Weaving courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn know how to use a loom and know your warp from your weft. Weaving courses will teach you how to create cloth from individual woven threads, experimenting with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay. You will come away with a beautiful sampler or unique woven scarf, plus the skills to carry on weaving! Courses available on the Rigid Heddle Loom, Table Loom, Peg Loom or Floor Loom, using freeform weaving techniques as well as traditional tapestry weaving. Browse below for your perfect weaving course.
A two day course aimed at beginners and improvers, set on a beautiful, peaceful site in the heart of the Kent Weald near Edenbridge. Transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket. Using tried and tested techniques and a variety of willow basketry weaves, you’ll go home with a round-base basket of your own design, and the techniques to be able to make more
This beginner workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning to weave, but have never woven on a loom before.
It is an introductory course that will give you a chance to learn to weave on a few different styles of table looms.
Before you delve into the more complex issues of how to warp the loom, how to calculate how much yarn you need, how to design or choose a pattern, I...
A fun day playing with wool. You decide what you want to focus upon. Learn about the fleece and how it is prepared, washed and carded. Have a go at spindle spinning and then progress onto a wheel to spin your own skein of hand-spun wool.
The day is meant to be fun and relaxing and whilst you will learn a lot you will also find the stresses of the world just pass you by....
Back by popular demand, this is a very special and unique course giving you a full experience of working with the generous delights of red cedar. Spend 3 days in the forest, submerging yourself in the whole process of harvesting tree bark, roots and creating woven utensils.
The first day will involve harvesting the bark from the tree source, discussing traditional methods and modern restraints and choosing the best material. Time will also be spent...
Creative woven textile courses in South Devon with Susie Gillespie.
Two day courses held in a timber-framed studio near Totnes. Beginners or experienced students. Susie can show you basic weaving techniques as well as unusual ideas in weaving. You will be able to make your own artwork, cushion or needle-case.
You can weave different textures on a linen warp, experimenting with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay.
You can also see Flax growing and...
A creative approach to design with tapestry artist Fiona Rutherford at her home based studio in Edinburgh.
Design is integral to the creation of a tapestry. Over the two days students will go through a series of steps from the sketchbook to the loom, finding ways to simplify the design process using collage and mixed media. The primary focus will be on the use of colour and yarns that weave a tapestry to life. Although...
Day workshop exploring weaving on the simple-to-use backstrap loom. Using different fibres, colours, textures and patterns you will enjoy creating several swatches to take home.
All abilities welcome!
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to...
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We'll take inspiration from the local landscape, then blend colours and textures in felt-making silk fusion, tapestry and freeform weave. You’ll create a collection of small works ideal for a journal or to mount for display.
Create your own beautiful felted, silk fusion and woven items
Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage
Share inspiration and exchange ideas
Gain knowledge to continue crafting at home
Longmynd House is...
ELKA is a woven textile studio where textile designer Ellie Fisher produces bespoke hand woven textiles for fashion and furnishing. Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
What to expect
The workshop will teach you the...
On arrival you will be greeted with a welcoming drink by the fire, a home baked delight and a potted history of willow, where to source it and how to prepare it.
Once settled in and the journey to get here forgotten we begin the days weaving choosing between the projects we have on offer.
Willow and cane bunting.
Willow seed pods and bird feeders.