Deoxyribonucleic acid is one of the only science words I remember from GCSE chemistry – that and potassium permanganate (because it was purple). I used to like saying it over and over again “Deoxyribonucleic acid” “Deoxyribonucleic acid” (thank Barbra for copy and paste, I can say it but I can’t be bothered to type it 3 times). Working in craft, I never thought I’d get much use of my favourite science words but here I am, running a weaving studio and typing all about it. Oh DNA! There’s room for you in the studio, after all – you’re the very thing that makes us make!

We’ve partnered up with the brilliant brains of Iona at Dot One to bring you a day of weaving your genes into a handwoven cloth to hang proudly by your family portraits. Dot One treats your genetic code like a family tartan, by using the four building blocks of your DNA as colour ways, you’ll create a piece of woven cloth to represent your unique code. Without needing to take an actual DNA test we will be predicting part of your genetic code based on your physical and behavioural traits. Focusing on 20 different genetic traits, each person’s cloth will look as unique as they do!

This is a wonderful workshop to do with children and family members to compare and contrast – a lot of “remember that time Mum made that coriander pie, gross!”, “Oh actually sis, I really liked it!” That kind of thing.

Iona is a designer with the internal organs (and genetic code) of a science geek; spending the last 3 years working in the world of genetics and building her startup, Dot One.

Listed as one of the most influential Londoners in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Science and Technology sector, she’s passionate about using design to educate people about their most personal data…their DNA.

We put aside three hours for this workshop but you might complete it in two (it’s probably genetic). You will take home your genetic chart and a yarn reference guide (so you can read your cloth code).

 

 

What length will be my finished piece?

Good question. You will make just under two mts of warp, which is approximately 100 threads. This will create a piece of around 25cms in width and 1.5 mts in length.

8 hours is a long time no?

Well yeah! But you are most welcome to take a break in the lovely cafe or park next door.

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3 hours - £65

This workshop is available from Wednesday – Saturday. We book you in for three hours so you can take your time but you may be finished in two.

Please include the date you’d like to arrange your Weave Your Genes session in the enquiry form, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a booking for you.

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Workshops

Freestyle Weaving

2 Hours – £50
5 Hours – £105
Children (2 hours) - £40

Learn to weave on a simple two pedal floor loom. This style of weaving really allows you to zone out and create unique fabric with our huge selection of beautiful yarns.

Mindful and fun
ages 6+

Dye your own yarn with The Wool Kitchen

4 hours - £80
New dates added!

Every dreamt of dying your own yarn? Haven't we all? We have The Wool Kitchen in for THE BEST yarn dying workshop...ever.

Dye two skeins of yarn to take home
Genius tuition by The Wool Kitchen

Tapestry Weaving

2 Hours - £65

Learn how to set up and weave on a frame loom. Learn essential tapestry stitches so you can experiment with texture, colour shape and form.

One sweet workshop every month
Equipment is yours to take home

Warp to weft

8 hours - £200

So we got you hooked on weaving and now you want to make something even more unique? Thought so. Let's do this!

8 hours to Make a scarf
Pick a day that suits you

Children’s Weaving

2 hours - £40

Children love using our floor looms and we don't blame them, it's as good for them as it is fun. Why don't you join them?

Mindful and fun
Children from 6 years
17
Jan

Fibre Sculpture at Royal Society of Sculptors

2.5 hours - £32.50

These are no ordinary tassels! Learn to make beautiful sculptural fibre art in the most beautiful setting in South Kensington.

We're heading to South Kensington
Tassels galore!

Tapestry Club

2.5 Hours - £15

You got the kit, now you just want to weave with us!

3rd Wednesday each month
Or flick us an email and drop in!

Spin This! Learn to spin your own yarn

2.5 hours - £55

Want to learn to spin your own yarn? Well come on then!

Learn to spin and ply your own yarn!
Mindful and colourful
12
Feb

Embroider your Member

2 hours - £25

The perfect crass craft to make your Valentines Day extra...genital.

Bring your loved one
Free Booze Cup
05
Mar

Inspirational Women Badges

2 Hours - £25

Nothing like a 3D badge of a woman who inspires you to adorn your coat or cardi.

Celebrate the woman in our world!
Free Booze Cup
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