Weaving - Beginners

$250.8 Limited inc GST / $200.81 / $215.80
Weaving - Beginners

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Course description

This is a beginner’s course for weaving. Students will work on a small frame loom; learn foundation skills and the language of weaving.
Students will learn how to warp the loom and explore basic weaving techniques and stitches once applied will give rise to exploring their own creative ideas.
The course will explore design, texture and colour, experiment with various yarns, fibres and other materials.
Students will work towards completing a project of choice- a wall hanging, a tablemat, a table runner, a small bag or purse or a panel for a cushion.

What your course will cover

Warping the loom, warp spacing and yarn weight, weft techniques and keeping the edges straight (selvage), how to stop your work unravelling, changing thread mid weave, ideas for hanging or displaying your work.
Decorative stitches, fringes and embellishments, design, colour and texture.
Project ideas – exploring ideas – a wall hanging, pillowcase inserts, tablemats, table runner….
Where to source and purchase supplies.

What to bring

  • A frame loom (or tapestry loom) which includes a shuttle, a weaving comb and a heddle. A Semco weaving Frame 39cm x 26cm Or a Rico Weaving Loom 30cm x 39cm would be suitable, both are priced at around $30.
  • A tapestry needle.
  • Weaving needles – timber of plastic.
  • Wool roving or a ball of extra chunky wool.
  • Any wool, cotton, yarn that is in the cupboard, can be any colour, ply or texture.
  • Warping cotton – 8/4 or fingering weight approximately 100 gram cone or roll.
  • Fleece, rope, wool roving or anything else students might want to weave with.
  • Scissors, pen, ruler and note pad.

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances, which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

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