A range of pink, purple and brown wools that vary in thickness

About Introduction to Constructed Textiles

In this one-day course you will learn how to make constructed textiles, through carding and spinning, peg and pin loom weaving.

What will you learn on this course?
This course aims to introduce you to the wonderful world of constructed textiles, from learning how to make your own yarn to different processes and skills to make your own fabulous, constructed textile pieces of your own design.

You will be taught the basic skills in fibre processing, gaining a knowledge of different types of fibre and their properties and the historical and global context of various constructed textiles.

You will learn how to transform raw fibre into yarn, through carding, roving and spinning, using drop spindles.

You will have the opportunity to apply your new skills to produce small decorative pieces. The course will also include weaving with tabletop looms.

The course is delivered through a mix of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will leave with some fibre samples and some more developed decorative pieces.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. You do not need any previous experience of working with fibres as full instruction and guidance is given. Those with some experience will be able to improve their skills, technique and develop new designs. Some dexterity is needed in your hands and shoulders for this course, but most projects can be adapted to suit specific needs. Do contact us to discuss your specific situation. A carer or support worker may assist but must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment are provided, however you may wish to purchase your own items such as a drop spindle to practise in between sessions. Supplier information will be given in the sessions.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Penny Dixon

Dates and times

  • June – June