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Weaving with Linen – Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 4:00 pm BST

£250

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Weaving with Linen - Riitta Sinkkonen Davies
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Linen is a beautiful and special fibre, which has again become more popular in recent years. Linen yarn is quite stiff and wiry to work with, and has no elasticity, but the finished fabric is enchanting. It is unforgiving to work with requiring special treatment. It can be off-putting if your first experience with linen is a bad one.

We’re so pleased that linen expert Riitta Sinkkonen Davies is joining us for a weekend of learning to work with linen and adapt our weaving practices to get the best from this elegant fibre.

She will share her methods of winding the warp to a perfect tension. This is even more important for linen than for other fibres. If your warp is on the loom at the right tension, it will help avoid many problems later on and make weaving much more enjoyable.

Riitta will advise on a few threading plans that work well with linen, with choices for both 4 and 8 shaft looms. When the threading is completed, the weaving can start. During this weekend of weaving with linen, we will discuss how to overcome any possible problems that linen can present. Riitta will explain how to finish the completed fabric to ensure we get the best finished result.

This is a rare opportunity to spend time with a weaver who is an expert in her field, and get to grips with a lesser used fibre.

You will need to provide your own loom with either 4 or 8 shafts*. Instructions will be given on booking on choosing your linen yarn and how to wind your warp, but not how to dress the loom. This crucial piece of information is key to starting to weave with linen.

This workshop includes a lovely Loom Shed lunch, plenty of tea, coffee and a sweet treat.

*The Loom Shed has a collection of small 4 shaft looms available to hire for the weekend.