Weave 101: Get hooked on weaving!
Weave 101: Get hooked on weaving!
Weaving is an exciting and versatile craft, but it can be difficult to know how to get started. In this 4 hour workshop with weaver Emma Wood, you can take the first steps towards building up your knowledge and confidence as a weaver.
Over the course of the workshop, you'll have the chance to design and weave your own fabric samples on an 8-shaft loom, whilst also understanding the principles of shaft weaving. The workshop takes place in Emma's studio, where you can select from a broad range of yarns that you can play and experiment with as you become more familiar with how weaving works. Emma will introduce you to the basic motions of weaving, help you understand how the different structures work, and explain how different warp threadings can impact your designs.
You'll also have the chance to try designing your own weave structures, and create your own cloth sample to take home with you.
- Your own loom for the duration of the workshop, pre-threaded and ready to weave
- All yarns and weaving materials
- Instruction sheets and a glossary of weaving terminology
- Beginners catalogue of weave structures
- Tea, coffee, water and light snacks
What will I learn?
- The basic principles of weaving
- How a loom works
- How to weave on an 8-shaft loom (straight or pointed draft)
What will I make?
- Small samples that can be cut off the loom and taken home
- The option to weave a longer piece that can be made up into a small cushion (extra cost applies)
Emma is a British-American weaver who has been based in Berlin for the last seven years. She has a BA in Woven Textile Design, along with an MA in Weaving from the Royal College of Art in London. She has worked across the textile industry in commercial design, performance materials, research, restoration and textile engineering. Emma has her own label of woven interiors accessories and also works on independent projects, most of which are run from her studio in Wedding, filled with six looms and an unholy amount of yarn.
Emma is a weave-geek through and through, and loves being able to spread her passion for her craft through her
FAQsAre there other workshop dates available?
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What is the workshop in?
The workshop takes place in English.Is there an age limit for the workshops?
The minimum age to participate is 14, however, is between 14-17 years old. This legal guardian also needs a valid ticket for the workshop.How do I get to the workshop?
The nearest subway station is Reinickendorfer Straße (U6). The nearest S-Bahn stations are Wedding (S42 & S46) and Humboldthain (S1 & S2). Nearby buses are the M27, 120 and 247.
What should I bring to the workshop?
All weaving materials will be provided, but if you have any yarns or materials you would like to try out, feel free to bring them with you! This can be anything from thin embroidery yarn to chunky knit yarns, or even unconventional materials like metal wires. This workshop is all about play and experimentation!
If you have special dietary requirements, you may want to bring your own snacks.
I already know how to weave, is this workshop suitable for me?
This workshop is never woven before. If you have any experience in weaving, this workshop is perfect for you as well! If you have more experience with weaving on a shaft, then visit our
Do I need to bring my printed ticket with me?
Please bring either your printed ticket or your confirmation on your phone.
I booked a ticket but can't make the workshop, can I transfer my ticket or get a refund?
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