Weaving courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Would you like to know how to set up and operate a loom? Get to grips with yarn types and warp preparations? These hand weaving courses will teach you how to create individual woven fabric, 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.
September 23rd and 24th. A weekend of basket making.
Come for half a day, a full day or all weekend and weave from a selection of wooden bases to create some beautiful functional baskets.
On the half day course you can weave a simple round or rectangular basket for £35, wood handled baskets take a full day at £65, kindling baskets are for previous weavers and cost £70 for the day or take two days...
Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden this summer. Ducks, geese, quail also possible! Or experiment with abstract sculpture if you prefer.
Tutor: Judith Needham
Wednesday 27 September
10.00am – 4.00pm
Adult £65/ Over 60 £58.50
This form of weaving is sometimes described as painting with yarns. Using a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and colourful yarns, participants will explore both traditional and 3D weaving to produce a sampler of techniques. At the end of the day you will have all the skills needed to produce your own woven designs.
Tutor: Hilary Charlesworth
Wednesday 20 September
Adult £50/ Over 60 £45
'From fleece to fibre' - come and learn the craft of hand spinning with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On my one day workshop you will learn how to spin your own unique yarn using fleece from our pedigree Clun Forest and Zwartbles sheep. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun to learn the basics of hand spinning.
This course may be taken along...
Hands-on practical one-day spinning course in the Lake District National Park. Covers all aspects, including fibre selection and preparation. By the end of the day you will have working knowledge of the all the techniques necessary to go away and start spinning your own yarn. Saturday, Sunday and Mid-week dates (9:30 am – 4:30 pm). Includes all course materials, equipment and comprehensive course notes. Small groups - high levels of one-to-one tuition. Follow up support...
Willow work Is my passion and I am happiest sharing this with others who are interested in learning rural and traditional craft.
Courses are bespoke and flexible arranged to meet the needs of the individual including the choice of product/s. From simple weaving such as willow bird feeders to more complicated baskets or animal sculptures all are suitable for beginners and those wishing to develop their skills. Please see the images lower down this page...
Tapestry Weaving for beginners workshops start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Everything you will need is supplied and the price also includes Lunch and Refreshments through the day. You will take home your finished piece and may even purchase a Frame to make it extra special.
Tapestry weaving is a traditional hand craft, conducted on a wooden frame and used to make pictures, wall hangings and cushion covers. The picture is made using a...
Wall-Hanging Weave Workshop
Learn how to weave using a wooden frame lap loom. Students will learn how to make their own fabric, warp their own loom, finish and create their own woven wall-hanging or decorative fabric. The project will have a focus on texture, pattern and colour where all materials will be included.
Meet the Tutor
Alice Hume is a Textile Artist who graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Textile Design:...
'Introduction to weaving with the rigid heddle loom.' Come and learn the craft of hand weaving with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On this Beginners workshop you will learn how to select your weaving materials, warp the loom and weave a lovely runner or scarf in your chosen colour way all in one day. The landscape of the Brecon Beacons inspires creativity whatever the season. This is...
These weekend courses will focus on warp preparation, loom dressing and weaving an individual and wearable scarf, this will be done on a 4 Shaft Ashford foldable table loom. You will be led through the warping process; with yarn types being discussed before warping begins. A warping mill or a warping board will be used to prep your warp with instructions given on how to dress a table loom. You will then begin to explore...