Coventry Peace Festival 2018

Everyone loves a cuppa!

10th November 2018 at the Weavers House, 121 Upper Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BQ from 10 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Any age group is welcome.
Come and join the Weavers’ Workshop for a nice hot cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit in the peaceful Weavers House.

Have a chat with us whilst trying some simple weaving techniques and make a woven snail, flower, bracelet, Christmas decoration etc. You may take your “make” home too!

We look forward to seeing you.

The Weavers Workshop group aims to promote the craft of weaving, it’s use as a creative medium and its place in Coventry’s history. We have public drop-in sessions at the Weaver’s House, 121 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, CV1 3BQ on Mondays and Thursdays 10-12.30 to try out weaving techniques. We make a small charge and provide tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome. We also work with Community Groups in and around Coventry to provide weaving based activities.

Visitors on Monday

Margaret’s friend Jacqui brought a special guest to the Weavers’ Workshop. She is from Thailand, studying English here in the U.K. and is a weaver.

She brought some fantastic fine work to show us. The cloth is so colourful and the items you see here are tops and skirts.

This was presented to the Weavers’ Workshop which is just delightful. The decorations are not beads but seeds! What a lovely gift. This will be framed and mounted and held in high esteem by the members of the Workshop

Banner making to celebrate 100years of women’s suffrage

Banner making and parading through the streets of London on 10th June 2018

The Weavers’ Workshop were invited to take part in a group banner-making session as part of celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. A number of making sessions took place at the Oasis cafe, the Foleshill Women’s Training Centre and at Eaton House where participants stitched pansies in the style and colours of the suffragette movement, green, purple and white. To these we added the names of people who inspired us – both men and women and then attached them to a printed graffiti wall, stitched with words relevant to women’s fight for the vote such as justice and equality, along with a the striking image of a suffragette.
A group of us involved in the banner making, including weavers Janet and Sara, travelled down to London on 10th June to join tens of thousands of other women marching from Marble Arch to the Houses of Parliament to mark the extraordinary battle by the suffragists and suffragettes for the women’s vote, finally achieved in 1918. The day of the march was remarkable for the fellowship, atmosphere and sheer numbers involved from across the UK. There were many glorious banners on show including our own, demonstrating the importance and value women attach to their right to vote and it was a privilege to be part of this historic moment. The banner project was ably led by Anne Forgan and Mindy Chillery of ArtSpace and the weavers were pleased to be able to contribute and be part of a conversation about what the vote means to us.