The Workshop is open again, Monday 10-12.30 and Thursday 10-12.30
Here are the dates for the Weavers’ House Open Days 2018
Saturday 14 April
Sunday 6 May Heritage Crafts Day
Saturday 16 June
Sunday 22 July Tudor Games Day
Saturday 18 August
Heritage Open Days, from 10 – 4pm
Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September
Suggested latest entry time is 3.30pm.
Please note that there is no entry to the solar (upstairs room containing the loom) on Heritage Open Days
For our Christmas project, we made 45 hats to be donated to Carriers of Hope. Ingrid kindly donated an extra five. The hats were for the young and old in a variety of colours and styles. The yarn was kindly paid for by the Bethel Church, Coventry.
Ingrid went along to Carriers of Hope yesterday and presented the hats. They were very appreciative, thanked us profusely and send greetings and best wishes to Weaver’s Workshop.
Founder and chair of Carriers of Hope, Coventry Sue Sampson is accepting the box of hats in the first photo.
The Weavers Workshop 4th November 2017 Lower Precinct. Coventry (10 am until 4 pm)
Come and weave a white poppy for peace or if you prefer a red poppy for remembrance. This event is free of charge, everyone is welcome to make a poppy using simple weaving sticks.
On 21st September, some of us weavers braved the rain and met up for lunch at the Rising Cafe at Coventry Cathedral, a lovely lunch and good company. We then went to the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry to see the Viking Exhibition. Very interesting it was too.
We had a slot booked for a demonstration on the loom.
As you can see, the Viking loom is a vertical warp-weighted loom. The same principle as say a modern rigid heddle loom but much harder work.
See this video for further information
Pam is showing her drop spindle skills.
Margaret is giving it a try
As you can see, some of us just could not resist dressing up as Vikings. No prizes for guessing who !!