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  • Hand Loom Weaving Course at Melfort Village

    Hand-Loom Tapestry Weaving Course

    12-15 November 2017

Hand-Loom Tapestry Weaving Course

Hand-Loom Tapestry Weaving Course

12 – 15 November 2017

We’re delighted to be working in conjunction with the fantastic Wild at Art company who will be here at Melfort Village delivering a special hand-loom weaving course with talented textile artist Louise Oppenheimer.

Louise is an award winning, highly experienced, very congenial and warm person – just right for developing your weaving art, and just right for trying something new. In her words, ‘ the idea for the two days is to enjoy a short, relaxing and convivial, creative journey in texture and colour.’

Her ability to express the deep beauty of this part of Scotland is many things. It is inspiring, infectious, and very moving. Walking into her studio is like walking into a rainbow. Read an interview with Louise here.

Registration deadline: Monday 2nd October

Course schedule

Wild at Art Louise Oppenheimer's studio of rainbow colourscourse prices include excellent accommodation, lunches on Monday & Tuesday, breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners, tea & coffee breaks, studio visit, plus lots of inspiration. And most importantly, art tutoring with Louise Oppenheimer. She’ll have all the supplies we need.

Sunday 12 November 2017
Arrive in your own time, check in at Melfort Village reservations, and settle into our self-catering cottage.
4pm – We visit Louise’s studio to see her range of artistic expression and to be inspired. Welcome dinner at the Shower of Herring Restaurant.

Monday & Tuesday 13 & 14 November
Ready to weave with Louise? We start with an introduction to equipment, supplies and methods. Then it is time to sketch some of our ideas.

tapestry of birch trees in November lightUse the colours and contours of stunning Argyll – Kilmartin Glen, walks around Melfort and Melfort Loch, and any of your favourite scenes.  Bring photos and sketches with you for further inspiration.

As you settle in to the rhythm of hand loom weaving, your work begins to emerge from your creative choices. Maybe not exactly as you expected, but this is the nature of the creative process.

Depending on skill levels, we should each be able to make two small woven tapestries.

Tea and coffee breaks and lunches give us a chance to relax, share our art work and questions, ready for the next stage in our design.

Farewell dinner on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday 14 November

After breakfast we say good-bye. You take with you art inspired by Scotland ~ made by you, and leave behind some good friends made in the process of creating.

Prices and further notes

The cost for the package is £826 per person in twin/double occupancy and £895 in single occupancy. It includes 2 days of expert tuition and supplies, 3 nights high quality accommodation, lunches on Monday & Tuesday, breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners, tea & coffee breaks, studio visit, plus lots of inspiration. And a member of the Wild at Art team will be with the group throughout to ensure you are well looked after. The schedule is based on careful selection of suppliers and is accurate at the time of publication, but should it be necessary, Wild at Art reserves the right to make changes. We can organise additional accommodation nights before and after the Wild at Art holiday at an additional cost (depending on availability). If you are already a holiday owner for this week at Melfort Village, ask about your special course price.

A non-refundable deposit of £300 secures your space. To book and for further information and please contact  Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Amann-Seidel at Flights and travel to/from Edinburgh are not included. Personal travel insurance is required.

For further details or to book your place on this exciting course, click here.