There’s a lot that’s good about making things with your hands. Our freestyle weaving workshops are all about being creative, having fun and getting satisfaction from making something that is substantial and unique.
Our weaving workshops are especially rewarding for children; they get to use the same equipment as adults as well as getting to go through our stash of over 400 yarns. They will come home feeling proud, toting their very own handmade cloth.
Not only are our workshops fun and rewarding creatively, they’re good for your little ones too. Using your hands and feet and concentrating all at the same time is really good for your hand-eye coordination. Making crafts with your hands is widely used by Occupational Therapists to combat depression and anxiety; this is a mindful and creative experience that will make you feel good. Our floor looms are real textiles machinery that aren’t available for children or beginners to use anywhere else in London, it’s a wonderful gift to any young creatives. We can book four children on the loom at a time which makes this workshop a wonderful activity for small birthday groups.
Our floor looms are available to book simultaneously with our 2 hour adults freestyle weaving workshops or on their own – just select children’s freestyle weaving from the drop-down menu and add the same start times to your cart. It’s a really lovely activity to do at the same time as a parent or friend. It is often easier for children under 8 to have a bit more assistance from their guardian so please be aware of that when you book your lesson.
We consider children at our studio between the ages of 6 and 12. It’s really important to us that our looms are widely available but it is just that little bit too fiddly for children under the age of 6.
Book on our Freestyle Weaving page now.
How old must my child be?
We class children in the studio as 12 and under. After that Mazel Tov! You’re an adult and your weaving hands are adult standard. The youngest we take in the studio is 6 years old, we’d love to have younger ones but the looms are far too big and fiddly for them. If you bring a child younger than 6 we won’t offer a refund or allow them to participate in the workshop.
All weavings under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the studio
Will my child be able to do this?
This is a relatively simple craft, but we all have different abilities and interests. So far we haven’t met a child who doesn’t love our looms, but some little ones need a little more attention when getting to grips with a new craft – if you think that might be true for your child, please be aware that there will be up to 4 weavers in the studio at the same time and so you will be responsible for helping guide your child alongside the teacher (this is specifically for the younger weavers).
Our looms are expensive pieces of equipment and so it’s really important to us that these are respected, any disrespectful crafter – regardless of age – will have their class cut short if they aren’t listening to instructions and respecting the studio.
Can I book a class alongside my child?
We love having adults and kids on the loom at the same time, in fact it’s one of the great things about our freestyle weaving workshops that a parent and child can sit side by side and create at the same time. We do ask that you assist your child if they are having a lot of difficulty on the loom, especially if the workshop is full.
You can just select the children’s weaving and 2 hour weaving at the same start time from our scroll down menu on our booking page –
Do you do children's parties
We do indeedy! We have four floor looms in the studio which can be booked out at the same time and we can even put up a table for drinks and snacks! Follow the link to our private parties page and let us know what you’d like.
Can children weave for longer than 2 hours?
We’ve found that 2 hours is quite long enough for most children and we promise, in that time they’ll come home with a decent sized cloth that your child will be very proud of. If at the end of the 2 hour booking your child would like to weave for longer, we charge £12 per extra half hour, subject to availability.