Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Dorset Weave is underway

This week The Big Weave artists visited Westfield Arts College in Weymouth. Members of local schools and community groups attended a two day training workshop to learn the skills of community weaving. The various groups will now take the community loom, with The Dorset Weave tapestry, to public venues in and around Weymouth. They will share their new found skills and give local people the chance to be involved in creating a unique community tapestry; a potential local heirloom.

The Quangle Wangle choir, a community choir based in Weymouth, will be the first to take the loom out. Members of the choir will be on hand to help and encourage the visiting public weave their thread into the Dorset tapestry at the following venues -

Sat 5 March Dorset Women's Day The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester 2-4pm.
Sun 6 March Gould's Garden Centre, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth. 10.30 - 4.30pm.

Photos taken on the training days:

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