What you will do
2.5 hour workshop
Tapestry is a form of textile art using a frame loom and needle to create intricate pictures and designs.
In this group workshop you will learn anatomy of the tapestry loom and about essential weaving equipment.
You will dress the loom with cotton warp so it is set for weaving and learn about the different fibres available for you to use to make a really amazing piece of art for your wall.
You will learn tabby weave, (plain weave), the easiest way to make tassels, (rya knots) and a few more simple stitches like sumac (the pretty plait) to help give your woven art attitude and texture.
This workshop includes a frame loom 30cm x 21cm for you to take home, designed by Herbert, and made by Brooke, a tapestry comb, needle and you will receive instructions sent to your inbox #savetheplanet, so you can continue your weaving when you get home.
There is a rainbow of yarn of all different fibres and weights for you to experiment with.
Our yarn wall holds over 300 yarns, then there is roving and scraps and goodness knows what else you can find in the studio to play around with.
We have lots of hot tips to share with you! Techniques and tricks to keep your edges neat and prevent them from bowing in, how to avoid weaving in the tails, changing colours and cutting shapes.
You will no doubt love this textile craft!
Select a class time
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!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Make Town
Make Town is a textiles & craft studio of sorts. Accessible to adults, children, men and whanau to enjoy together side by side. A local hive of buzzing creativity, focused on inspiring and guiding you through your personal journey of making whatever that happens to be.
Make Town have lots of events and workshops up our sleeves. We have amazing guest tutors and experienced makers wanting to share their passion for making across all textile based disciplines. Discover and learn something new with us, alongside tutors who are patient, encouraging and kind. Who have time to listen and watch your techniques as you work. Gentle advice, top tips and know how, so you continue your making adventure.
Book a workshop that floats your boat, pop in and brush up on a skill you once knew or purchase some sweet products and equipment from the haberdashery in store and online. Whether you are an absolute craft newbie or a seasoned sewing pro, Make Town has got ya x
Brooke Dennis has recently departed from The London Loom, which she co-ran for the the past 2 years to establish this new and exciting craft venture. Brooke has experience in many disciplines of craft, specialising in garment construction, weaving and individual teaching practices, especially with children. She is sofa king excited for this next chapter in her carer and can't wait to meet you.
Everything in this workshop is provided, and you are welcome to bring along snacks, drinks and a tote bag to carry your items home. Make Town sits on the corner of Morning Lane and Chatham Place, across the road from the Nike Factory store. We do not have any on site parking. 10 minute walk from Hackney Central Overground Station.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.