Craft Central

Craft It Yourself


Welcome to Craft it Yourself. Want to learn calligraphy, weave your own tapestry or improve your flower arranging skills? Here you'll find an array of public workshops for you to try something new or develop existing skills. Enjoy!


Beginners Shibori - Stitching and Binding

Learn the basic binding (kamosage knots, Kanoko (fawn), Hitta (bird) and Kumo (spiderweb) and stitching techniques (nui), Ori Nui (teeth), Maki nui (Twist), Karamatsu (Larch), Mokume (Woodgrain) and Makiage (Stitched and bound motifs).

Suitable for complete beginners.

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Course fee, £40
Thursday 2nd March, 6:30pm

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Intermediate Shibori 

For students with some experience. Learn the traditional patterns of Yanagi (willow), Hinode (sunrise) and Tomasu (diamonds) working with a rope core.

Please note: The intermediate class is 3 hours to allow enough time to make a sample of each piece and dye it.

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Course fee, £40
Thursday 23rd March, 6:30pm

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Beginners Weaving Course March Weekend - with Fiona Daly Textiles

This weekend course aims to introduce you to the basics of handweaving on a 4 shaft table loom. You will learn all steps involved in dressing a loom: from designing a warp, warp winding, beaming and threading to tensioning. Understand warp from weft, wind bobbins, read weaving drafts and learn to construct your own handwoven cloth. You will explore a variety of weave structures, yarn types and handweave a length of cloth. Your finished cloth could be used as a table runner, a set of place mats, wall hangings, a scarf, fabric for cushions - to name but a few! On completion of this course, you will have all the skills to set-up a loom and weave independently. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some weave experience who wish to explore further.

You will be taught by Fiona Daly, a contemporary textile designer maker/handweaver and experienced tutor. Fiona creates bespoke handwoven textiles using natural, undyed, local wool for homewares.

Course fee, £168
Saturday 18th + Sunday 19th March, 10am-5pm
Unit 12, Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DX

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