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Create Your Own Handwoven Tote Bag
29/09/2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$140
In this 5 hour workshop, you will create your own bespoke woven tote bag using natural materials such as cotton and linen, as well as repurposed woollen waste yarn, known as #iwaslandfill
With the global push towards sustainability and slow fashion, there is a growing desire to create our own clothing and accessories using time honoured skills passed on by our ancestors.
The ancient art of weaving is the foundation of making all fabric/cloth. The slow repetitive motions of weaving create a relaxed mediative state of mind while the hands are kept busy and the cloth grows in length, texture and beauty.
To create your individual piece, you will learn to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom, a simple two shaft loom which allows the weaver freedom to express their own style within the cloth.
Techniques such as tabby, soumak, rya and creating loop pile will be covered. We will also learn the warping process and finishing techniques to complete our own unique tote bag.
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