Bootle Heritage Weaving
Saturday 20th & Friday 26 November | 2:00-5:00pm [3 hours] | Led by Kirsty Leadbetter of Liverpool Weaving Company | At Linacre Mission
Over two sessions, Kirsty will demonstrate thread by thread how to set up a frame loom and create different woven techniques, inspired by Linacre Mission’s Albert Hall, and its surroundings.
Using mainly linen cloth — the historical yarn of the area — Kirsty will explain her design process when woven fabrics and how to bring together varied stripe sizes and colours can create beautiful, tonal tweeds. You will then be able to try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of yarns and materials, from organic cotton, lovely wools, silks and other textured and fancy yarns.
Collectively, we’ll create our very own swatches of “Heritage Bootle Tweed”, responding to the building’s heritage and its enchanting colours, patterns and designs (perfect Christmas presents!). We will also discuss the history of tweed, and heritage of flax growing in the North West.
Warming drinks and refreshments available at each session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
We greatly encourage all attendees to wear masks and get a covid test before coming to our events, to keep everyone in our community safe and well. Masks & hand sanitiser will be available, and where possible, sessions will be held outside. Windows will be open and the space well ventilated. Sign in/ track and trace is required on entry to ensure we can contact attendees. We kindly ask everyone to be respectful of personal space and individual needs.
A Field Of Flax
A project by Raisa Kabir, Rule of Threes Arts and Taking Root