Weaving Jan 2018

Weaving with Marie Lindqvist  – Four different classes.  See below.

Weaving is on the First Floor Mill Building


I learned to weave when I was a teenager and went on to a weaving school in Sweden.  Have then taught weaving in evening classes in Sweden and now here at the Poldrate.   At the weaving school I was introduced to different braiding techniques and my curiosity has taken me further in this subject.  I’m a member of the Braid Society.  I weave mainly fabric for dress making, and usable items, not pictures. I like combining different techniques in my work.

Weaving –  Inkle Heddle Braids
Mondays 6.30 – 9pm
8th & 22nd January, 5th & 19th February

This class is aimed at people who wish to learn how weave different kinds of bands/braids using either a heddle with back strap technique or using an inkle loom. We will weave plain band, simple pick – up bands and Baltic style pick – up bands. These techniques create braids / bands that can be used on their own, e.g. for a tie or a belt, shoe laces, curtain tie backs, bag handles or as a decoration on clothing, the uses are endless.

The class will be running over 10hours, every second week, i.e. 4 classes of 2.5 hours.
All materials will be provided at a cost of £5 payable to the tutor. Tools for use in class e.g. heddle, inkle loom will be provided byt the tutor but if you have an inkle loom please bring it along.


Weaving: On a 4 shaft loom with Marie Lindqvist

  1. Thursday 6.30pm – 9pm starts 11th January
  2. Tuesday 1pm – 3.30pm starts 9th January

This class is aimed for either beginners of weaving or weavers that aren’t confident to calculate their material and dress their loom. The class runs over 10 weeks but with 8 classes of 2.5 hrs. The class is mainly for people with their own 4 shaft table loom, we have a few to let over the run of the class.
You will be setting up a woollen scarf as your first project. To get everybody started, this project will be calculated for you and then we will go through it and I will explain how to do the calculation. The following project you will calculate yourself with my assistance. There are lots of yarns available for the first project to choose from for a cost of £5.
You will learn how to:
Calculate your material usage; warp up your design; dress your loom; – everything from fitting the warp on to the warp beam; read your instructions how to feed the warp through the heddles and reed; tie up the weft beam; weave – learn how to read the weaving diagram; how to make bobbins; how to get a nice selvedge; how to finish off your cloth. You will be given handouts with instructions for calculations of warp and weft and other main points for managing by yourself in the future.

Weaving: Tablet weaving
Mondays 6.30pm – 9pm
15th & 29th January, 12th & 26th February

This class is aimed at people who wish to learn how to weave with braids using tablets. We will learn how to weave with tablets, creating patterns with different techniques. This is a follow up from the autumn class in Braids and Cords but beginners are welcome as well. The class will run over 10 hours, everysecond week, i.e. 4 classes of 2.5 hrs. All materials will be provided at a cost of £5 payable to the tutor. Tools for use in class – tablets and shuttles will be provided by the tutor.



To join one of these classes please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website