Alison Daykin

Hand Weaving tutor

Based in
Hulland Ward, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Europe and the rest of the world if my expenses are paid., Throughout the UK and charge 45p per mile
Alison Daykin | Hand Weaving tutor

Rates: £35 per hour for private, "one to one" lessons, £10 per session for my Monday evening class, Skylark Holiday courses are listed on the website.


Make an enquiry Phone: 01335370631
Skype

I'm an award winning woven textile designer and co-author of "Creative Spinning" with Jane Deane and have been weaving since the age of eight.

I've been teaching all my subjects for the past 25 years, both as an Adult Education tutor and privately. I've been Chairman of my local Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers twice and run workshops for my guild and other guilds throughout the UK.

I love teaching my subject and get as much out of the experience as my students. At present I teach a regular Monday evening class locally and run workshops for various Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as private groups and individuals.

Group Classes

Introduction to Weaving

This 5 day course introduces weaving on a 4 shaft loom and teaches the basics of warping, dressing the loom and sampling for plain weave and twill.
All materials, tuition, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
To be confirmed 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Sunday evening before the course starts.
Rates: 
TBC

Introduction to Dyeing

An introduction to dyeing with synthetic dyes and natural dye extracts, to produce interesting, unique fibres, yarns or fabrics.
All materials, tuition, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
To be confirmed. 9:30 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Friday evening before the workshop.
Rates: 
TBC

Beginners Spinning

A 5 day immersion course that will teach you all you need to know about spinning wool, from washing and preparing fleece to the finished yarn, basic techniques to get you spinning simple fancy yarns and much more.
All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
TBC. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Sunday evening before the course starts.
Rates: 
TBC

Introduction to Design for Spinners

A two day workshop aimed to inspire confidence in spinners to produce interesting yarns. You don't need to be able to draw or paint, just have an open mind and understand the difference between Z and S twist!
All tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
TBC. 9:30 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Friday evening before the workshop.
Rates: 
TBC

Natural Dyeing

Your chance to immerse yourself in natural dyeing, from picking and preparing the plants to extracting the dyes and using them in imaginative and unusual ways.
All materials, tuition, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation are included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June 2009. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Sunday evening before the course.
Rates: 
TBC

Introduction to Exotic Fibres

Have a go at spinning exotic fibres from alpaca to yak and angora to possum. Your chance to experiment with a wide range of exotic fibres at your own pace with expert guidance.
All materials, tuition, lunches and refreshments included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 4 July to Sunday 5 July 2009. 9:30 to 16:00. Residential participants arrive on the Friday evening before the workshop.
Rates: 
TBC

Design for Spinners

Terrified of design, can't paint or draw, this is the course for you. Go home with ideas and samples of fancy yarns you've designed yourself. All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation included for residential participants.
Some knowledge of spinning needed, including Z and S twist and fibre preparation.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2009. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Residential participants arrive on the Sunday evening before.
Rates: 
TBC

Introduction to Fancy Yarns

Discover a range of techniques to produce exciting and unusual yarns of your own design. All materials, tuition, lunches and refreshments included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
Some knowledge of spinning needed, including Z and S twist and fibre preparation.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 25 July to Sunday 26 July 2009. 9:30 to 16:00 each day. Arrive Friday evening before workshop to residential participants.
Rates: 
TBC

Painted Warps

Discover dyeing and painting a variety of warps, using appropriate dyes for the yarn. Go home with plenty of warps ready to weave!
Some experience of warp making essential.
All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday 14 September 2009 to Friday 18 September 2009. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Arrive on Sunday evening before if residential.
Rates: 
TBC

Design for Weavers

Are you terrified of design, but want to give your fabrics more impact? This is the course for you! You don't need to be able to paint or draw, just have an open mind.
All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.
See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk

Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday 5 October 2009 to Friday 9 October. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Arrive Sunday evening before if residential.
Rates: 
TBC

Introduction to Spinning

See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk
A two day workshop to learn the basics of spinning with a drop spindle and wheel. All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 7 November to Sunday 8 November 2009. 9:30 to 16:00 each day. Arrive Friday evening before each course for residential participants.
Rates: 
See Skylark Holidays website for all prices.

MaKe the Most of your Rigid Heddle Loom

See http://www.skylarkholidays.co.uk
A two day workshop to inspire you to make full use of your rigid heddle loom or Knitter Loom and get loads of new ideas. All tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential participants. In addition, B&B or self-catering accommodation is included for residential participants.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Windlehill Farm
Location: 
Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 5 September to Sunday 6 September. 9:30 to 16:00. Arrive in the evening of Friday before each course if you are residential.
Rates: 
See Skylark Holidays website for all prices.

Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing

This class is for all abilities and you can bring your own equipment or I can supply it. Please email if you are interested so that I know what additional equipment I need to bring to the class. See my website for contact form.
See http://www.spinningandweaving.weebly.com

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
The Old School
Location: 
Castleway, Willington, Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Monday, during term time, from 7pm to 9pm.
Rates: 
£7 per session.

Experience

Skylark Holidays

A number of 5 day and week-end courses including Learn to Weave, Beginners Spinning, Design for Weavers, Design for Spinners, Introduction to Weaving, Introduction to Spinning, Introduction to Dyeing, Natural Dyeing, Introduction to Exotic Fibres, Introduction to Fancy Yarns

Dates: 
Feb 2004 - Dec 2008

South Derbyshire Community Education

Adult Tutor, teaching weaving, spinning and dyeing.

Dates: 
Sep 2001 - Sep 2002

Private Class

Tutor, teaching weaving, spinning and dyeing. Classes started in 1993 and are still running!

Dates: 
Sep 1993

Dove Valley Community Education

Adult Tutor, teaching weaving, spinning and dyeing.

Dates: 
Sep 1983 - Jul 1993

Educational history

HNC Hand Woven Textile Design

Dates: 
October, 2002 - June, 2004
Institution: 
Bradford College
In my last year I won two awards from the Bradford Textile Society for my woven designs.

C & G 7307

Dates: 
May, 1983 - June, 1983
Institution: 
Derby Adult Education

GCE "A" Level, Craft, Design and Practice (Weaving)

Dates: 
September, 1972 - June, 1974
Institution: 
Henry Cavendish School, Derby

GCE "O" Level, Craft, Design and Practice (Weaving)

Dates: 
September, 1970 - June, 1972
Institution: 
Henry Cavendish School, Derby

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 01335370631
Skype

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