Counterweave offers workshops and private lessons in a range of traditional and contemporary techniques.

We firmly believe in the benefits of making by hand – the tactility of stitching on silk, of charcoal on heavy paper, hand carving and printing your own Japanese woodblock print. The instant feedback and gratification of learning a new skill, and making something beautiful: enjoying the process as well as the product.

An important part of our artistic philosophy is to understand and become comfortable with a technique before leaping off to explore its possibilities – you need the basics before you can fly!

Keep an eye on our craft workshop calendar and our Facebook and Instagram accounts for upcoming classes in:

  • Meditating the Spindle – introductory and extension classes (extension classes will include spinning paper and spinning exotic fibres)

  • Adventures with Indigo

  • One-on-One masterclasses in textile and mixed media arts

  • Eco-kitchen – alternatives to plastic

  • Eco-dyeing

  • Knitting for Beginners

  • Next Steps Knitting

  • Silk papermaking

  • Stitch Doula –my 5 favourite embroidery stitches

  • Our last Saturday of the month afternoon crafting group.

 To make a booking just scroll down to the calendar and click on the workshop you are interested in, and you will be taken to the booking page.