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