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Every year we offer a special creative residency for artists or any creative group in Wandsworth at Sprout Gallery, 74 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SQ

A Spell of Weaving Magic

Residency period: 8th August – 2nd September 2023

Weavers, Spinners and Looms... Geraldine Kelly is this year's Artist in Residence in Sprout and she's looking forward to hosting a very different type of residency this August - last year she and her friends took a raw fleece and turned it into wool, this year she'll be working on the loom - including building different types of looms, with fun activities, workshops and exhibitions featuring textiles, tapestries and weaving skills.  


You can have a go yourself at all stages of these traditional activities. Friends from the Vauxhall City Farm Spinners and the London Guild of Spinners and Weavers will be working in Sprout with drop-in sessions to try your hands at carding and drop spinning and working on spinning wheels, plus there'll be workshops to learn how to make string out of foraged materials, making yarns, dyes and tapestry weaving techniques. Or just come to Sprout gallery on Moyser Road and enjoy watching the traditional craft work by experienced and expert practitioners in spinning and weaving.

  • Sign up for workshops, most are suitable for both adults and children to learn new skills such as spinning and weaving. Workshops cost £11.50 and must be booked and paid for in advance

  • Find out about different types of looms and building them

  • Drop-in sessions to watch loom making, basket making and weaving, plus demonstrations on spinning wheels

  • A show of tapestries and work 

  • Selection of natural wool skeins, dyed yarns, and natural woollen products for sale

  • Drop in and chat with us about craftwork, weaving, wool and other natural fibres 

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