Hand Weaving  with Louise
  • Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 12 hours over 2 days

Hand Weaving with Louise

Slow down in a mindful adventure of hand weaving and exploring Argyll's landscapes in the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Master tapestry weaver Louise takes you on a wondrous exploration of this ancient craft as you learn to create intricate designs using subtle color blends inspired by surrounding nature.

    Pricing

    One Guest
    USD $965
    Additional guest(s) (max 4)
    USD $815

    Meet the Artist

    Louise is a textile artist and tapestry weaver who has immersed herself in this craft for over 40 years. She first discovered hand weaving in college many years ago, quickly realizing how perfectly it suited her ideas for self expression. She fell in love with the slow process, which allows room for intricate detail while exploring pattern and form and provides a true sense of mindfulness in an otherwise fast moving world. Using subtle color blends, she creates intricate designs which contain universal ideas on time and the joyful human journey through life.

    Preferring an improvisational, intuitive process over a prescriptive one, she sees each piece as a thought provoking adventure through texture and color. Her sketch books provide the basis for design as she records memories of walks and imagery she encounters in the wilds of Scotland. From a simple pen drawn line, ideas evolve into the texture and warmth of wool and the contemplative element of pulling weft through warp using no tools other than her fingers. Weaving absorbs Louise’s mind completely, bringing a sense of fulfilment and joy she can’t live without.

    VAWAA Includes:

    • Gathering natural materials for inspiration.
    • Learning how to warp a simple frame and keep tension on the loom.
    • Using different techniques to achieve abstract or realistic shapes with wool.
    • Considering designs for weaving that take account of the constraints of warp and weft.
    • Blending colors.
    • Materials and tools for weaving.
    • Your own small hand woven sample for application on future hand woven tapestries.
    • Walks to sites of interest including shorelines, woodlands and loch.
    • Visits by appointment to local artists' studios.

    Explore Argyll, Scotland

    Discover the rolling hills and gorgeous waterways of Argyll, located on the magical west coast of Scotland. In addition to natural beauty, Argyll’s rich cultural heritage is evident in many standing stones, ancient monuments, and castles. Hike to the ancient hill fort of Dunadd for a fantastic view of the surrounding Kilmartin Glen, steeped in archeological sites of much renown. You’ll experience firsthand why Louise’s woven tapestries have their roots in the land, water, weather and seasonal colors found in this stunningly beautiful part of the world.

    Additional Details

    The best time to visit is Spring (May/June) for color, light and natural beauty.

    Children above the age of 10 years and elderly people with mobility in their hands are welcome.
    Louise's Availability 2 days