Woven tapestry weekend

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 May 2017



The course

Woven tapestry can be described as painting with yarns. During this weekend we will use a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and a variety of yarns to produce a woven “notebook” of techniques, both traditional and 3 D. For those with more experience there will be an opportunity to translate their own designs into weave. Finishing and warping techniques will also be explained. All equipment will be provided for this course but learners may wish to bring a note book, camera and favourite yarns.

The tutor

Hilary Charlesworth is a weaver who lives and works in West Sussex. She has a City and Guilds certificate in Creative Textiles and a City and Guilds Adult Teaching certificate. Hillary is a member of the IfL. She has taught spinning, weaving, and felt making for many years, and exhibits her own work regularly.

Participant information

Students should bring a notebook, any interesting yarns they may like to use, and a camera if possible.


£95 per person, to include tuition, materials, teas and coffees.

The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.