Learn different techniques of off loom weaving

Experience the wellness benefits of mindful winding in this 2 hour group workshop. Learn the meditative process of yarn windings. This is a hands-on workshop during which you will learn different techniques of off loom weaving and finish with your own yarn creations to take home. All materials will be supplied.

All weaving materials will be supplied. Please do bring a basic sewing kit including a pair of scissors and tape measure.

Mairi Gillies is a textile specialist and hand weaver based in London. Originally getting in to textiles at a young age, it was during her BA Hons degree in woven textile design at Central Saint Martins where she found her love for weaving.

Mairi has worked as a freelance designer across both sectors of interior and fashion textiles, including exhibiting her woven textiles during London Fashion week and having her textiles featured in ELLE UK.

Keeping sustainable practices at the heart of everything she does, Mairi utilises repurposed materials within her weaving. Working with the ethos of ‘not needing to buy new to create new’, Mairi produces textiles of bold colour and texture which convey experimental play and communicative story telling through woven material.

Friday 10 November 2023


Workshop makes from Feb 2023


Friday 10th & Saturday 11th November 2023
10-5pm Kennet Centre, Newbury & St Nicolas Church Hall

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