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Beginners weaving workshop in Brighton

Weaving workshop Brighton, Sussex

Duration: 3 hours (1pm-4pm)

Price: £25

Book with: Siobhan Martin
at Shiv Textiles

Hollingdean Road
East Sussex

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About the Course

Learn the basic of weaving during a 3-hour workshop with Siobhan, a weave lecturer at the University of Brighton and the founder of Shiv Textiles, a Brighton-based sustainable textiles studio.

Create your own wonderful woven wall hanging in this beginners class. Working on a small handheld frame loom, you'll learn how to start and finish weaves, explore different fibres and craft a range of simple and effective techniques.

Using your hands to create something is super important even more so in this modern age, when everyone is working on computers or are on their phones. Research shows that making things with your hand is great for decreasing stress, relieving anxiety and improving mental.

Book now and discover the art of weaving! Get in contact if you are interested in group/party bookings by email or on my website.

"I went to Shiv’s weaving workshops this weekend and what a treat! I was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Shiv was very patient and knowledgeable. I am a complete novice, and the experience gave me a better understanding and appreciation for the fabrics we use everyday and the skill involved in making our favourite clothes. I would highly recommend taking an afternoon to learn a new skill and be surrounded by like minded individuals!" Lindsey Marr.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This price includes your materials, Siobhan's teaching skills, a glass of bubbly and endless amounts of tea and coffee for 1 person.

Weaving kits are available to buy at the weaving workshop, if you wish to keep weaving at home.

Want to review this course?

My wife and I spent a sweet afternoon with our hand looms at Shiv’s weaving workshop recently. We enjoyed therapeutic, chilled and productive process and we were really happy with our unique wall hangings that reflected our totally different styles. I’d definitely recommend this as an unusual and interesting weekend activity.

- - #23725

Amazing! Shiv was attentive, patient and knowledgeable! I was with a group of friends and in a short time we were all completely focused and excited practising our new skill.

The whole experience was so much fun but also massively therapeutic and a welcome break from every day life!

Shiv is extremely talented and it was brilliant to get a chance to see some of her environmentally conscious and ethical handmade products and to look around her studio.

It was lovely to enjoy a Prosecco with friends and have something at the end that I had made. Perfect afternoon.

- - #23249

Being terrible at knitting I wasn't sure I'd be able to exit Shiv's workshop with a finished piece... however Shiv was amazing at explaining each step and the looms she provided were excellent for keeping my weave consistent.
I was so absorbed in my weaving that the time seemed to melt away. The art is so mindful and something I will rebook with my friends to do again! Any excuse to weave - a birthday, hen do, or just as something creative to do at the weekend! Thank you for a fabulous afternoon Shiv!

- - #23240

Really friendly atmosphere. I found some parts of the weaving quite tricky, but there was a good balance of group teaching and one to one so we managed to get the hang of it! Great way to spend an afternoon.

- - #23233

Went with a couple of friends, and had such a lovely time!

Could have easily gone alone as all were so friendly. Was great to be guided through something creative and with my hands and then get to go home with what I had made. We got to choose our technique, colours and fabrics.

Shiv is a babe host, and clearly talented at what she does (she showed us her loom and how she makes all her beautiful fabrics) We had prosecco during, but others were happy with tea - highly recommended for an afternoon in Brighton!

- - #23231

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th December 2019
Saturday 18th January 2020
Saturday 15th February 2020
Saturday 14th March 2020
Friday 10th April 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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