Scarf Weaving Workshop with Anne Crowther
February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£48
Weave A Scarf in a Day
Create an original handwoven scarf at this beginners weaving workshop.
A perfect opportunity to design and make a totally unique gift or a fabulous treat for yourself.
In this beginners workshop you will be weaving on Ashford looms which are suitable for those new to weaving – the most difficult part of this workshop will be selecting your yarns from the sumptuous selection available.
You could weave with a snugly, soft, shade dyed yarn, or go wild and create a crazy colourful scarf, the choice is yours! You are most welcome to bring any of your own stash of yarns especially if you have a specific colour theme in mind. (DK knitting weight yarns are ideal for the warp and as a rough guide the warp needs 120 – 150 mts but the weft uses less.)
Yarns will be available to purchase on the day from the Stash Yarns pop-up shop. South Square are pleased to welcome local business Stash to the centre for this exclusive pop-up for our weaving workshop. Average cost for materials for the scarf weaving workshop is £5. https://stashfineyarns.co.uk
You will be expertly guided through designing your scarf, preparing the loom and weaving by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther.
Six looms available, small group size, book early!
The workshop begins at 10am and we’ll finish around 4 – 4.30pm
Refreshments provided but please bring a packed lunch. Plenty at the Square will be open serving coffee, cakes and lunch. We advise pre-ordering lunch when you arrive from the cafe.
The groups are warm and friendly where nobody is left behind – all abilities welcome.
Workshop Leader – Anne Crowther
I trained at Central Saint Martins, London and graduated with a first class degree in woven textiles in the early ‘90s
Inspired by the natural environment, I worked with plant dyes and fibres to create tensions and contrasts in the woven structures I formed – an area of handweaving which I found fascinating and focused on repeatedly.
As Textile Fellow at the Yorkshire Craft Centre, I continued to explore woven structures and also began to explore the addition of stitched and cut work. Motifs and natural forms, inspired by the Bradford Textile Archive collection, were stitched and cut away to reveal the weaving beneath. I found that the contrast of the woven structure with the stitched and cut surface created a delicate pattern quality and transparency. These techniques continue to be a focus in my current Flower Garden artworks.
Location and Access
South Square Centre
Thornton Road, BD13 3LS
The centre can be accessed easily via public transport from Bradford City Centre. There is on street parking available near to the centre.
Due to the unique nature of our heritage building the centre has limited accessibility for wheelchairs users. Most community spaces including the café and gallery spaces are accessible. Please ring ahead for more information.
Cost: £48 Per Person
Booking : To book click here.
Cancellation : Cancellation charges may apply.