Passementerie Masterclass



Join passementerie artist Elizabeth Ashdown for an exclusive and unique passementerie weaving workshop. Held at The Experimental Weave Lab studio located at St.Olave’s hall in the City of London, you will learn how to create your own exciting and diverse passementerie samples using frame looms. One of the rarest and most special of all textile crafts, passementerie is the art of creating decorative ribbons, trimmings, braids, cords and fringes. Whether you're interested in interior design, accessories, fashion design, or fine art, this workshop will teach you the introductory passementerie weaving skills you need to create your own fabulous hand woven designs bursting with colour, texture and pattern. You will create 2 different hand woven contemporary passementerie designs, each design exploring a different hand technique. For this workshop, you will be learning how to create passementerie on a frame loom. You will also learn how to hand spin your own cords to use within your weaving. At the end of the workshop, you will also come away with a learner pack including instructions & resources for creating further designs. No prior experience of weaving or of passementerie is required.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the masterclass. Learners do not need to bring anything with them, except lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.


6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Elizabeth Ashdown

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Working with the rare and endangered heritage craft of Passementerie, Elizabeth is one of the last remaining hand passementerie artists working in the UK today. A specialist in passementerie weaving, Elizabeth creates contemporary hand woven artworks that dazzle with colour and pattern. Elizabeth creates work to commission for a wide variety of clients. As well as working in her studio, Elizabeth has now been teaching weaving for over 8 years. She runs specialist passementerie masterclasses from her studio in London.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
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The Experimental Weave Lab, St Olave Parish Hall, Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7LQ