Workshops and Events

Homegrown/Homespun: Hand Weaving with Ali Sharman

Sunday 24th October, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm

Homegrown/Homespun Workshop, King William Street, Blackburn

Learn how to weave by hand on a table loom.

The looms will be set up and ready to go so this activity is perfect for complete beginners. You’ll learn about the difference between plain and twill weave structures and how you can change the quality of the cloth depending on its intended purpose.

You will weave 2 pieces – one on a wool warp, one on a cotton – experimenting with pattern, colour and texture. You will leave with 2 pieces of unique cloth that you can use to patch and repair clothes or make into a small item such as a pin cushion.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.