The world of modern weaving is waiting for you! Join House of Woolly Thyme for an Introduction to Weaving and create a unique wall hanging to warm your home as you warm your soul with this calming craft.
Your Instructor, Mary Anne Donovan, is the creator, principle weaver and host of the House of Woolly Thyme! She’ll host our 5 hour workshop so you can explore this craft and your creativity. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn about, create and take home a one-of-a-kind handwoven wall tapestry, introducing you to the wonderful world of modern weaving.
Intro to Weaving with Woolly Thyme Workshop
Saturday March 30th
10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Lunch break 12:30-1:30 (Lunch voucher included)
Coffee Break in afternoon (Included)
Cost: $99 plus tax*
Pair it with an overnight stay and make it a creative getaway!
*Class size limited to a maximum of 9. Price includes all materials, lunch and tea/coffee service. Participants will leave with a finished piece of wall hanging art, resembling work featured in this photo.
REGISTER NOW, call 1-800-565-5068 ext 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All materials will be provided, including an array of natural fibres in beautiful colour tones and textures. At the end of the class, you will have a completed tapestry to add to your home and have a good grasp of this meditative and expressive craft.
Topics covered in this class include:
• colour and design choices
• mixing textures and fibres
• warping your loom
• weaving stitches (tabby weaving, rya knots, soumak and hemstitch finishing)
• tension control
• creating basic shapes and forms
• finishing your weaving for display
No previous weaving experience is necessary.
About our Instructor
Mary Anne Donovan is the maker and weaver behind House of Woolly Thyme. A crafter in many areas, over the past few years she has fallen in love with the sense of calm and boundless creativity offered by modern tapestry weaving, and crafts unique tapestries that are inspired by the coastal life that she lives with her family in nearby, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Mary Anne has also been instructing weaving workshops all over Nova Scotia, including Dartmouth, Pictou County, Annapolis Valley, Mahone Bay, and of course, Lunenburg and finds joy in guiding beginners into this meditative and expressive craft. She creates a calm and supportive atmosphere for new weavers and provides beautiful, heirloom quality materials to work with. Tapestries are woven by hand on locally made maple House of Woolly Thyme frame looms and weavers are provided with a beautiful selection of natural fibres as well as the resources and instruction to take them beyond the basics in this Intro to Weaving Class.
“I was thrilled to take Mary Anne’s weaving workshop at The Makery last month. I had a wonderful time learning new skills and sharing the space with other like-minded ladies. Mary Anne is a gifted and patient artist/teacher who made the sunny, Sunday afternoon so enjoyable. Her encouragement and enthusiasm for the art of weaving and our foray into this wonderful craft made it one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken. I felt welcomed and supported from start to finish. I’m pretty proud of the woven wall hanging I created and even purchased an original piece created by Mary Anne herself. I would highly recommend taking a class from Mary Anne whenever one becomes available. I would also encourage anyone to purchase one of Mary Anne’s original pieces. There’s nothing like buying a hand-made original from a local, talented artist in lovely Lunenburg, NS who so clearly supports other suppliers, artisans and her community.”
MJ Goodfellow (Mahone Bay)
“Mary Anne’s weavings are beautiful and lovingly handmade. Her classes are incredible! She’s a patient and knowledgeable teacher, and I feel like I learned a lot more in one afternoon than I thought possible. Highly recommend trying one!”
M Duggan (Lunenburg)
“Mary Anne ran a weaving workshop for us for a group of tweens and it was fantastic! She brought all the equipment and a great selection of yarn and the kids were inspired to make some awesome weavings. Highly recommended!”
K Turner (Mahone Bay)
“I was so excited to take part in one a Mary Anne’s weaving workshops, and I was not disappointed! She is an excellent, relaxed and thorough instructor, and we were provided with a great selection of materials. Highly recommend!!”
J Mader (Lunenburg)