What you will do
Two session course
This weekend-long beginners’ course is designed to give students a feel for what can be achieved using a multi-shaft loom, and leave afterwards with enough knowledge to start weaving on your own.
Taught in small groups of up to three people, and using four and eight shaft table looms, students will have an opportunity to weave on a number of pieces of equipment, each one set up differently, so that a wide variety of patterns and techniques can be explored.
As well as sampling, students will also learn about weaving notation, how to make a warp, and how to set up a loom ready for weaving.
This is a full weekend class (Saturday and Sunday 10 - 5 with an hour's break for lunch)
Select a class time
Sun 16 Feb, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 15 Mar, 10:00am - 5:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Alan Oliver Handwoven Rugs & Textiles
Alan is a weaver, specialising in the production of hand-dyed and hand-woven rugs, all made in my Central London Studio.
Alan's work has been featured in Elle Decoration and the London Evening Standard, and he has pieces displayed at major UK galleries, including the Barbican and the Ruthin Craft Centre.
When Alan is not weaving rugs, he spends his time teaching. The classes he teaches vary from taster and beginners' classes - for people with little or no experience, to lessons in rug weaving for students who already have a basic understanding of weaving.
All of Alan's classes are taught at his studio, close to Waterloo station.
Tea, coffee, pastries and biscuits will be provided, and there are shops nearby where you can buy something for lunch. The studio is located on old railway sidings that lead into Waterloo station and access is via a long set of stairs and, unfortunately, there is no step free disabled access to the site.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.