Introductory Weaving Workshop - October 26, 2019 Trainyard General Store


Join Mary Anne Donovan, the House of Woolly Thyme weaver, for an afternoon of craft and creativity at Trainyard General Store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn to create a one of a kind handwoven wall tapestry, introducing you to the wonderful world of modern weaving.

All materials will be provided, including an array of natural fibres in beautiful colour tones and textures. At the end of the class, you will have a completed tapestry to add to your home and have a good grasp of this meditative and expressive craft.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • colour and design choices
  • mixing textures and fibres
  • warping your loom
  • weaving stitches (tabby weaving, rya knots, soumak and hemstitch finishing)
  • tension control
  • creating basic shapes and forms
  • finishing your weaving for display

No previous weaving experience is necessary. Light snacks and tea are provided.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Location: Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street (Dartmouth)