Scandinavian Weaves Workshop

Over the coming weeks, I will be offering some new weaving courses, designed for the Intermediate or more experienced hand weaver.
The workshops will specialize in Scandinavian traditional weave structures.

The weaving workshops will be offered as 1 or 2 day courses.
4 Shaft Table Looms will be pre-warped and ready to go.
Other weaving yarns and materials will be provided.

The workshops will take place in my home studio.
I can accomodate up to 2 persons per class.

Please note:
Due to the current Covid19 Virus, I will not be offering workshops at this time.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these workshops and would like to be kept informed of further information.
I will also update information about the workshops via Twitter.

Paivatar Studio
Paivatar Studio

Some of the new weaving workshops will be:
Rya Rug Weaving Workshop

Vortex in Blue Rya Rug
Vortex in Blue Rya Rug

Finnish Raanu Weaving Workshop
Finnish Raanu
Finnish Raanu Weaving

Kuultokudos Transparency Weaving Workshop
Kuultokudos
Kuultokudos

Täkänä Doubleweave Pickup Workshop
Takana Steps
Takana Steps

Krokbragd Weaving Workshop
Krokbragd
Krokbragd

Beginner Weaving Workshop

This beginner weaving workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning to weave, but have never woven on a loom before. It is an introductory weaving course that will give you a chance to learn to weave on a few different styles of table looms. Before you delve into the more complex issues of how to warp the loom, how to calculate how much yarn you need, how to design or choose a pattern, I think it is best to try to weave something to see if you like the process of weaving and creating cloth, before you purchase a loom.

Please note:
Due to the current Covid19 Virus, I will not be offering workshops at this time.

4 Shaft Table Loom
The beginner weaving workshop will be taught on a pre-threaded 4 shaft Ashford table loom.
The Ashford Table Loom has been pre-warped with multi-coloured cotton yarns and has been threaded to a variation of twill pattern designs. Using the table loom you will be able to weave a small tea towel and experiment with the use of colour and pattern in the project.

Ashford Table Loom
Ashford Table Loom
Ashford Table Loom Towel Warp
Ashford Table Loom Towel Warp

Rigid Heddle Loom

The rigid heddle loom is a 2 shaft loom that is suitable for weaving simple cloth such as wooly scarves or placemats using thicker yarns. You can also do free-form weaving with thick multi-coloured yarns creating a tapestry style of weave.
The Ashford rigid heddle loom has been pre-warped with rug yarn warp that is suitable for free-form tapesty weaving.
A selection of hand spun and commercial weft yarns are available for you to weave with to create your own table mat or free-form design.

Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom
Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom
Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
Free-Form Rigid Heddle Weaving
Free-Form Rigid Heddle Weaving
How to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
How to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop

Beginner Loom Weaving Workshop
Course Length: 6 hours
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

The course fee covers instruction and all materials.
Course Fee: £125
Materials: £10
Total: £135.00

Students: £100.00

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course. Please provide contact information, email address and mobile phone number if possible so that I am able to contact you to discuss course details further.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I prefer to offer one to one workshops so that I can provide individual instruction.

Sami Band Weaving Workshop

Learn how to weave pickup designs on a Saami rigid heddle band loom. This workshop will provide an introduction to 3 styles of Sami band looms made by Stoorstalka – The Sigga heddle, the Sunna heddle and the Beaivi heddle.
The 3 styles of heddles will be pre-warped and ready for you to weave.

Please note:
Due to the current Covid19 Virus, I will not be offering workshops at this time.

Sigga Heddle
The Sigga heddle was designed to weave Lule styles of Sami bands. The Sigga has short pattern slots in the centre of the reed that allow the pattern threads to float in the centre of the shed, allowing for easy pattern pickup.

Sigga Heddle
Sigga Heddle

Sunna Heddle
The Sunna heddle is designed to weave Baltic styles of bands, where the background weave produces a basket weave style of background, with pattern floats on top.
Beaivi Heddle
The Beaivi heddle has 2 sets of holes that allows for pattern pickup to be done across the width of the band.
Weaving the pattern creates a mirror image on the reverse of the band. As you weave the band, the pattern threads are lifted to the surface of the band or dropped to run below the surface, creating the patterns. The pattern will be in reverse on the back side of the band. This technique is similar to the Finnish style of Finnweave or double weave pickup.

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A double hole rigid heddle is similar to the standard weaving reeds that have one set of holes and one set of slots. These carry the ground weave of the band. A second set of holes has been added above the first set of holes. The top row of holes carry the warp pattern threads and are usually a thicker weight of yarn and are a contrasting colour.

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Workshop
Course Length: 6 hours
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course Fee £125.00
Course Fee – Student Rate £100.00
Materials £10.00

Stoorstalka heddles will be available for purchase at the workshop.

All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to book a workshop.
Please provide contact information – email address and mobile telephone number if possible so that I can contact you regarding workshop details.

Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com