Introduction to weaving

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This is a course for the absolute beginner or those with a little experience. Taught in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Drawing skills not necessary. Come and make something beautiful and have some fun.

Course content

You will make a small weaving, using a simple loom. You will learn how to set up and thread your loom and the difference between warp and weft yarns.

This creative and meditative process is an easy and satisfying one regardless of your perceived artistic skill! Enjoy choosing, combining and using colourful yarns, found fabrics or including natural forms in an imaginative and thoughtful way. You may be shown a variety of techniques, artists and designers to inspire your work.

Support and feedback

The tutor will be there to demonstrate techniques and for constant help and support.

Additional costs and requirements

No previous experience necessary. Please bring any old fabrics, wools or yarns if you wish to include them.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

With a background in state education and community arts, Elena believes passionately in nurturing the artist that dwells within us all. Having fun and enjoying the process is central to this core belief. She aims to maintain a supportive environment for all to enjoy the creative process at every level.

Elena has been teaching a wide range of Art, Craft, Textiles, Photography and environmental education for over 13 years. She has a degree in Visual Communication and specialised in Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. This led to an interest in experimental techniques exploring the rich history of the medium including homemade and box cameras. Her professional work includes working with a professional commercial photographer and animation production in London. Elena has pursued a wide range of creative processes since then including illustration, green woodworking and puppetry. Perhaps inspired by a family background in tailoring and millinery, she is a keen maker using textile techniques such as batik, felt and stitch.

Start date27 March 2019
End date27 March 2019
Start time18:30
End time21:00
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