“My first rag rug on a rigid heddle loom. Thanks to Ingrid Grana I learned how to warp a 60cm rigid heddle loom for weaving a rag rug. This loom belonged to Margaret previously so it was special as she introduced me to the Weavers’ Workshop two years ago. I went home nervously, not exactly confident on how to go about it but Ingrid gave me some great points to consider and I got started. The warp was done with gardening twine and the weft was fabric strips obtained from ingridwagner.com. She gets fabric ends from mills across the UK and Europe which is wonderful for chunky knits and weaving. My rug wove up in two days and it was such a joy and anticipation to remove it from the loom and to complete the fringes. I am ever so chuffed with my rug, thanks to Ingrid and everyone at the Weavers’ Workshop for their encouragement and support!”
Tomorrow – 29th July 11 am till 4 pm
Please join us for our Anniversary celebrations!
The Weaver’s House is a special place to visit in Spon End, Coventry. It is a medieval house and garden that has been restored to show how John Croke, the Weaver, would have lived in 1540. There will be weaving and spinning demonstrations, talks and tours about the house and garden, and hands-on activities too. Tea, coffee, squash and cake will be available in our pop-up cafe!
Suitable for all ages and free to visit!
Jenny started weaving this bag around 40 years ago. She has however now completed the work adding a beautiful strap using an inkle loom. The colours are so vibrant !
World Wide Knit In Public Day!
Our June 10 Open Day coincides with World Wide Knit in Public Day. Enjoy sitting in the lovely Tudor garden and join in with the time-honoured practice of sociable crafting.
We will also have our usual weaving activities so there’s also a chance for knitters to down needles and have a go at weaving as well. We will have a covered space in case it is wet or hot.
All this alongside the usual tours of the house, a children’s trail and of course our delicious homemade cake with tea or coffee.
Open 11 till 4pm
Ingrid made this splendid poncho. Made with Argentinian yarn by our Argentinian weaver. My favourite colour too. I just had to buy it, the proceeds have been donated to St.Martin’s Church, Coventry. Well done Ingrid. Don’t think much of the model though (me!)
Here is a selection of gorgeous weaving, showing a variety of techniques. Fabulous work.