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Learn to Weave in 2023
I love teaching others how to weave, so if you and your friends or local organisation (preferably in the Nottingham area) want to learn how to get started, then get in touch. It's easier than learning how to knit and doesn't need expensive equipment.

In a Weaving with Waste day course you will learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom, and how to incorporate all sorts of waste materials (plastic packaging, old cables, cut up old clothes and jewellery, etc). You can make a small bag, table mat, wall hanging or cover a notebook, and do your bit for the planet! 

I also give talks to groups, such as craft groups and WI groups, called 'My Weaving Journey', which is about how my skills and interests have developed over the years. I bring lots of samples of my colourful work. If you are a member of a group, which you think might be interested in a talk or day course, please get in touch. I also give a talk and demonstraton on 'Weaving with Waste', explaining my passion for using unusual materials.
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Weaving courses 2023

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving in Leicester
At Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Mondays, 1.30 - 4
5 sessions, starting on 27 February
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Weaving with Waste in Leicester
At the Botanic Gardens in Leicester as part of Attenborough Arts Centre,
One day on Saturday, April 22
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Weaving with Waste at Shop Zero
At Shop Zero, Friars Lane, Nottingham
One day on Saturday, 4 March
One day on Saturday, 17 June
One day on Saturday, 16 September
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Weaving with Waste at Hanwell Wine Estate
At Hanwell Wine Estate, LE14 3QG
One day on Friday, 10 March
One day on Friday, 17 November
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Weaving with Waste with Living Threads Group
At Risley Village Memorial Hall, Risley, DE72 3SS
One day on Wednesday, 22 November
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Weaving with Waste at the Museum of Making
Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF
One day on Sunday, 26 November
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Weaving with Waste at Created by Hand
At Created by Hand, Strelley Hall. NG8 6PE
One day on Saturday, 18 March
One day on Sunday, 16 July
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Review of a day course -
"Weaving with Waste", was the theme of the workshop, held at our Guild meeting on 20th May. Sarah Cooke beguiled members with an amazing variety of colour, texture and glitter, woven into many different fabrics. All created from materials that are normally thrown away! We used a plethora of discarded materials to weave onto a frame loom. The variety of our creations was truly amazing and inspired us all to be kinder to the planet when selecting textiles for future weaving projects. 

Herefordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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Learn how to turn old rubbish into beautiful fabrics

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A colourful wall hanging made at a day course of 'Weaving with Waste'


                      Students' work in progress
'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' at Attenborough Arts Centre


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