Beginners table loom weaving: 2-day Intensive workshop



Learn how to set up a table loom and design and hand-weave your own cloth in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex. In this 2-day creative hand-weaving workshop you will learn how to design and plan a warp, set up an 8-shaft loom and weave a selection of samples using a variety of techniques. This is an in-depth, intensive workshop and you will come away with all the technical knowledge required to start weaving independently. Suitable for complete beginners or those requiring an in-depth refresher. Each student will have use of a dedicated 8-shaft Ashford table loom, or have the option to bring their own. Maximum two participants allowing plenty of personalised tuition. Alternative weekend dates/times can be arranged as well as mid-week options. 10-5pm with a break for lunch. Day 1 Focus on how to design your cloth and calculate a warp using colours of your choice and all the processes required to set up your loom, from using a warping mill to threading the heddles. By the end of day 1 your loom will be set up and ready to start weaving. Day 2 Weaving all day. You will learn how to read a lifting plan and be introduced to the standard weave structures as well as to more complex designs. You will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of different yarns. You will go home with a selection of samples or completed piece of fabric to display or make a functional item from. Pamela Print is a textile artist with 15 years experience in designing woven textiles within industry and her own hand weaving practice. She is a selected member of the Crafts Council and Design Nation.

What's included in the price?

- 2 days of demonstrations and personalised one-one tuition. - Use of the looms and tools. - Access to an inspirational library of yarns from merino wool to fancy - Italian and wool/silk fibres. - Workshop technical guide. - Refreshments


14 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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Studio 6, Rumsey Row, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3YA