Fay Jones

Fen weaving & fibrecraft weekend

Join local craftswomen Fay Jones and Julia Symonds for an exciting weekend of spinning, dyeing and weaving. This non-residential course is held on Saturday (10am-4.30pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm).

Event details

Meeting point

Learning Centre


10am-4.30pm (Saturday), 10am-4pm (Sunday)
A static map of Fen weaving & fibrecraft weekend

About the event

You will spend Saturday making a selection of different fibres to create your own woven master work. Learn how to spin with spinning wheels and drop spindles using locally sourced fleeces. Hand twist natural cordage from elm and lime tree bast as well as stinging nettles and experiment with colouring them with natural pigments. Dye a range of pre-prepared fibres, to add extra colour and vibrancy to your work. 

On Sunday you will receive expert weaving tuition using a table top loom. Be inspired by the Fen and weave all your fibres together to make your own beautiful artwork. This is a free weave session with no rules, so if you wish to add twigs, leaves or grasses into your weave it's up to you to explore your creativity.

This course is suitable for beginners. 

Materials will be supplied, and tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and are included in the price. If you would like to bring any of your own yarns, buttons, beads or natural decorations to add into your weaving please feel free to do so.

You will need:
A packed lunch 
A basket or trug 
Notepad and pen 
A camera if you wish 

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation is not provided. 

Click on these links to check out Fay and Julia’s craft work:
Fay Jones - www.thewoodlandhaberdasher.co.... / www.facebook.com/woodlandhaber...
Julia Symonds - www.textiliaweave.co.uk / www.facebook.com/Textilia.

When booking, please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact: redgrave.learning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org  



£125, including materials

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance.

Wheelchair access

Suitable for wheelchair users.

Parking information

Free parking

Bicycle parking

Bicycle racks available


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089