Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th October
10am-6pm Christabel Balfour Studio
Lighthouse Studios, 89a Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB
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.
Before the class I'll be in touch to discuss with you what you want to weave, and help you plan and prepare for the class. You'll receive a PDF download with full information about the class, what you'll be learning, and design ideas. You can design your own rug from scratch, or use one of the customisable designs I've created especially for rug-weaving beginners.
In the class itself you'll weave your own 50cm x 70cm rug using high-quality rug wool from my own collection (your rug can be larger than this, but it depends how fast you weave!) You will be working on a traditional upright rug loom, and you'll also get your own rug loom to take away home with you, along with weaving tools and a selection of wool.
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 and wall-hangings. I'll be answering any questions you might have about the process of rug weaving and its history.
After the class I'll send you further information to help you keep weaving, including a list of stockists.
During the class I'll be serving tea, coffee and pastries. Lunch will be provided, and I'll be in touch in advance of the class to discuss your dietary requirements.