To weave helps one to meet the inner self. A balancing, creative process as both hands work together - the right and left brain - the male and female in each of us.
The workshops provide the opportunity for a unique experience as each person will be creating something quite different. We each use colour in our own way and the workshop allows a person to direct the creation - with inspiration and help from a variety of textures in yarns and the vast array of colours created in the two studios.
The opportunity to use looms and experience weaving is the reason our studio has been established. Weavers who require an inspiring and tranquil location to focus and expand on ideas will be using the various looms and working on their own projects. This means a resident weaver will be available to help with courses and projects.
The studio is available to come and enjoy the looms for a day. Looms will be warped and ready for
weaving. The warp will be hemp yarn from ‘The House of Hemp’. A cloth can be made up to 60cm wide depending on your choice of loom. Booking in advance give you the chance to select the colour of your warp.
TWO DAY WORKSHOP
A new idea in weaving, using the ideas developed by Jane in her studio. An opportunity to experiment with different textures and colours to make your own cloth which can be used to make an item of clothing, wall hanging or object d’art. All the colours are created in ‘Threads of Time’ studio and as we all use colour in our own very special way the course ensures a unique piece of art for each person.
WEEK LONG FEAST
A coat from your very own woven fabric.
An intensive course to apply ideas
with texture and colour into weaving
and making your own garment.
The idea is to follow through the whole
process of choosing the yarns and the
colours creating something very special
or indeed spending the week weaving
- the choice is yours
THE SAORI LOOM
“Saori is a hand-weaving program through which everyone can freely express themselves regardless of age, gender, disability or intellectual aptitude. Saori developed a new style loom which is based on an older, traditional style, a new approach to weaving, one without rules and restrictions. The idea is freedom, a true freedom of expression for the individual and a release of the individuality. Using colour and imagination, texture and widths one can weave like an artist drawing a picture or a writer penning a poem. Loose threads along the edge and accidental skipping of threads adds to the overall beauty, freedom in creating for oneself.” The Saori Family
“Yarn shifting is probably the fastest manual way of making fabric. Individual pieces of cloth are made to the shape and size required. This produces either a finished item, or a panel for a larger project. Smaller pieces of fabric are combined by simply hooking the edges together. This means that you can make stunning garments without any sewing whatsoever. Yarnshifting is an ancient and orgotten weaving skill reinvented for today.” Joshua & Nikki Bond