Loom Weaving Retreat

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Fri 02Feb
Sun 04Feb

Learn to thread and weave on a loom

Facilitator: Angie Parker

Join us for an enjoyable and educational workshop led by professional weaver Angie Parker. You’ll receive expert guidance on how to set up a multi-shaft table loom and learn the techniques of plain weave and twill. At the end of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to take home the beautiful cloth you’ve created. Handweaving is known for its therapeutic benefits, so you can relax and unwind while learning a new skill.

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Event time: Fri 2nd Feb 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 4th Feb 2024 at 4:00pm

· Therapeutic Benefits of Craft · Learn a New Skill ·

At a Glance

  • Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of weaving in a beautiful setting
  • Learn to thread a loom
  • Weave and design using exciting colours and materials – all of which are provided
  • Create a unique cloth you can take home
  • Engage with the time-honoured practice of weaving
  • Surround yourself with likeminded people

What You will Gain

  • Gain knowledge of weaving, including plain weave and twill structures
  • Grow in confidence when using colour
  • Learn how to design and create your own cloth
  • See how handwoven cloth can become a soft furnishing for your home
"The course was very well organised, and Angie was very knowledgeable and very patient with the group who were beginners.I am looking forward to doing some more weaving."


Angie Parker Weave

Covered in the Course

Over 2 days in this purpose-built space you will learn all the basics for warping up a 4 shaft table loom.

The workshop will cover:

  • Designing and winding a warp
  • Using a raddle to space your warp
  • Winding the warp onto the back beam with even tension (one and two-person methods)
  • Threading the heddles for plain weave and twill.
  • Sleying the reed
  • Tying on and starting to weave

You will only need to bring a notepad with you, all other materials are included! You have the opportunity to discuss colours that suit your style prior to the course start date along with the chance to ask the tutor about any practicalities of the course.

Your Day at Hawkwood

Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided which are fresh, delicious lunches prepared daily with love and care by our experienced chefs and in-house kitchen team. Tea breaks with refreshments are also included every day!

Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£350 Non-Residential
£420 Residential Shared
£470 Residential Single


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Practical Information

The course will finish with tea and cake at 4:00pm.

Please bring a notebook with you, all other equipment and materials will be provided.

Angie Parker

Angie established her business creating distinctive and intricate rugs and textile art in 2014, and she specialises in hand-weaving using long established techniques, such as

After being taught rug weaving by the late Susan Foster at art college in the 1990’s, Angie pursued a career in costume for a number of years whilst continuing to weave on small
scale collections. During this time she developed the original style for which she has become known since setting up her business. Her weaving has an instinctive
and daring approach to colour and it’s the creative process of importing a contemporary element to the time honoured techniques of weaving, and the responses from the viewer which most excites her.

A year spent living in India and more recently, the dynamic graffiti and houses in her Bristol neighbourhood, have influenced the fabulously joyful palette which is intrinsic
to her weaving. Working in reclaimed high quality rug wool and a variety of other yarns she meticulously
hand-weaves and finishes all the original pieces herself on a Glimakra Floor loom at BV Studios in Bristol. Some of her designs are then produced in small batches through
various partnerships.

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