I recently went to teach a weaving class at The Forge in Bristol. It was the largest class I have taught and I literally had the best time! The Forge is a beautiful venue with so much light! I had seen images of the space from the spread in 91 magazine but was so lucky to be able to visit in real life. The class was so great and we all learnt on looms made from my Dad. Thats always so great to see. We spent a few hours in the morning weaving and then Silkie had put together a wonderful lunch for us all. It was really special to all craft together and then eat together. It was a shame to finish and loved seeing how happy everyone was at the end. It was sad to finish. Hope to be back again in the Spring though!
We were there for two nights and we stayed in the Shed and Breakfast which I had found and booked through Airbnb. Daisy and Jon who own the shed were away that weekend so unfortunately we didn’t get to meet them which was such a shame. I really would loved to have met them as their place was so lovely and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is visiting Bristol. It was in such a great location (Clifton Hill) and they had left lots of information about the area and places to go. On one evening we stumbled across a stationery shop called Papersmiths which looked amazing but unfortunately was closed. After the class on Saturday we managed to make it over to have a look around. I joked with Silkie how tired I was and how being in a place with so many beautiful things might be a bit overwhelming and may become a bit emotional. Ha, but it was so worth a visit!
Images of the weaving class are all from Silkie the owner of The Forge.
Shed images by myself on my phone (I forgot my camera)