Get a creative fix of Angie Parker Textiles colour, with a range of weaving workshops for beginners and more experienced weavers.
Here are some of the available options:
Weave a cushion workshop. (No sewing required)
Jump straight into the fun part of weaving on a 4 shaft table loom. With over 25 years weave experience I can guide you through the basics of weaving on a professional loom, and help you grow in colour confidence.
With access to a wide range of my colourful yarns, you can let your creativity run wild whilst learning different weave structures including plain weave and twill. The looms will be threaded up in preparation for this workshop and the session can be adapted to meet the requirements of each participant. You can get in touch before the workshop to request specific colours and where possible I will find a shade that matches from my extensive yarn supply.
Once each participant has finished weaving their panel, I transform the woven sample into a simple cushion for you to take home. All in three hours in the spacious and purpose-built Creative Space. (More or less. Sometimes the session runs over by 15 minutes).
As everyone weaves at a different pace some might finish before the end of the workshop advertised time. In these instances, an additional loom is prepared for you to weave with different colours and textures, and I will bring along some of her own woven samples and favorite weaving books for you to browse and as questions. I will try my best to ensure that everyone completes their cushion during the workshop
Unlimited tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided and the sessions are fun, informal, and friendly.
IMPORTANT. The workshop is a standing activity and involves a repeated action. Those who suffer from lower back pain might experience some discomfort. Seating is available and taking regular breaks is recommended.
This session will run in line with government Covid guidelines in a ventilated workshop.
Scroll down to see the cancellation policy.
The images below are of the looms, the materials, and the work of previous participants.
If you can’t book onto a date that suits you please get in touch if you’d like to go on the waiting list in case of any last-minute COVID cancelations. Having a waiting list means that up to now I’ve been able to offer transfers in the event of attendees needing to isolate. I need as much time as possible to rebook the space to continue doing this.
FRIDAY, JULY 1st 2-5pm ADDITIONAL DATE
Friday, September 16th 2-5pm SOLD OUT. Get in touch to go on the waiting list
Saturday, September 17th, 2-5 pm SOLD OUT. Get in touch to go on the waiting list
Friday, October 7th 2-5pm SOLD OUT. Get in touch to go on the waiting list
Saturday, October 8th 2-5pm SOLD OUT. Get in touch to go on the waiting list
CANCELLATION Terms and conditions
To ensure that the workshops are priced reasonably for the participants, and viable for my business, they need to run at capacity.
Where I can, I will work with you to find a solution to any issues affecting your attendance.
All the workshops are non-refundable in all circumstances, however, every effort will be made to offer transfers.
If you give more than 14 days notice to cancel your options are as follows:
I will be happy to transfer you to another workshop, space permitting, or place you on the waiting list if someone else cancels.
If there are no suitable future dates for you to transfer to I can provide a voucher to be used for a future workshop booking, this will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
If you wish to send someone else in your place, this is fine, but please inform me before the workshop of any changes.
If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel then your options are as follows:
If you have COVID19 or are displaying symptoms of COVID19, I can help to fill your place by contacting people on the waiting list.
You can send someone else in your place, but let me know in advance.
If your place is re-sold I will then book you onto a new date, or place you on the waiting list
If you would like to transfer and the place is not re-sold, I can add you to a last-minute availability waiting list for future dates of the workshop. If there are still unsold places on the workshop with 24-48 hours until the workshop is due to take place, we will offer you a place at no additional charge. Please note this option is not a guarantee of a space.
In the unlikely event that I have to cancel a workshop, you will be given at least 24 hours’ notice and offered a transfer to another date, a voucher to be used at another time or a full refund. I can not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation.
3 Day Residental Weave Workshop at CLAYHILL ARTS
Explore how to weave confidently with colour in this three-day practical and flexible “Weaving with Colour” course.
During this three-day course, you will be using backstrap looms and 4 shaft table looms, to create a series of woven textiles that explore basic weave structure and colour experiments.
There will be the opportunity to learn how to design a warp and dress a tabletop loom as well as setting up a simple back-strap loom.
The aim is that the course will be structured to suit each participant; some looms will be set up ready for weaving if you’d simply like to get stuck in when you arrive.
I will communicate with all the participants individually prior to starting, to find out what people most want to learn about and will plan the days accordingly.
During the course, I will share the way I approach colour in my design work and encourage participants to experiment confidently with colour. A vast array of yarns in a variety of colours and textures will be at your disposal for the duration including my signature palettes.
You will have lots of time to experiment and work on your weaving techniques, and I will be on hand throughout for guidance and advice.
By the end of the course you will:
- Know how to thread and weave on a back-strap loom.
- Know how to make a simple warp for a back-strap loom in your home without any specialist equipment
- Understand basic weaving principles.
- Know how to thread and use a table loom.
- Have broadened your knowledge of weaving.
- Grow in confidence with your use of colour.
1-2-1 Rug-weaving – New for 2023
Book a one-day, two-day, or week-long weaving master class with Angie Parker in her Bristol workshop.
I’d like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in these 1-2-1 rug-weaving workshops and I’m looking forward to releasing the booking dates as soon as I can. Presently, I’m busier than anticipated with commissions so there is a delay in launching the sessions. I thank you for your patience.
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