Alison’s Workshops, Etc.

Alison’s Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Talks I give a range of illustrated talks to WI’s, Womens Groups and Guilds, which include:
Pure Tinctoria – using natural dye extracts.
Romanian Textiles – a peek at a forgotten area of Eastern Europe via it’s textile legacy.
Looking at Life Through a Weavers Eyes – how I look at the world as a weaver!
Design for the Terrified – simple tricks to help those who are drawing and painting challenged!
Creative Spinning – how Jane and I approached the book!
Fee – 1 1/2 hours – £70
Milage – 42p per mile.

Demonstrations I am available to WI’s, Womens Groups to demonstate the following skills:
Spinning – bringing “home spun” up to date.
Weaving – re-connecting with this ancient craft.
Braid Making – a look a different types of braids.
Dyeing – exiting and quick ways to colour fibre, fabric and thread.
Fee – 1 1/2 hours – £70
Milage – 42p per mile.

Workshops Here is a list of workshops I teach to small groups and guilds:
Creative Spinning Week-end – 2 days design for spinners.
Creative Spinning – 1 day colour blending.
Fun and Funky Yarn – 1 day to spin fancy yarns.
Pure Tinctoria Dyes – 1 day to dye with natural dye extracts.
Special Dyeing Effects with Natural Dye Extracts – 1 day exploring exciting ways to use natural dye extracts.
Making the Most of your Rigid Heddle or Knitters Loom – 1 day to discover this useful tool.
Inlay – 2 days to discover new ways to pattern your hand woven fabrics.
Kumihimo – Japanese Braiding.
Design for the Terrified – 1 day workshop for the painting and drawing challenged.
Fee – 1 Day – £200 plus materials.
2 Day – £400 plus materials.
Milage – 42p per mile.

I am happy to discuss any other topic should your group have a specific idea.

The following link will take you to a Calendar of Events for Alison’s workshops and talks, etc.



  1. Do you ever have workshops in the US? I have your book, and the pictures from your creative spinning classes are very neat. I am a member of a guild in Prescott, AZ and there are other guilds in the area as well as Phoenix and Tucson that might be willing to partner on a workshop.

    Thanks, and Happy Holidays.

    • Hi Nancy

      I’m Jane, not Alison, but we would love to come to do workshops in the US if invited!

      We live in different areas of the UK, so tend to offer workshops separately, but we also work together when out of the UK. Therefore, we can offer two workshops concurrently in each venue, or more if required. WE are both spinners, weavers and dyers and we both have an interest in environmentally sensitive practice.

      Thanks for thinking of us!

      Happy Holidays to you too!


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