Join Lucy MacDonald here at The Lighthouse, Glasgow for a 5-hour weaving workshop inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
In small groups you'll learn a little theory on weaving techniques and structures, design a weft based colour pattern, then work on a pre-setup 4 shaft table loom to bring your bespoke Mini Cowl Scarf design to life.
Towards the end of the workshop, you will have a chance to sew up your handwoven fabric into a Mini Cowl and take it home with detailed wash and care instructions.
We'll be working with a beautiful merino wool/cotton yarn warp, set up and ready to weave, in heathery shades inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There will be plenty of co-ordinating weft yarns to choose from but you're also more than welcome to bring along any yarn you've been saving for a special occasion for some added weft detail.
No experience necessary, this workshop is perfect for beginners, textile enthusiasts and craft lovers wanting to learn a new skill.
All materials and equipment are provided and at the end of the workshop, you will be able to wear your completed Mini Cowl home.
Maximum of 6 per workshop - £115.00 per person
The cafe at The Lighthouse will be open to buy lunch on the day but you are more than welcome to bring lunch along if you prefer.
There will be tea, coffee, and biscuits provided for breaks throughout the workshop.
All materials and equipment will be provided
A postcard with dates, times and information about your chosen workshop will be sent out on completion of your order so would be perfect for a gift!
Please choose "Store Pickup" at checkout, there's nothing for you to pick up but this way you will avoid paying a postage fee!
This workshop is part of Craft Design House's Reflecting Mackintosh Workshop Programme. Click here to find out more about the Reflecting Mackintosh Exhibition.
About Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald of Arra Textiles was the only Scottish designer-maker to be awarded a place on the Craft Council Hothouse Programme along with 25 other talented designer-makers.
Set up by the Crafts Council in 2011, Hothouse is a six-month programme designed to help makers cultivate their creativity and develop their business know-how with equal measure.
Throughout the course, we will travel across the UK completing a series of workshops including finance, self-presentation, marketing, business growth, and creative thinking, with the added bonus of mentorship and 1:1 support.