A$165.47 – A$582.74

Weaving Workshop with Rainie Owen of theunusualpear.etsy.com

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The Cullen

164 Commercial Road

Prahran, VIC 3181

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Come along and catch the weaving bug with Rainie Owen, the weaver behind The Unusual Pear.

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn a variety of weaving skills including: warping your loom; various types of weaving techniques to create interesting patterns and textures; tabby weave, rya knots, soumak, weaving with roving and more. Last but not least, you will be taught the crucial technique of taking your finished piece off your loom to use again and again!

We will be weaving on The Unusual Pear bamboo weaving loom which you will be taking home with you at the end of the workshop, along with a bamboo weaving needle, ball of cotton warp and enough of my beautiful hand dyed Australian yarns to complete your first piece.


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Beginners – no prior knowledge needed for this class

About the maker:

Rainie Owen and is the weaver behind The Unusual Pear, a crafty little home-run business located in Newcastle, Australia.

Rainie began learning to weave in April 2014 when she was 35 weeks pregnant. The therapeutic nature of weaving was a much needed creative outlet for her during the final weeks of pregnancy and it still brings Rainie much joy and happiness.

The Unusual Pear weaving looms and tools are made from beautiful FSC certified bamboo and each and every piece is sanded by hand in my backyard, resulting in soft and smooth edges and a really good quality product.

In April 2015, Rainie completed a Saori Weaving Workshop with Kaz Madigan of Curious Weaver Studio in Old Bar, NSW. Weaving on a Saori loom was such an amazing experience and really opened up the world of weaving even wider for her. A Saori loom is a Japanese floor loom which allows you to create a continuous length of fabric operated by two foot pedals, keeping your hands free to focus on colour, weaving and creating. I love finding ways to bring these techniques into the designs of my modern weavings.

The Unusual Pear is always evolving with my ideas and passion to rethink designs, making old crafts fresh, exciting and interesting again.

What You’ll Get:

Included in the workshop fee:

  • 3 hour workshop with Rainie
  • FSC certified bamboo small weaving loom
  • FSC certified bamboo small weaving needle
  • Plastic tapestry needle
  • Hand dyed wool yarns and roving to complete your first weaving
  • 10g ball of cotton warp
  • FSC certified bamboo hanger
  • Hand dyed project bag

Crafty Getaway
You can turn your workshop experience into a creative weekend escape with Art Series Hotel Group’s special accommodation and workshop packages which include overnight accommodation in art inspired luxury, a $20 Etsy gift card and mini gift bag (see booking link to organise your stay).

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