About theweaversworkshop

The Weavers’ Workshop, Spon End is a non profit making group set up to promote the craft of weaving and  make it accessible to the Coventry Community.  We meet at the Weavers’ Workshop, 120 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, CV1 3BQ.

Update – So proud that our display was one of the runners up. Article regarding Childhood Cancer Awareness from Pass the Smile for Ben

Pass The Smile For Ben

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Go Gold window competition, we think that everyone was a winner, Earlsdon (and beyond) looked amazing.
Thank you to our judges – Coventry’s Lord Mayor Linda Bigham, Jayne Innes, Councillor Kindy Sandhu and Stephen Humphries from Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group – CCLG – they had a really tough job deciding on the awards.

And the winner of the GOLDEN SHOP WINDOW is…

Drum roll please…
🌟 Albany Cycles 🌟

Tied in runners-up place were Myrtles Coffee, The Weaver’s House and Cards, Balloons n’ Things.

The HIGHEST FUNDRAISER OF THE MONTH goes to…
🌟 Hearsall Community Academy 🌟
The school raised £556.95 for Ben’s fund through gold ribbon badge sales and a uniform with a gold twist day.

Special mentions to Cards, Balloons n’ Things, Russells Garden Centre for their fundraising throughout the month, and to the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team for their Go Gold match.
The BEST HOME WINDOW DISPLAY goes to…
🌟 Harry and James Crowther 🌟

The Lord Mayor visited Albany Cycles this afternoon to award the trophies. She said that she was really impressed by the community going gold and all the windows and displays looked amazing. She also said it was wonderful that the community had come together to do such a positive thing at such a sad time.

Thank you to everyone who took part, including…

Misty Flip, E11evanses Brunch Bar, Perkins and Sons, Street, Emily’s cafe, Millsy’s Cafe Bar, The Royal Oak, Kate Hattersley Opticians, Friends of Spencer Park, Earlsdon Primary School, Lean Body Vision, The Earlsdon Running Club, Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library, Beer Gonzo, Coventry Building Society, The Royal Bengal, Kensington Studio, The Hair Room Coventry, Payne Associates, Friswell’s Picture Gallery Ltd, Mooch, Sage Coffee Shop, Grants Hairdressing Earlsdon, Refined Skin Care & Beauty, Pilgrims Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, Vapesales Earlsdon, Penny Ann Interiors, Noiseworks, Taylors Butchers, The Enchanted Florist, Albany Club Earlsdon, Drama Tots Coventry, Coffee Tots. Massive apologies if we’ve missed anyone!

Thank you to everyone who took badge boxes too. You are all amazing.

Thanks to Hannah Talbot for organising and CCLG for supporting.

What shall we do next year?

Poppy Court Willenhall, Coventry

The Weavers’ Workshop were invited to Poppy Court in Willenhall last Tuesday (July 9th) – it is a sheltered housing complex for over 55’s which puts on activities for residents to suit a range of needs.
Not sure what to expect we took along sticks and peg looms and invited The Bigger Weave tapestry project to join us as part of its ongoing tour of Coventry’s communities.
What a good time was had by all – with Violet, Margaret, Rose, and Karen setting to on the peg looms and sticks to produce a series of woven pieces they could enjoy in their rooms – all ably supported by Sandra, Beryl and Sara.
Rose purchased a set of sticks in order to make flowers for the blanket squares she is knitting. She proudly showed us her intricately knitted cardigans – too warm to wear now but gorgeously comfortable when the colder weather comes.
The Bigger Weave meantime offered an opportunity for residents Pat, Madge, Elsie, Carol, Breda and co-ordinator Kymme to contribute to the developing Coventry skyline – engaging in simple tapestry weaving techniques under the able guidance of Diane and Dasi. The tapestry is making good progress and residents were delighted to add their own little piece of weaving to the whole.
Carol’s pom pom blankets made on a simple wooden frame with nails were lovely and unusual – she was also a fan of the lucet and had some interesting samples of braid work she had done.
Conversation and ideas flowed as smells of lunch percolated through the dining room – all agreed it was an inspired morning filled with crafty ideas and companionship.
N.B. The Bigger Weave Project is jointly funded by Coventry Umbrella Club and Coventry City of Culture Trust ‘The Road to 2021’ Fund.

A Message from Diane – Weaving Opportunities

A couple of pics from our recent weaving intervention In Central library. An enjoyable afternoon of sociable weaving and we made good progress on the tapestry too!

A big thank you to Kate and Jean who volunteered support.

A reminder of upcoming weaving dates –

Tuesday 12 March 1.30 – 3.30pm Central library – drop in session

Tuesday 19 March 1.30 – 3.30 Stoke library ( Kingsway, Coventry CV2 4EA) 1.30 – 3.30 – drop in session

Monday 18 March and Monday 25 March 11 – 1 The Healthy Practice, 131 Sutton Avenue, Coventry CV5 7ER – (Healthy Practice sessions need to be booked Ring: 024 76473146)

Tuesday 7 May – a day weaving in the Cathedral (time to be confirmed) – drop in sessions.

Find out more about the weaving project on The Making Project blog https://themakingprojectblog.wordpress.com/category/navajo-weaving/

You are warmly invited to drop in and weave a little with us.

Diane