Top 10 Best Weaving classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Want to become a weaving wizard? Whether you want to learn how to weave with a loom or by hand, learn new weaving techniques with an interactive workshop. Master new fabrics and materials from silk, yarn, wool, cotton, satin and ribbon. Beginner weaving workshops will help you create tapestry wall art or cosy rugs and baskets as well as many more home furnishings.

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5. Backstrap Weaving with Alex
Come sit down in the studio and learn the wonderful and super portable art of Backstrap Weaving with Alex! Alex will take you through her personal story with backstrap weaving, some history and also how the backstrap loom is structured and how it works – with some incredible samples to show you the complexities and endless options of weaving in this style. You will then learn how to set up your loom from scratch for tapestry weaving. We will start with attaching the warp strings from the back to front beam with the right tension, then we will attach the shed stick and heddles. You will also learn how the mechanics of the loom work with the movement of your body, basic stitching, weft interlocking and how to add the third beam to your weaving when your weaving becomes longer as your progress. Finishing techniques to remove your work from the loom will also be covered. With a small class size of just 6 people, you will receive copious amounts of hands on support and help x All materials and tools are provided for this workshop including… A backstrap loom – to use during the session (available to purchase after the class if you love this!) Access to our vast collection of yarn and fibre for weaving PDF emailed to all participants after the class No experience necessary. All interested textile enthusiasts welcome. Please note, for this workshop you will be sitting on the floor – bring something comfy to sit on! I’ll have the heating on x
Next available date:21st April 2024
9. Beginners Weaving
This is a four-week practical introduction to weaving aimed at complete beginners during which you will learn all the skills involved in making your own fabric. The course will also give a broad overview of weaving, its contemporary uses in art, fashion and interiors, and its historical traditions with examples from around the world. We will begin by defining weaving through looking at samples of woven fabrics. We’ll look at the basic structure of woven cloth and how it differs from other forms of textile. You will learn the essential language of weaving – the parts of the loom, the tools you will use and the technical vocabulary associated with producing your cloth. We will spend the first week of the course learning how to make a warp and prepare the loom, and then we will create fabric samples. Through these samples you will learn how to create different types of fabric and pattern and how colour, yarn choice and weave structure play their part. You’ll learn how to make records of your choices along the way so that you can recreate a successful design. Later in the course, we’ll look at the basics of fabric design and considerations for planning your own weaving project. Handouts will be provided throughout to back up your learning. By the end of the course, you will: understand what a loom is and how it works be able to make a warp and put it onto the loom ready for weaving weave your own fabric have an understanding of the most important weave structures and have woven samples for your records understand how yarn choice, structure and colour affect the kind of cloth you make be able to assess what makes a successful fabric and design completely love weaving and want to continue making your own woven fabric!

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