Our Textile Arts Club is a tight-knit community of young creatives learning skills and creating projects with a focus on weaving, but drawing upon all the textile arts to broaden their knowledge and understanding of this fun and engaging discipline.
Skill Level: Beginner
Over a school term of 10 weeks children in school years 2+ are welcome to join us in the studio to further develop their Textile Art skills.
Our Textile Arts Club is designed to build a child's confidence in working with materials by understanding the basics of weaving. The weekly workshops are open to boys and girls who enjoy working with their hands, like to explore materials and enjoy creative projects in school or at home.
Each child will receive their very own Rainbow Basic Weaving Kit to work on for the duration of the term, in their choice of colour. They will be given a variety of projects to work on and will progress at their own speed over the course of the 10 weeks to complete their projects. As we are working in small groups of 6 children, we can tailor the projects to the skill level of each child.
Weekday sessions: 10 x 1 hour sessions (School Years 2+)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 3:30pm - 4:30pm or 4:30pm - 5:30pm (1 hour)
Over the course of the term, younger children will learn a multitude of techniques from contemporary and classic weaving and will create different projects based on their ability. Projects we have carried out in the past include mini wall-hangings, coasters, lavender sachets, bookmarks, pouches and bracelets. The children will explore different materials, discuss the effects of textiles on the environment and learn about design and how the Textile Arts plays an important role in society.
Saturday sessions: 10 x 2 hour sessions (School Years 7+)
Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00pm (2 hours)
Older children (years 7+) will be given small projects to work through at their own pace and much attention will be paid to their personal interests and goals for the club. This may include working with other equipment in the studio (sewing machine, table looms etc) under strict supervision.
This session is also suited to children looking to develop their textile skills or working towards creating a portfolio or body of work for submissions to schools and further education.
Our aim for the children is for them to have fun, learn a new craft skill, build awareness of textiles and develop their creativity in a supportive environment. This is especially important post lockdown as children search for ways of finding balance in their lives.
- 1 or 2 hours of tuition each week (total 10 weeks)
- 1 of our new Rainbow Looms for use during the weekly workshops and to take home afterwards
- All yarns and materials
- Guaranteed fibre fun in a safe, relaxed environment!
We also offer individual sessions for older children with a keen interest in textiles. Please get in touch to arrange a Private Weaving Session for Teens.
* Our after school club will be begin in September following current government guidelines at the time. Children will work in small groups in our newly adapted studio space to accommodate social distancing and all efforts will be made to follow a traditional school setting in these new circumstances. To find out more about our preparations for our clubs, please visit our FAQs page.