Create Your Own Welsh Wool Rug 

Helen Hickman Weaver, Spinner & Dyer

Glamping Holiday Dates 
1st - 6th July 2018  
  • 5 nights glamping accommodation (arrive Sunday - Friday) 
  • Half board, breakfast & lunch (Monday - Friday)  
  • 20 hours professional wool & weaving craft tuition approx 5 hours per day 
  • Materials included 
Helen is a professional handweaver, hand spinner and hand dyer and comes from a long line of creative women, seamstresses, embroiderers & homemakers. 
 
Based in rural Carmarthenshire, Wales UK, the natural products she creates are all made by hand & reflects her love of wool, nature & a homespun lifestyle

Suitable - Peg loom weaving is a fun, easy to learn craft, great for all ages and abilities.

Max 12 Places  ​

​What to expect from the course 

This course is a unique collaboration with Top of the Woods & Make it In Wales, who produce high-end craft courses in West Wales. They believe in creativity & craftsmanship. 

  • Have a go at peg loom weaving in this hands-on wool craft workshop.

  • Learn to warp up a loom, weave and produce a small wool mat or rug

  • Learn about which plants and kitchen ingredients to use to dye wool and how it's done 

  • Helen offers hands on tuition, advice and tips on how to get the best out of the wool fleece provided

  • At the end of the holiday take home your finished welsh woven wool rug 

Find out more about Helen Hickman at Nellie and Eve (named after Helen's Grandma).

Craft Course Details
  • ​Sunday - Arrival & glamping check-in 

  • Monday - Introduction to artisan crafter Helen Hickman.  Explore the campsite / woodland & learn to forage which plants you can use for dyeing.  Helen will then demonstrate the natural dying process

  • Tuesday - Learn about the different local welsh breed fleece type and select the naturally dyed wool /fleeces to design your rug.

  • Wednesday - Learn to set up your peg loom, the weaving process and get your weave on !

  • Thursday -  Finish off your welsh wool rug 

  • Friday - Free time, check out of your accommodation or stay for the weekend!

Creative & Craft glamping holiday from £499 per person including
  • 5 Nights Glamping Accommodation

  • Half Board (Breakfasts & Lunches Mon - Fri)

  • 20 hrs Professional tuition

 
Booking notes
  • If you'd like to come as a couple but only one of you wants to attend the course, the cost for the second person is £149 (accommodation & half board only)

  • Solo bookings will stay in a Glamping Bell Tent

  • Two person bookings will stay in a Glamping Pioneer Camp

  • You can upgrade to an Eco Boutique Safari Lodge for £99

For group booking enquires contact us at info@topofthewoods.co.uk

Food
  • The menu will include hot breakfasts and lunches, inspired by international cuisines and changing throughout the week

  • Jon cooks all his food from fresh & with quality ingredients

  • Meals will be served communally in the Banquet Barn, unless you are on location when you will be provided with a food pack to take with you

  • Hot & cold drinks will be available during your course, including quality tea\coffee 

  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book   

Materials and Tools 

All materials required to make your wall hanging are included in the course fee, with the wool and fleeces sourced from local herds & dyed by Helen using natural plants.

 

You will be handling plants & lanolin during the course if you have allergies this course may not be suitable

 

All toolS required  for the course will be provided 

You will have the option to buy the peg loom at the end of the workshop for a reduced price of £40 pp

Stay For The Weekend for an extra £75! 
Glamping Bell Tent save **£95**
Glamping Pioneer Camp save **£125**
Eco Boutique Safari Lodge save **195**

For a truly relaxed weekend, treat yourself to our 'Food & Fire' package (£50 per adult) and we'll include your Fri & Sat evening meals, Sat & Sun hot breakfasts and your firewood!

Take home what you have created in your wool craft course!

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