Introduction to frame weaving



Saturday Workshops: 10-2.30pm Wednesday Workshops: 9.30-2pm

Enjoy a half day learning the ancient craft of weaving in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex.

This creative weaving workshop allows participants to gain a basic understanding of the principles of hand-weaving, whilst creating their own unique woven artwork or fabric.

Under Pamela’s guidance you will learn how to warp up a frame loom and to weave a variety of basic weave structures, such as plain weave and twill, as well as some decorative tapestry techniques including rya knots and soumak stitch. You will have access to a wide variety of yarns to enable you to experiment with texture and colour blending.

Small group of 5 people maximum, to allow for plenty of one-one tuition. Suitable for complete beginners and those relatively new to weaving.

Workshops take place on Saturdays 10-2.30pm or Wednesdays 9.30-2pm on a choice of scheduled dates. Alternatively, if you are a family or group of friends and have a specific date | time in mind this can be arranged at no additional cost.

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.

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?

4.5 hours of weaving demonstrations and guided | 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.

You will have the option to purchase your weaving loom kit and additional yarns at a special rate at the end of the workshop.

What you will need

All materials are provided, however I do strongly encourage you to bring any discarded old clothing / textiles which can be cut and woven into your piece or yarn oddments that would otherwise go to waste.

Bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village where you can have brunch prior to the workshop or dinner afterwards.


Pamela Print at Pamela Print Woven Textiles

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Studio 6, Rumsey Row

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
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  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


4½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Melanie - - #38098

I have had such a fantastic time undertaking Pamela’s introduction to frame weaving. As a complete novice I learnt so much in the workshop. Pamela is very patient and encouraging. I feel very lucky to be introduced to this wonderful craft from such an amazing weaver and designer. It was very inspiring and I will definitely be undertaking further workshops with Pamela!

Response from Pamela Print Woven Textiles:

Thank you so much Michelle for your review - it was a pleasure teaching you!
I am so pleased you found the workshop inspiring, and that you will be continuing on with your weaving journey.

Elaine - - #37591

Pamela was welcoming and gave clear instructions, a most enjoyable day. I hope to return for another course, when dates are arranged.

Response from Pamela Print Woven Textiles:

Thank you Elaine. It was a pleasure teaching yourself and Gillian. I look forward to seeing you again at the studio at some point in the future.

Davida Bailey - - #36684

We went as a group had a throughly enjoyable day, Pamela was very friendly and explained things well.
Only downside the studio is a little on the small size.

Kerry Ballard - - #35985

Pamela Print’s Frame weaving course has given me the most enjoyable and enlightening introduction to weaving I could have asked for. She uses her years of experience to tailor the course to the individual’s preferences. I have left the course enthused with confidence and ambitions to develop the weaving skills she has taught me - I’ll be back for more in the future as I progress.

Response from Pamela Print Woven Textiles:

Thank you for your review Kerry - it was such a pleasure teaching you and getting you started on your weaving journey! I hope to see you soon. Happy Weaving!

Tina Clark - - #34019

The weaving course with Pamela print was amazing. Will go again for another course at later date.

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