Introduction to Weaving: Craft as Contemplation 

 We use woven cloth every single day, but we rarely have a chance to reflect on how it is  made, let alone try    our hands at weaving some ourselves! This course lets you dip your toes in the world of weaving.  

 Absolutely no prior weaving experience is required. Whether you’ve never touched yarn   or   you’re a lifelong knitter looking to branch out into a new craft, you will be able to   enjoy   this course. We will be using tabletop rigid heddle looms, which are quick to set   up  and   easy to weave on.   Even better, they are portable enough to take to your   cabana or tent,   or to weave on under a tree in the summer sunshine.  

Once we’ve learned the basics and set up our looms on day one, you will be able to set your own challenge level for the rest of the course. You will be free to weave as little--or as much!--as you would like to during your time at Sorrento.

Each participant will have plenty of time to weave a finished table runner, scarf, or altar decoration by the end of the course. We will also be joining our hands together to make an altar runner for St. Francis as a gift to Sorrento Centre and a record of the time we share together.   Through collaborative creation, quiet weaving time, and reflections on the spirituality of craft, we will refresh our spirits and engage our hearts and hands. I hope you will join me!    

*A variety of cotton yarns and use of a rigid heddle loom are included in the course fee. If you would like to bring your own rigid heddle loom or multi-shaft table loom, you are welcome to do so.  

Course Fee: $350

Instructor Bio: Alison Hurlburt is a handweaver, weaving instructor, and busy mom from Edmonton, AB, who only feels truly relaxed while weaving! She can be found most days in her weaving studio at Christ Church Anglican, where she is also a licensed Lay Reader.

Alison started coming to Sorrento at the age of two. She is thrilled to be bringing her favourite craft to one of her favourite places in the world. You can check out her weaving on Instagram at @booj.wovens, and read her blog posts about the joy of weaving at


 How to read the Bible and not kill people 

Come learn the art of reading the Bible. Discover the 4 ancient ways our spiritual ancestors read it. Uncover and try on new lenses to help you make sense of it. This interactive and accessible course will be foundational for your spiritual practice.

It will empower you to read the Bible with openness and generosity. And it will give insight to the many ways people read it, both healing ways and harmful ways.  

Bio: David Taylor has grown in the Anglican tradition having a background in the pentecostal church.  He has degrees from Summit Pacific Bible College in Abbotsford, Regent College in Vancouver and the Vancouver School of Theology.  David's passion is to re-connect people to the Scripture and the depth of the spiritual history of Christianity. 

Course Fee: $350

David is both Spiritual and Religious. He delights in the personal spiritual journey of the heart and he works to ensure the marginalised are cared for.  He is also a composer of worship music and liturgy.

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