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Teaching

I offer one-to-one or one-to-two tuition and classes in my custom-built weaving studio – The Weavers Den, in Oruru, Doubtless Bay, Far North, New Zealand. Oruru is eight kilometres from the nearest small village, Taipa, which provides a variety of accommodation and services.

There is no regular bus service, so transport to here is usually by car.

Weekend Beginner

Fri lunch to Mon lunch
This is specially designed for absolute beginners, you will learn how to plan and design your project, decide on what yarns to use in view of the final purpose and what colours, make a warp, dress a loom and weave your very first piece of cloth. Price includes 2 full days and 2 half days of teaching, as well as all yarns used (except silk, cashmere and cervelt). Tea, Coffee and lunch will also be provided. Cost $ 590

Weekend Refresher

Fri lunch to Mon lunch
This is for someone who has done some weaving in the past and wants to get back to it. The weekend includes teaching/refreshing of how to make a warp, dress a loom, drafting and designing different weave structures and more depending on what is required. Price includes 2 full days and two half days of teaching as well as all yarns used (except silk, cashmere and cervelt). Tea, Coffee and lunch will also be provided. Cost $ 590

Weekend Retreat

Fri lunch to Mon lunch
You have your draft, you have your warp, you bring your weft, all you need is a loom to weave it on.
Price includes the use of the required loom for 2 full days and 2 half days, Tea, Coffee and lunch.
16shaft or 32shaft computer assisted loom $ 350
additional days possible on request

For a project on the drawloom you would have to use the warp that is on the loom since it takes quite some time to dress a drawloom, please inquire what is on it. $ 250

Time on the TC-1 is only possible on request

5 Day Intensive from Beginners to Intermediate

Mon 10am - Fri 5pm
These classes are taylor made for your specific requirements.

If you are a beginner you will learn all there is to know in how to plan, design, choose yarns and colours to make your first two project. You will learn about different loom types and also be able to weave on different looms.

If you are already a weaver and want to learn more about a specific structure or family of weaves, a new technique or how to move from 4 to 8 or 16 shafts, we will do an in-depth study in that required subject.

Price includes 5 full days of teaching, tea, coffee and lunch. $ 890

Fiberworks PCW, Weaving Design Program

Sat 10am - Sun 5pm
Intensive study of what you can do with Fiberworks PCW, how to design, how to use shortcuts, how to make the program work for you. You need to bring your own laptop with an installed and validated version of the software. Using the Demo version means that you cannot save or print your files
Price includes 2 full days of teaching, tea, coffee and lunch. $ 320

Studio hours 9am - 9pm, teaching hours 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 5pm

Studio Equipment:
Ashford 8shaft table loom
Ashford 16 shaft table loom
Mighty Wolf 8 shaft floor loom
Ashford 4 shaft floor loom
Glimakra type 8shaft floor loom
AVL 16shaft computer assisted floor loom
Louet Megado 32shaft computer assisted floor loom
Oxaback 16shaft vertical harness drawloom
warping mill, warping boards, electrical and manual spoolwinders, spoolrack for sectional warping, different shuttles and lots more ..........

For bookings please contact me.