intention, a prayer that we have and hold dear. This might be a wish for the Earth, ourselves, our families; our sisterhood, our connection to one another. The idea is to weave our longings and wishes into the braids, connecting these elements together in beauty and intention. 


Hosted at Art Link, our studio tutor Holly Hopper will be leading the workshop. During the workshop you can drop in at a time that suits you and stay for as long as you wish. 


All materials are included, however you may feel you want to bring your own if you have a particular fibre, colour or texture you are fond of. 


Art Link and its toilets are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please email studio@lifeandloom.co.uk or contact us on social media (Life and Loom Studio) if you have any questions about the workshop

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Weave a Scarf

Date - 28th March 2020

Time - 10am - 5pm

Venue - Traenerhus, Hull City Centre

Price - £65 


Create an original handwoven scarf in a day at this beginners’ weaving class. The class is suitable for absolute beginners with no weaving experience. Using an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom, participants can learn the basics of weaving. The looms will be warped up and ready to go and all materials are included. You are also welcome to bring along any yarns, ribbons or other fibres that you want to incorporate into your work.

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Weave a Tote Bag

Date - 19th and 26th April

Time - 10am - 4pm

Venue - Mires Beck Nursery, Brough

Price - £65


 This workshop runs over two days and is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of weaving. You will learn how to warp a rigid heddle loom using a warping peg, before weaving the cloth using either traditional weaving materials or zero waste method. For the traditional method we will be using cotton and we have a wide selection of colours so the design will be personalised to you. Alternatively, we have a wide selection of zero waste materials or you can bring your own yarn, fabric scraps etc. Once you have woven your fabric you will cut it off the loom and our workshop tutor will take it home to assemble and sew on handles for you. 

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Weave a Cushion Cover

Date - 6th and 13th June

Time - 10am - 4pm

Venue - Mires Beck Nursery, Brough

Price - £65


 This workshop runs over two days and is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basic of weaving but also people looking to learn more exciting techniques on the rigid heddle loom to create nice patterns. You will learn how to warp a rigid heddle loom using a warping peg before weaving the cloth using traditional weaving methods. You can choose to weave your cloth in plain weave, honeycomb or log cabin. We will be using wool and have a wide selection of colours so the design will be personalised to you. Once you have woven the fabric you will cut it off the loom and our workshop tutor will take it home to assemble and finish your project for you.