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Mini Summer School at Clayton, East Sussex August 2019

Mini Summer School at Clayton, East Sussex August 2019

Val Conway from the East Sussex Guild of weavers set up an untutored mini Summer School in Clayton village hall. Eighteen people signed up for this and four guilds were represented, London, Wealden Guild, East Grinstead spinners and East Sussex Guild.

4 shaft table loom
4 shaft table loom
Weaving
Weaving
8 shaft table loom
8 shaft weaving loom

There was a mix of activities- spinning alpaca and Wensleydale wool. There were several weavers busy weaving scarves for the Guild’s exhibition in October this year, a rigid heddle loom and a rug being woven on a peg loom.

Ridgid heddle loom
Ridgid heddle loom
Peg loom
Peg loom

 

 

There was also bag making and sewing.

Val ensured we were well looked after with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Weaving tutor
Weaving tutor

 

Even though there was no official tutor Val and other expert weavers were generous with their time and helped others. This was an excellent venture and it is great to see guilds coming together to share their knowledge and encourage people in our crafts. I hope this will spread to other guilds across the United Kingdom.

 

 

Roberto Campana

Categories: Weaving Education

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