Saturday, 12 November 2016

Dates announced - Weaving by the Sea 2017


The Kalanchoes will soon be in flower along the seafront in the winter sun of Vilanova I la Geltru,
at Weaving by the Sea we take this time of year to plan our activities for you next autumn and work to check as many of the cafes, bars and restaurants are still up to the standard needed so that we can  recommend them to you next autumn....currently the coffee bar by the market is still very good with excellent sandwiches and croissants - it's a tough job but someone has to do it!


Soon we will have details of our new courses for Weaving by the Sea 2017 staying for the second year at the excellent Hotel Cesar . We will offer six courses over the seven day period - you will be able to choose 1 or 2 courses each depending on how long you would like to join us. We promise as usual a mixture of techniques, materials, traditional and contemporary designs carefully thought out by our expert tutors. Workshop details soon and some extra activities new for this year - but in the meantime save the dates:

1st courses  29th, 30th September & 1st October 2017
2nd courses 3rd, 4th & 5th October 2017 

As usual we co-ordinate Weaving by the Sea with the excellent basket fair in Salt near Girona, north of Barcelona so that you may attend this on the same trip. This year Salt will be: 

Salt Basket Fair 7th & 8th October 2017




Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nearly time to pack your bags!

Welcome to Weaving by the Sea 2016!
Our teaching spaces are swept and tidy, willow and rushes are being gathered and prepared, the weather is looking promising and we look forward to meeting you all in Vilanova I la Geltru. Don't forget the excellent basketmakers fair in Salt near Girona on the 1st and 2nd October just before our event - an excellent event to learn all about the diverse Spanish basket making traditions in willow, palm, esparto, rush, straw and much else besides. 

If you have booked and secured a place for this years event then expect an email over the next couple of days with final arrangements and details of bus and train connections to Barcelona airport.

If you haven't booked a place and are feeling a little left out (!!!) then you have a last chance opportunity to to book - two places are now available on Tim's 'Invisible Stitch' course due to last minute cancellations.....more course details and booking information here.

See you soon at Weaving by the Sea 2016!



Tuesday, 5 April 2016

2016 courses - all sold out!

We have been enjoying some beautiful spring weather here in Vilanova I la Geltru - the spring flowers are in bloom, the almond blossom is already over and fresh green nuts are already ripening, swallows and swifts are passing through on the way to northern europe. 

We are happy to announce that all our Weaving by the Sea 2016 courses are now all sold out and we look forward to welcoming you all in October. If you have left it too late and missed a place this year then please be in touch and we will add you to our waiting list in case of any spaces becoming available. We will also add you to our mailing list for our next Weaving by the Sea event - we are already making plans for 2017! Best wishes from Mai, Tim & Monica.


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Weaving by the Sea 2016

Yes the time has come to run for your diary and book in some creative and relaxing time in sunny Spain! Weaving by the Sea 2016 will be held on the 4th, 5th and 6th October in Vilanova I la Geltru, Catalonia, Spain, just after the the excellent basketmakers fair in Salt, Girona.

More details to come but the first details are on on our workshop and booking page.

See you soon!


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Looking back to Weaving by the Sea 2015

Already several months have passed since our 3rd annual Weaving by the Sea event in Vilanova I la Geltru, Catalonia. It's such a pleasure to look back on another great year and think ahead for our 2016 plans - watch this space dates and details shortly.....more photos and details of the 2015 workshops here: 2015