Sat, 02 Jul

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Downham Market

Mindful Textile Moments with Jennifer Anne Studios, joined by Counselling Psychologist, Dr Samantha Williams

Mindfulness is an important and fundamental tool to take a step back from the worries and stresses of busy day to day life. Tapestry weaving is a great way to unwind and focus your mind and hands on something else.

Mindful Textile Moments with Jennifer Anne Studios, joined by Counselling Psychologist, Dr Samantha Williams

Time & Location

02 Jul, 10:30 – 13:30 BST

Downham Market, 35 High St, Downham Market PE38 9HF, UK

About the Event

Mindfulness is an important and fundamental tool to take a step back from the worries and stresses of busy day to day life. Tapestry weaving is a great way to unwind and focus your mind and hands on something else. Experiment with a range of techniques, yarns and materials to create your own woven piece of artwork!

Come and socialise with likeminded individuals and have fun exploring and learning something new. Help yourself to tea and coffee whilst we learn the basics of tapestry weaving using sustainably sourced yarns and materials to create one off, personal woven art works that you can put pride of place in your home or gift to someone special.

Dr Samantha Williams will join the session and help us learn a bit more about what mindfulness is and why being creative can help your well-being.

Jennifer Anne Studios is run by Jenny, an emerging textile and fibre artist from Norfolk. Jenny specialises in hand woven textiles pushing technique and fibre in contemporary ways. Being a sustainability advocate, Jenny opts for more environmentally friendly fibre and yarn choices which results in the play and experimentation of otherwise wasted materials.

Visit: www.jenniferannestudios.co.uk to find out more.

Join Jenny and Samantha in this series of mindful hand weaving workshops to learn the basics of weaving and practice the art of mindfulness.

Using a tapestry loom that Jenny has designed, and laser cut from sustainable AB grading, PEFC certified poplar plywood. The sessions will cover:

  • The basic techniques of warping up your loom
  • Foundation weaving techniques
  • Experimenting with a variety of yarns and fibres
  • Learning how to create texture

You will have the chance to develop and explore these techniques throughout the workshop with the support of Jenny.

We’re excited for you to join us for a coffee and weave!

Price: £45 Per Person

“The tapestry loom kits are available to rent at the session which is included within the price of the workshop along with a selection of sustainably sourced yarns and materials to complete a woven sample within the session.

There is the option to purchase your own kit at the workshops for a reduced price of £20 (usually £25). The kits include 1 x tapestry frame loom, 1 x comb, 2 x pick up sticks, 2 x shuttles, 1 x large tapestry needle, 2 x small tapestry needles, 3 x yarn bobbins, written instructions on how to set up the loom and a breakdown of the tools and basics to get you started. There is also the option to purchase more fibre and yarn packs at the sessions if you wish.”

Website: www.jenniferannestudios.co.uk

Instagram: @JenniferAnneStudios

Email: Jennyanne97@icloud.com

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