Introduction to Table Loom Weaving Workshop

Submitted by The Oxford Weav... on October 24, 2023 - 10:57

Venue, Timing and Cost

Makespace Oxford - Oxford Weaving Studio
Thursday, 7 December 2023 to Friday, 8 December 2023
9:30 - 16:30

Learn to weave beautiful handwoven cloth by understanding how to plan a warp, dress a table loom and weave interesting patterns and textures!

Skill Level: Beginners

Learn hand-weaving using all the equipment, tools, materials and processes necessary to create hand-woven textiles in our popular Introduction to Table Loom Weaving workshop! This 2-day workshop offers a small group of just 8 students the rare opportunity to learn how to weave from an experienced weaver working in the field of contemporary weaving and be inspired to create some wonderful hand-woven samples of their own!

What will students learn?

On the first day of this beginner workshop students will learn and practice the fundamentals of hand-weaving by setting up a warp for a table loom. Under our guidance they will learn what it means to design and wind a warp, dress a loom, thread heddles, reed and tie on a warp. Students will be encouraged to support each other at each step of this process.

On day two of the workshop students will explore different materials and learn to create patterns, demonstrating how different combinations can effect the outcome of a woven sample. Students will then work at their loom, following basic patterns, developing their own and will weave their own fabric. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, explore different materials, troubleshoot and develop a beautiful, handwoven cloth that follows their own design aesthetic.

A short lunch break will be taken at a convenient time for participants on both days, with students bringing their own lunch or purchasing something from The Hayfield Deli across from the studio. Refreshments such as tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Students will also have access to our library of weaving books and our incredible selection of weaving yarns and fabric samples to use as inspiration. We will discuss different types of handwoven fabric and their uses and welcome students to bring in any resources they feel will help enhance their experience.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for beginners who have little or no experience with weaving or those who need a reminder of the basics of how to set up a table loom.

What’s included:
2 full days of tuition (9:30 - 16:30)
Dedicated access to a 4-shaft table-loom during the 2 day workshop OR *NEW* Bring your table own loom!
All yarns and materials
Weaving notes as per the session
Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits)
Guaranteed fun in a relaxed environment

Further Information

Contact Details: 

For additional information and to book the workshop visit -

Oxford Weaving Studio,
Makespace Oxford,
1 Aristotle Ln,

Crafts and Applied Arts