Weave your Own Washcloth’ - one-day weaving workshop
Weaving is a fun, creative and rewarding activity. For this session, there will be a selection of looms types for you to use (rigid heddle, table, floor and handheld frame looms). These will be ‘dressed’ and ready to go with the vertical warp threads all set up - so you don't have to do the tricky and labour intensive preparation.
Following a hands-on demonstration, you can start to weave your very own washcloth. These can be used either as a soft face cloth or as a durable dishcloth for washing up - they also make great gifts.
During the workshop, you will explore plain weave and twill fabric structures. There will be a variety of colours to choose from, all practical cotton, linen and bamboo fibres.
Students will take home a washcloth each - or two if you are really fast.
All materials are included in the course fees but you are most welcome to bring in any cotton yarns you wish to incorporate into your piece. If you decide to continue weaving washcloths in your own time, handheld loom frames and yarn will be available to purchase from the tutor.
No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness and openness to play with colour and fibre.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Tutor - Karuna Peralta