Inkle Loom Weaving
Spend a weekend in a small group learning about this ancient weaving technique. You will have the opportunity to make short lengths of braid (to make into a purse or small bag) and see examples of different designs. Steve’s Inkle Workbook is based on his experience and on his search for traditional braid designs from many countries. He is a member of the Braid Society.
Steve Kennett is a regular demonstrator and volunteer at the museum, where he is also involved in researching Tudor knitted hose and spinning wool for the Interpretation team. He learned to spin some thirty years ago, taught by Dorothy Wilmshurst who had studied with Ethel Mairet at Ditchling in the 1930s. Besides his work as a spinner he also leads workshops on inkle weaving. Recently Steve wrote and led an Inkle workshop delivered by email for the Online Guild which was followed by participants from many parts of the world. Steve is Vice President of the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and is a member of the Wealden and the Online Guilds.
The course is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as those who wish to gain more experience. Equipment will be provided.
Fee & Refreshments
£140 per person to include tuition, teas and coffees. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum cafe will be open, or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.Book course