Jilly Edwards Tapestry Weaver – West Country Weaver Day

Jilly will share pictures of her work that have featured in major shows and talk about the main focus of her work. She will talk about her publication “Joy – Yellow is the new Blue” and the work leading up to it. We’ll also get to hear what is in the pipeline for her; her […]

Weavers Coffee Morning

Saturday 8th May. 11am Sign up and join our seasonal, virtual gathering of weavers. Discuss current projects, challenges or inspiration. Gather with a cuppa, a biscuit and something to share and we'll enjoy being together albeit through a computer screen. Louise will offer solutions, suggestions and share handouts, links and notes after each session.  

Fibre from Nettles. A Talk and Demonstration

Did you know you can make yarn and textiles from nettles? Stinging nettles have been used as a fibre plant for textiles for over 3000 years in the UK, to make everything from heavy sailcloth to fine table linen up until the 18th century. The fibre of the local European nettle is naturally silky, luxurious […]

Felt Flowers with Geraldine Field

Felt Flowers   Learn how to make wet felted flowers with Geraldine Field.  Explore colour blending and different shaping, using wet felting techniques, with or without templates, possible needle felt extras and pre-felts. You should go home with several examples. Enjoy a therapeutic day full of colourful fluffiness. Please bring an old towel.   Materials […]

Exploring Woven Fabrics with Janet Philips

We are so pleased to welcome Janet Phillips virtually to The Loom Shed to talk about the inspiration behind her new book, Exploring Woven Fabrics. This online talk will also include the opportunity to ask Janet questions about her work. Cost £12

Make a Felt Gift Bag

During this workshop we will create a beautiful small felt gift bag using a resist. This is a method of making a 3d piece of fabric without sewing. We will use wool fibres, soap and water to create the bag. We can decide to embellish our bags with silk fabric or fibres, with spun wool, […]

The Loom Shed Textile Graduates Day 2021

We are delighted to host a day of talks from 6 textile graduates of 2021 on the 19th June. Each graduate will talk about their work, final collections and their next steps, then answer any questions you may have. The driving force behind The Loom Shed is a desire to connect the textile community and […]

The Loom Shed Textile Graduate Day – Isobel Caine and Katie Sims

10am Isobel Caine Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough University Inspired by original photography based on flower petals frozen in ice, her graduate collection; Transience, aims to capture a particular moment in time that is otherwise short lived due to the decomposing nature of these natural materials.. The aim of the photography is to capture […]

The Loom Shed Textile Graduate Day – Megan Leech and Sven Steinmetz

11.30am Megan Leech RCA MA Textiles: Woven Textiles. With an interest in how people exist and interact with the spaces around them, I create work that captures a balance of movement and stillness exploring the beauty of the mundane. This collection focuses on the kitchen as a space of freedom and liberty where order and […]

The Loom Shed Textile Graduate Day – Jane Stephens and Ruth Petersen

1.30pm Jane Stephens BA Hons Textile Design (Weave) at Falmouth University I came to study at Falmouth as a 61-year-old mature student, having done very little creatively throughout my working life. I was introduced to weave in the first year, and my focus quickly developed as an interest initially in double cloth and then into […]

The Loom Shed Online Natural Dye Symposium

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting our first annual Natural Dye Symposium. We are thrilled the line up for the symposium this year is 10am-11am Aviva Leigh - ’STRIPS, STRIPES & SATINS’ - Exploring 18th Century Norwich Textiles 11.30am - 12.30pm Isabella Whitworth - Pursuing Purple : Shellfish, Lichen and Mauve 1.30pm-2.30pm […]