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In-person classIntroduction to Multi-Shaft Weaving
5(4 reviews)
A fun weaving class for beginners where you will make samples and learn the skills needed to continue on your own.

Waterloo

£250 pp

Two session course

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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…

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Latest Reviews
5(4 reviews)
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Emilie Butler - September 9th
Fantastic 2 day weaving workshop. This is the perfect course if you want to get into weaving or just have a go. Alan is a great teacher, he explains everything very well and has plenty of handouts to make notes as well as being very patient. I had done a weaving workshop before but found it very complicated. Alan’s course really helped explain it to me and at the end of the course I felt very confident to be able to get my own loom and start weaving at home. A small class of three is the perfect size to have one on one tuition as well as being able to share the experience. You will get to try 4 and 8 shaft looms and experiment with different patterns and techniques as well as learning how to warp a loom. Alan also provided a great list of reading material and information on were to buy yarn, types of yarn and even advice on buying a loom. The workshop is also in a great location, right near Waterloo. I highly recommend the course as it was also great to see Alan’s beautiful rugs and see him weaving his own work too!
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Teresa Brown - September 1st
went on the 2 day course with 2 others. There were 2 different sorts of table loom, very different warps and a wide variety of yarns which led to surprisingly different results from our very first attempts onwards. Alan's teaching was clear and engaging, and he provided detailed written information on methods and techniques to back up what we practised. We also were shown how to make a warp on a warping board and had a small go at getting a warp onto a loom. Entertaining and inspiring!
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Lami Buckley - August 28th
We learnt how to use 4/8 shaft table loom, read and follow draft patterns, warp the loom and lots more. Alan was a brilliant teacher. He provided the perfect balance of information/technical stuff with lots of fun, freestyle weaving. He encouraged everyone to experiment and do their own thing. He is very friendly and approachable and the atmosphere in the class was always focused but relaxed. The small class size was great as it gave each of us plenty of time to practice on the different looms and we had lots of individual attention if needed. I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot in the relatively short time. After the course I was able to warp my loom myself and begin weaving at home!
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher
Teacher

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…

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Class Location
Make Space Studios
Waterloo
Newnham Terrace
SE1 7DR
London
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Emilie Butler - September 9th
Fantastic 2 day weaving workshop. This is the perfect course if you want to get into weaving or just have a go. Alan is a great teacher, he explains everything very well and has plenty of handouts to make notes as well as being very patient. I had done a weaving workshop before but found it very complicated. Alan’s course really helped explain it to me and at the end of the course I felt very confident to be able to get my own loom and start weaving at home. A small class of three is the perfect size to have one on one tuition as well as being able to share the experience. You will get to try 4 and 8 shaft looms and experiment with different patterns and techniques as well as learning how to warp a loom. Alan also provided a great list of reading material and information on were to buy yarn, types of yarn and even advice on buying a loom. The workshop is also in a great location, right near Waterloo. I highly recommend the course as it was also great to see Alan’s beautiful rugs and see him weaving his own work too!
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Teresa Brown - September 1st
went on the 2 day course with 2 others. There were 2 different sorts of table loom, very different warps and a wide variety of yarns which led to surprisingly different results from our very first attempts onwards. Alan's teaching was clear and engaging, and he provided detailed written information on methods and techniques to back up what we practised. We also were shown how to make a warp on a warping board and had a small go at getting a warp onto a loom. Entertaining and inspiring!
review
Lami Buckley - August 28th
We learnt how to use 4/8 shaft table loom, read and follow draft patterns, warp the loom and lots more. Alan was a brilliant teacher. He provided the perfect balance of information/technical stuff with lots of fun, freestyle weaving. He encouraged everyone to experiment and do their own thing. He is very friendly and approachable and the atmosphere in the class was always focused but relaxed. The small class size was great as it gave each of us plenty of time to practice on the different looms and we had lots of individual attention if needed. I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot in the relatively short time. After the course I was able to warp my loom myself and begin weaving at home!
review
Lami Buckley - August 28th
We learnt how to use 4/8 shaft table loom, read and follow draft patterns, warp the loom and lots more. Alan was a brilliant teacher. He provided the perfect balance of information/technical stuff with lots of fun, freestyle weaving. He encouraged everyone to experiment and do their own thing. He is very friendly and approachable and the atmosphere in the class was always focused but relaxed. The small class size was great as it gave each of us plenty of time to practice on the different looms and we had lots of individual attention if needed. I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot in the relatively short time. After the course I was able to warp my loom myself and begin weaving at home!