Introduction to weaving on a frame loom at Bristol Textile Quarter




This evening workshop will provide you with everything you need to know to create a beautiful nature inspired woven wall hanging on a frame loom. You will gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as rya, looping and pattern making, and you will have a chance to experiment with a wide range of vintage and natural yarns to create texture and colour.

I will guide you in using elements and scenes from the natural world to inspire your wall hanging. By the end of the class you will not only have picked up the techniques and styles needed to create a wall hanging, but will also be on your way to finding your own unique weaving voice.

The class will be limited to a small number to ensure plenty of time to get to know each other and to allow lots of one to one teaching.

The class is designed for both beginner weavers and also those wishing to develop their weaving style and meet other weaving enthusiasts.


The workshop will take place at the Bristol Textile Quarter, 1A Barton Road, St Phillips, BS2 0LF

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?

All materials and equipment will be provided. By the end of the class, you will have produced a small woven wall hanging and will have the opportunity to purchase a weaving kit to continue weaving at home.

I will provide plenty of inspirational material to help you design your weave but if you have a particular scene or landscape you would like to capture, please bring along a picture.


Mary Maddocks at Mary Maddocks

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Bristol Textile Quarter
1A Barton Road, St Philips

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 hours (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

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Helen - - #21114

A very relaxed session learning the basics of loom weaving with inspiring yarns, individual tuition, advice and guidance.

Ailsa Wakley - - #18495

I really enjoyed the afternoon, despite feeling terrible with a cold. We were made really welcome with drinks and lovely cakes and I learnt a lot of skills within the 3 hours - enough that I have successfully completed the piece I started and inspired my two boys (8 and 10) who are now well on their way to completing their first pieces. I'm now well into my second piece of work and have been purchasing lots of wool to make more textured work.

Andrea Haddad - - #18445

I enjoyed the afternoon and I have managed to finish my weaving at home. I haven’t tried to take it off my loom yet though!!
The atmosphere was friendly and I thought there was the right number of participants. Altogether, I would recommend the course to others.

Alison morgan - - #17305

This was a really lovely course for beginners. Mary is delightful, answers every question and made everything easy to understand . All the necessary equipment was supplied , which we came away with . Tea and coffee were along with delicious home made cakes provided. This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon

Claire Maycock - - #15600

Honestly one of the best craft courses I have ever attended! Mary is a lovely teacher (and also an excellent baker). The materials and instructions were first-class, the tuition patient and helpful and I left feeling relaxed, uplifted and inspired - a winning combination. The fact that students are also given a loom and a detailed manual means I have been able to carry on weaving at home and am rapidly falling in love with this soothing and tactile artform. Thank you Mary, a wonderful and highly recommended experience.

Victoria Avery - - #15577

I feel so excited after attending Mary's course and have been non-stop weaving and eagerly drawing new ideas! The course was fantastic; tuition was clear and easy to follow, the structure was just right. My mum, aunt and I all attended the course and we all really enjoyed it, we each came away with unique weavings and an understanding of how to develop our newly-acquired skills! Mary is a patient and friendly teacher, no question we asked was too silly. The fact we also came away with our own loom, weaving accessories and amazing weaving guide (...and a tummy full of cake!) makes this course incredible value too. Thank you, I would not hesitate to recommend this course!

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