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Introduction to Weaving on a frame loom in London (venue tbc)

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £110

Run by: Mary Maddocks
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12 Springrice Road
Greater London
SE13 6HR

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About the Course

My 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, soumak 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. Please note that the class will be held at a venue in central London tbc (and no longer at my home in SE13). I will contact you in plenty of time to advise you of the address so that you can plan your journey.

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

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment will be provided. You will receive your own handmade loom, weaving tools and weaving guide to take home with you to continue your weaving journey.

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.

Tea, coffee and plenty of cake will be provided throughout the afternoon! Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

Want to review this course?

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.

- - #18495

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.

- - #18445

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

- - #17305

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.

- - #15600

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!

- - #15577

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 23rd March 2019
Saturday 20th April 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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