Learn the basics 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! It 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 every day 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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.
Siobhan Martin at Shiv Textiles
16-30 Hollingdean Road Brighton East Sussex BN2 4AA
I took my sister-in-law to the class as a birthday present for her. It was a great success and we really enjoyed the creative time we had. Siobhan is really welcoming and a very good teacher. There was lots of 1-2-1 time, Siobhan gave us tips and ideas with a large selection of beautiful yarns to use. A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Siobhan was very friendly and welcoming, even though we turned up late. She gave good instructions and, with a relatively small group, she was able to offer one to one support for those of us a little slow on the uptake. Not anything Siobhan could control but the other weavers were pretty miserable but our group of 4 had a whale of a time weaving and drinking (tea for some and prosecco for the others). I was really pleased with what I went away with and all in all had a fabulous time.
My only constructive criticism and advice for Siobhan would be the workshop gets very cold. We were fully wrapped up and still shivering so I would recommend some more heaters!
Thanks for your review and thanks for coming. I love sharing my love of textiles with others.
I don't think the other students on the course were miserable, they just didn't know each other. Weaving takes a lot of conscious, some students end up working in silents as they find it easier.
I'm so sorry you were cold, the heater was at the other end of the room. For my next workshop, I will make sure there is another heaters at the other end of the room.
Thanks again for your helpful feedback.
Thoroughly recommend! Was so lovely to do something different. Shiv was a great teacher, really patient and clear with her instructions. I went with friends and we all felt a great sense of achievement with our finished product. Some of us made wall hangings and others made coasters. Would definitely recommend if you fancy doing something creative. Thanks again Shiv!
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.
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!
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.
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!