Saturday 27th-28th April
Christabel Balfour Studio, Hackney
This is a two-day class held in my east London weaving studio. It takes place over the course of a full weekend, running from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a break for lunch.
In the class you'll weave your own 45cm x 70cm rug using high-quality rug wool from my own collection. You will be working on a traditional upright frame loom.
We'll be discussing various rug weaving techniques and their histories and applications in different cultures around the world.
You'll be learning the same processes that I use in my own work every day, and you'll also be able to peek behind the scenes at process of creating my handwoven rugs.
You'll go home from the class with your own hand-woven rug, rug wool and weaving tools as well as a copy of my illustrated tapestry weaving booklet, and all the information you'll need to keep weaving.
Coffee and pastries will be served during the class, so please let me know in advance if you have any dietary requirements! You will need to bring your own lunch or buy one during the break.
Please note that workshop tickets are not refundable, so make sure you're able to attend or that someone else can take your spot!