Our freestyle weaving class will get even the most inexperienced crafter making their own cloth within minutes of walking through our doors.
We will take you through the process of preparing your yarn and how to use various fibres and techniques to get you started and then our massive stash of over 400 yarns is yours to enjoy.
We use a simple two pedal floor loom that is perfect for children from the age of 6 and adults to engage with this traditional craft and learn to make something new and unique with your own two hands. Once you have the basics down, which I promise takes no more than ten minutes, you will be able to pick and choose your textures and colours at your own pace and taste.
Our looms are set with different coloured cotton warp which we change regularly. The warp is measured and by threaded by hand and are 180 – 200 threads wide. Which is about 45 – 60cm. We find that most people including the kiddos, come away with a piece of cloth easily big enough to make a cushion cover or a small placemat. But most of our customers like to hang their first piece on the wall.
The 5 hour Freestyle Weaving Workshop is a great option if you want to make a much longer piece of fabric. You’ll find that in this workshop you’ll really zone out and get to grips with the loom and your own unique weaving style.
We also have in the studio a six peddle loom. Let us know if you want to try this loom out to create simple twill and diagonal patterns in your weaving and we will try make that happen!
Once you are hooked on Freestyle Weaving on a floor loom, why not book into our Warp to Weft class, and we will guide you through how to crate your own warp, thread the loom and weave a truly unique scarf. Get weaving already!
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Freestyle Weaving FAQs
How many looms do you have?
We have 4 Looms. Three two peddle looms and a six peddle loom. This means there will never be more than four people weaving at any given time. Adults and children can weave alongside each other and everyone can zone out in this small setting.
I'm hooked! Can I stay longer?
Yes of course! If the loom is available you can stay as long as you like. We charge £12.50 per half hour.
What should I bring?
Your creativity! We provide everything you need for all of our Workshops. If you have a special yarn that you’d like to incorporate, bring it along.
Flat shoes, or slippers are a great footwear choice, and removing all of your massive diamond rings and gold bangles before you start will prevent you getting all tangled up!
What do I learn and make?
Your very own piece of cloth! By the end of this workshop you should have a great understanding of how woven cloth is made. How different yarns and fibres behave with each other and in your warp, hopefully a new appreciation of everything made by hand and a new hobby!
It is up to you what you do with your piece of cloth but it looks pretty rad in cushion form!
Where do you get your yarns from?
All over the place! We have made wonderful friends with some of the greatest Mills in England. We buy what is considered dead stock, recycled yarn and end of lines. This is great for the purse strings and the environment. We use lots of natural fibres, but all the sparkly ones are synthetic, but we just must have those!
We also have a range of wonderful textured yarns from Japan, and lots of yarns for those who choose not to use any animal products also.
Where do I go from here?
Just come back already! Now that have the understanding of the loom and its capabilities, why not book onto our Warp to Weft Workshop.