There will also be demonstrations of spinning and weaving by hand and by machine, and I will be running free children's craft activities on a drop-in basis. Please do support this wonderful resource, as we continue to fight to save this vital part of our textile heritage!
It has been a long time since I posted, mainly due to a ruptured ligament in my hand which has meant there has not been a lot of weaving going on in the shed for a while. Things are slowly improving, so here are details of a couple of forthcoming events:
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is now open again for the Summer Season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the cafe will also be open serving soup, sandwiches, cakes and beverages. On June 29th it is the Midsummer Market/Fair and I will be there demonstrating weaving and other traditional textile techniques.
In August 2019 I will be tutoring a week long Boundweave workshop at the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer School at Askham Bryan near York.
In 2020, I will again be running two residential weaving workshops at Waddow Hall near Clitheroe in February and September, but I'm afraid these are both fully booked already!
I continue to teach weaving classes in my garden workshop/studio but I am currently unable to take on new students, at least until such time as my hand has started to function more effectively.
On October 20th 2018 is the first ever Exhibition and Open Day of our talented and enthusiastic group, Lostock Weavers. This will be open from 10.30-4 at Lostock Parish Centre, Tempest Road, Bolton, BL6 4EL, just a couple of minutes walk from Lostock railway station and on the 715 bus route between Bolton and Wigan. In addition to a display of hand woven items, there will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, children's weaving activities, weaving yarns and equipment available for purchase and delicious cakes and drinks for sale. There is no entrance fee to this event. Contact me for further details!
The first ever exhibition and Open Day for our weaving group! The group was started only a year ago and has a talented and enthusiastic membership of hand weavers from around the north west of England. All welcome!