The London Loom crafts classes in London
The London Loom crafts classes in London

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The London Loom

23 reviews
23 reviews

The London Loom is an award winning weaving studio in Hackney in East London. Founded to create an open, creative space for people who love making things with their hands, we have proudly taught over 2000 people how to weave since opening our first studio in 2017.

At The London Loom we want to encourage people to indulge in creating for pure satisfaction and fun. We hold community workshops and smaller classes in our studio where we welcome adults and children of any ability and background.

Francesca has been teaching weaving and other textile crafts since 2015 and has taught weaving workshops for Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Scouts, Hackney Arc and the Royal Society of Sculptors and has appeared in (amongst others) Mollie Makes, Stylist, PomPom Quarterly, Time Out (on the front cover!) The Telegraph and is the author of Weave This (Hardie Grant 2018). The London Loom was also awarded Mollie Makes Best Craft Workshops of 2019.

We want to share the good that we feel from learning new skills and making beautiful, tactile things. Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for textile experiments.

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Reviews(23)View all reviews

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Tamara
27 Jul
The class was very good. The technique was easy to learn, and the environment inspirational. The teacher was good, but it would have been better if she had distributed her attention more evenly. She talked with the same few people all evening and, apart from going round once to ask how everyone was doing, she did not make any other connections. Except for this I would recommend the class.
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Kate
30 Sep
So much fun and lots of laughter, came home with a loveable inappropriate gift for the husband
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Sophie
30 Sep
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Hebe
20 Nov
Two hours is the perfect amount of time and my mum really loved the experience. Very relaxing and creative.

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Tamara
27 Jul
The class was very good. The technique was easy to learn, and the environment inspirational. The teacher was good, but it would have been better if she had distributed her attention more evenly. She talked with the same few people all evening and, apart from going round once to ask how everyone was doing, she did not make any other connections. Except for this I would recommend the class.
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Kate
30 Sep
So much fun and lots of laughter, came home with a loveable inappropriate gift for the husband
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Sophie
30 Sep
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Hebe
20 Nov
Two hours is the perfect amount of time and my mum really loved the experience. Very relaxing and creative.
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Emma
26 Mar
Had a lovely time with my friend visiting London. There was a mishap with timings but otherwise a great workshop!
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Laura-Anne
28 Jun
Really fun and relaxing. Nice to have 2 teachers on hand. Nice relaxed vibe, you can come and go as you please (I was on 5 hours) and the studios are nice with good cafe for lunch in the sun. Plan to return for 2 hour session to do some person Xmas presents. Only regret is wish I had been braver earlier on in my session rather than being so cautious.
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Anna
25 Jan
Class was fun, the teachers are entertaining and location is very pretty. The only problem is that there was not much theory involved with the Japanese embroidery. I was excited to go to the class and hoped the theory would be included, but there was not much history about the tradition or Japanese practice. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Teachers used prepared kits.
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Kirsty
26 Jul
Absolutely loved this workshop! It was my first Obby workshop and I will definitely be back. Brooke is a total character - fun, quirky, chatty, witty. Very helpful, too. I loved the Sashiko embroidery itself - very therapeutic and pretty simple. The venue itself is lovely - bright and airy and full of colour. I 100% recommend this workshop. I will be back. Thanks again! x
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Leina
21 May
Time flew in the workshop with Elizabeth Pawle; there was so much fun to be had. I’ve now completed my project and very happy with the results – thank you.
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Zoe
5 Jun
Excellent workshop, lots of lovely materials provided, and a super creative environment to craft in! Will definitely be back.
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Clodagh
20 Dec
Really friendly welcoming hosts, fun workshop, great location with a lot of choice of wool. Depending on how quick you are you can go home with several pairs of earrings, bag charms or pom pom decorations!
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Rebecca
3 Jan
Lots of fun! Hosts were great and really enjoyed what they do. Starting the evening with a shot definitely got the creativity flowing!
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Anna
14 Dec
Great atmosphere, funny teachers and beautiful venue. I enjoyed it immensely! I would go again, or grab a more advanced class.
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Leina
8 Mar
Francesca and Brooke of The London Loom offer a friendly, laid back atmosphere to learn a fun skill. I enjoyed my time a great deal embroidering my badge – thank you.
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Dawn
30 Sep
Fun night with the lovely ladies that run the London Loom. I will definitely be back for more classes
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Kathrin
20 Jul
That was an unusual but very fun workshop. I am pleased with my piece of art and the knowledge I gained. It was great to meet Francesca, learn a new skill and chat.
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Zoe
6 Jun
The class was super fun - Beth, who taught; was very knowledgeable and clear, and patient. Francesca and Brooke were also really helpful and encouraging and made us giggle a lot. I can't wait to go back!
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Janine
27 Aug
What an incredible workshop. I never thought I would be able to get my head around weaving, but this class did it. Thanks so much to the fab team at the London Loom and Obby for the great class! Will be booking again 🙌
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Daisy
29 Aug
I have always wanted to try my hand at weaving. I had a such a great time - much recommended!
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Tom
28 Aug
Thanks London Loom 😍 the weaving class!
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Minna
22 Mar
The course was fantastic! You got free hands to choose the yarns you wanted which was great and the selection of materials was good.
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Hannah
1 Aug
This is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of weaving! Francesca is delightful - a very good teacher. I was able to use anything in the store to create a piece to take home. Such a fun introduction to a beautiful art!
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Petra
28 Dec
So much fun! Francesca was hilarious, informative and has superb people skills - she can handle any ability or personality. A visit from Alan the dog was also a highlight at the end of the class. Highly recommended!!

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