Tutor:  Kirsty Odds

Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1:30pm and it will run over an 8 week block from 15/01/24. No classes on 14/2/24 and 15/02/24.

Weaving is on the first floor of the Mill building.

This class is suitable for all weaving abilities as projects can be tailored to individual students.

For those people who are beginners or relatively new to weaving this term we will be learning how to set up a 4-shaft loom.  This class will guide weavers through the stages of how to prepare the loom for weaving as we set up a project, such as a scarf or cushion cover. For complete beginners, members will be given an introduction into shaft weaving and can explore weaving different pattern on a loom which has already been set up if they wish. (This would also be suitable for weavers who have been weaving on a rigid heddle loom who would like to learn how to use a 4-shaft loom). 

For those weavers with more experience, who would like to increase their knowledge of weave and design in a supportive environment, the class tutor can assist weavers in learning and experimenting with different weave structures and yarns or help support you as you undertake your own weaving projects.  This term the focus will be on colour-and-weave and members will be introduced to a number of types of weave, such as shadow weave, echo and iris, ‘colour-and-weave’ such as log-cabin/houndstooth which they can choose to explore in their weaving this term.

 There are some 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms available to use but pupils are also welcome to use their own looms.

 Yarn can be purchased from the weaving room for an additional cost of £5/project or people can source their own materials which the class tutor is happy to advise on.

Kirsty is a handweaver who completed a diploma at Handweaver’s Studio, London.She works from her garden studio in Aberlady as Hopipola Handwovens creating fresh, contemporary pieces predominantly for use in interiors and accessories on traditional looms.
The seasons are often reflected in her work, whether influencing colours, textures or yarns.  Come spring, the bright, light airiness that flourishes tends to prompt her to play with a brighter colour palette, giving rise to joyful fabrics.

To join this class please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website