Summer 2017 workshops

Weekly Weavers with Aviva
Wednesdays 1400 – 1800

Why not join our regular creative sessions and learn new skills as you work on your own project?

Summer weave project – get creative with cotton

Using a variety plant based materials (cotton, viscose, linen, hemp) create a unique piece of cloth that can be made into a scarf, bag, or wall hanging. You will also learn how to up-cycle textiles into weaving yarn to create colour and surface interest.

Start with 3 x 3-hour introductory sessions to get you going:

you will learn how to:

  • make an inspiration board
  • plan your project and colour palette
  • warp up a simple ‘laptop’ loom
  • explore new weave techniques
  • add texture and surface interest
  • finish with a flourish!!

£39 per session includes use of all equipment and materials for your project

Open access weave sessions

After you have learnt how to use the loom and are confident working independently,  you may book access to the weave studio to continue to work on your project.
The studio is open for access every Wednesday between 1330 and 2030.
£8 per hour or £75 for 10 hours.
10% discount if you bring your own loom!

Book online

New this Summer!
Open access dye sessions in the ‘Colour Kitchen’
(by appointment)

If you would like to dye your own materials for your project, you can book time in The Colour Kitchen, a well equipped dye studio with all the pots, pans and paraphernalia you need to create beautiful natural colour! Aviva has a large selection of natural dye materials, eco friendly acid dyes and uses zero waste techniques wherever possible.
All equipment provided, materials and dyestuffs charged per gram

Dye session with Aviva – £20 per hour plus materials
Hire of dye kitchen space to work on own projects independently – £10 per hour plus materials

Dates by appointment, please contact Aviva to book.