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Weaving Workshop For Young People 16 – 25

The newest project at the Orkney Art Club is a fully funded weaving programme for ages 16-25.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of loom weaving, taking home their own woven project. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll also work towards a collaborative piece, with a group of likeminded, creative and supportive people.

This project is perfect for those who have an interest in art or design, but haven’t tried weaving before, or have limited experience.

The programme starts on Wednesday the 1st of February, from 5.30pm- 8.30pm, and will be held at The Loom Room, Garrison Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1RH.

Tickets can be found here.

The deadline for applications is the 31st of January at 5pm. Email orkneyartclub@gmail.com for more information.

This project was made possible with a grant from @creativescots with funds from The National Lottery @tnluk @lottogoodcauses and Scottish Government #nationallottery⁠

When? The programme starts on Wednesday 1st of February from 5.30pm- 8.30pm

Where? The Loom Room, Garrison Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1RH. The Loom Room studio is located in the same car park at the Orkney Street Food van (at the back of Ortak, on the Hatston Industrial Estate) the studio is just down the steps at the back of the car park.

Our weaving workshops are delivered by weaver and artist, India Whitwell of Orkney Cloth, alongside weavers Morag Taylor and Molly Shearer. The workshops will be held in the plant filled Loom Room, a dedicated weaving studio in Kirkwall.

Who is it for? The programme is perfect for young people between the ages of 16- 25, who have an interest in art or design, but haven’t tried weaving before, or have limited experience.

You will be weaving in a small group of likeminded, creative and supportive people.

All materials and equipment will be provided.

What does the programme cover?

The first six weeks of the programme covers the fundamentals of loom weaving, and will run for six weeks from Wednesday the 1st of February at 5.30pm- 8.30pm until Wednesday the 8th of March. We will take a break on the 15th of March.

  • Designing your own cloth samples
  • Design your own woven project
  • Winding a warp
  • Beaming the warp
  • Threading a loom and set up for weaving
  • Sleying the reed
  • Tying on
  • Weaving a header or creating fringing
  • Weaving your project
  • Finishing your project