Beginners Weaving Workshop in Brighton, East Sussex

Beginners Weaving


Weaving Workshop

Weave your own wall hanging in a workshop at our Brighton-based studio.

Join founder Shiv in a 3-hour wall-hanging workshop, where she’ll take you behind the seams of our sustainable textiles. Then it’s over to you. 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.

All levels, abilities and children over the ages of 10 are welcome.

Why weave?

All yarn is rescued from British mills. With every warp and weft, you’ll be helping close the loop in the fast-fashion textiles industry.

Looms and tools are laser cut from environmentally friendly plywood in Brighton.

Making things by hand has been proven to decrease stress, relieve anxiety and improve mental health.

Feel the satisfaction of seeing your wall hanging hung up at home.

Can’t make it to a workshop in Brighton? Discover our at-home weaving kits. Or make the most of your kit and add on a yarn bundle.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

What you’ll get…

3-hour workshop guided by Siobhan, founder of Shiv Textiles.

All materials provided: yarn, loom and weaving tools.

The ticket price includes a complimentary drink & sweet treats.

A free download of my Weaving for Beginners e-book. A link will be emailed with your booking confirmation (expires after 30 days). Have a flick through and get inspired before the workshop.

Enjoy 20% discount on Shiv Textiles products during the workshop.


Siobhan Martin at Shiv Textiles


Hollingdean Road
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Qualification offered
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


3 hours (11:00am to 2:00pm)

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


Craft kit
John Bannister - - #33545

Great set to learn to weave with

Craft kit
Rhiannon Wiliams - - #33014

A great little kit to have a taster of weaving. Well written booklet and good variety of materials. I am really enjoying it.

Craft kit
Connie Bennett - - #32299

Hi Siv,
I received the Beginners Weaving Kit, since then I have been enjoying learning in the comfort of my own home. I made a few mistakes but learned how to correct it.
Very enjoyable, I am beginning to get confident as I learn.

Response from Shiv Textiles:

Hi Connie,
I'm so glad you received your weaving kit safe and sound.
There is lots of helpful videos on YouTube!
Sometimes mistakes can be happy addicted in creating textures and different surfaces. Keep weaving!

Kindest regards


Craft kit
Hilary - - #32161

This is a great little kit and I am impressed with the comprehensive instruction and information booklet that came with it. I have done lots of crafting, patchwork, quilting etc during lockdown but wanted to try something new that would keep me absorbed. This is perfect.

Craft kit
V MASTER - - #32095

Lovely little kit. I have really enjoyed learning this new craft and the kit provides everything you need. More help is also available on numerous videos on line so you can't get stuck and can progress and get tips for things to make! Good communication with Siobhan. Recommended if you want something relaxing to occupy yourself.

Craft kit
Andrew McNaughton - - #32057

Large loom - very impressed with the quality of this simple and practical loom. Siobhan's enthusiastic service has been kind and encouraging. Friends are already wanting to have a go so I hope that leads to more happy weavers.

Craft kit
Julia Carter - - #31949

Wonderful purchase! The presentation, instructions, and selection of materials are incredibly professional and inspiring.

Thoroughly recommended as a gift or project for yourself.

In-person course
Gerry - - #28330

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.

In-person course
Emma Miles - - #28279

I went along to the weaving course with my 11 year old daughter. We had a lovely afternoon making mini wall hangings in a very cool creative space.

In-person course
Sioux Watchorn - - #27516

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!

Response from Shiv Textiles:

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.

Kind regards


In-person course
Hannah - - #26570

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!

In-person course
Steven Haw - - #23725

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.

In-person course
Carmen Danahar - - #23249

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.

In-person course
Anna Kennedy - - #23240

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!

In-person course
Anna Forsythe - - #23231

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!

In-person course
Beth Fraser - - #23233

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.

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