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Design and weave your own tweed - All you need to know in 3 days

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Swallows & Artisans - Creative Workshop Venue

Lanehead

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Coniston

LA21 8AA

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Design and weave your own unique beautifully coloured tweed whilst learning all the classic patterns.

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Join us for this 3 day relaxed creative workshop to learn how to design and weave your own unique tweed. Traditional tweed has well and truly been brought up to date in recent years and is now very much in vogue. This is the perfect opportunity to either begin weaving or continue your journey. We will cover pattern planning, colour selection, dressing a loom, reading and weaving classic tweed patterns. All this will take place in a bright purpose built workshop with adjoining accommodation available at our historic property, Lanehead, complete with stunning views overlooking Coniston Water and the mountains.

Day 1 – focus on choosing a tweed pattern and planning a warp, selecting the right balance of colours.

Day 2 – by the end of the day your loom will be dressed and you will commence weaving

Day 3 - a full day of weaving and learning all the finishing techniques

Your fabric will be suitable for making cushions, bags, purses or your own sewing projects.

This course is perfect whether you’re a complete beginner and would love to have a go, or if you already know some basics, maybe set your own loom up and woven some patterns. Jan will guide you through the whole process, provide you with tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving in a relaxed learning environment. Price includes all materials, lunches, cake and refreshments.

Jan has over 30 years experience in the textile field working in Higher Education running a Constructed Textile Resource in Cumbria until 2010 when she decided to concentrate full time on making and exhibiting her own work. Jan designs and makes contemporary woven textiles for fashion, interiors and accessories. Much of her work involves experimenting with different weave structures to see how they distort when manipulated and felted to create individual handcrafted pieces.

This is a relaxed creative workshop. Our accommodation is purely for Swallows & Artisans guests and families at our adjoining historic property, Lanehead. We offer super king size/twin family rooms with lake and mountain views on a B&B basis. You’re welcome to extend your stay if you would like to spend more time enjoying the Lake District.

Alternatively, if you require more space, we have Lake House, a 3 bedroom self catered holiday cottage, on the same site. You can find more information on the websites www.laneheadconiston.co.uk and www.lakehouseconiston.co.uk. If you would like to book any more information, please come back to me rather than call the number on the website as I manage the S&A bookings separately.

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Coniston

LA21 8AA

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