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Weaving loom


Day of week:
The Amelia , Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:30 - 14:30
8 weeks

This weaving class will introduce you to the art of weaving on a loom and to the process of preparing a loom for weaving. You will follow a simple set weaving plan so you can understand what is involved in the craft, you will explore colour effects and and start to see how a weave is formed. The class is for those who are complete beginner weavers or those who have not yet been introduced to the basics of setting up a weaving. In this class you will be taught skills necessary to plan a weaving, interpret a draft plan, create a warp, beam a warp, prepare the loom for weaving and weave. At the end of this course you should be able to recognise basic weaves, wind a warp, dress a loom and weave successfully with some level of support.

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. You will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. There will be one to one guidance, group critiques and self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated for the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.

What do I need to bring with me?

Scissors, tape measure, ruler and note pad but most weaving equipment is provided. Apart from pens and a note pad please do not buy books or equipment before the start of the course. Details will be discussed at the first session or if necessary your tutor will send a list a week before the course starts. You need to purchase yarns for your own projects the tutor will talk you through how to do this.

What can I do next?

Further Weaving or Craft courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course who have an interest in yarns, colour and design.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or another adult please speak to the Curriculum Leader for the course.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Amelia
The Amelia
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/119229/M/LC.