The London Loom is the home of freestyle weaving in London. Why? Because we’re ace – just ask our customers, last week someone hugged us on her way out and said “That was my dream night”, thanks Sally, you’re our dream too.

Our studio is pretty magnificent, we have over 400 yarns for you to play with, there are loads of natural fibres to choose from but also a heck ton of neon eyelash yarns and pom pom yarns from Japan to experiment with.

In this Beginners Tapestry Workshop we will cover all the basics you need to get you started on your weaving journey. You will learn how to dress your loom with a suitable warp, how to weave your first rows of plain weave with our special ‘no weaving in the ends’ technique, how to tabby weave in various ways to create shapes and curves, the beautiful soumac stitch and the rya knot (the tassel fringe).

We don’t expect you to finish your piece in the class because this is a slow and meditative craft, so we make sure you have everything you need to carry on weaving at home.

This is a two hour workshop and is perfect for beginners. You will be provided with a loom 9″ x 12″crafted by a local joiner especially for The London Loom, warp thread, needle, tapestry comb and instructional booklet, which you will be able to take away with you, so you can practice your new hobby at home.

Once you have been to our Beginners Tapestry Workshop, you are welcome to come along to our Tapestry Club . In this class, we can show you in a more intimate setting, more stitches like loopy or interlocking and give you some top tips to get your selvedges neat and straight and how to finish and remove your tapestry from the loom and attach it to a stick.

 

Tapestry Weaving FAQs

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.

And beers. Bring some beers.

 

What if I'm late?

Rats. This is a group class so we have probably started without you. You are more than welcome to join the rest of the session nd we will catch you up.

How big is the class?

Not too big. We can seat up to 12 people.

What do I get to keep?

The best bits! Your 9″x 12″ loom made by Herbert with your piece you are working on, a plastic needle, your tapestry comb and a small instructional booklet. We sell roving and small mixed bags of yarn balls and of course our book Weave This if you want to purchase any or all of these at the end of the class.

Where do I go from here?

Just come back already!  We run a couple of Tapestry Clubs  each month. In this chill class, we can show you more stitches like loopy or interlocking and give you some top tips to get your selvedges neat and straight, how to finish and remove your tapestry from the loom and attach it to a stick.

And then lets get you started on a new one!

Book now

2 Hours - £65

Our Tapestry classes have been selling like hot cakes! So we now have a Tapestry Workshop and a Tapestry Club twice a month!

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Workshops

Freestyle Weaving

2 Hours – £45
5 Hours – £100
Children (2 hours) - £35

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+
03
Jul

Perspex, Pompom and Tassel Earrings

2 hours - £25

Don’t have pierced ears? We’ll sort you out…with a piercing gun. Only kidding you can use clips ons instead, or make a keyring!

3rd July
Super cool furry jewellery
25
Jul

Sashiko Stitching

2 hours - £25

Like join the dot but with a yarn and thread - perfect for those of you who've got a serious case of the tidy's

Mindful
Perfect for beginners
02
Aug

Boobie Badges

2 hours - £25

It's World Breastfeeding week - whether you've ever suckled on a nipple, been suckled on or just love tits, come and stitch a badge of your fave mammaries.

Celebrate World Breastfeeding week!
Glorious mammary fun
22
Aug

Ladies Ultimate Pleasure Night

2.5 hours - £30

Membroidery? You got it. Talk about women's pleasure? Uh huh. This night is going to get you going, in more ways than one.

Embroider your vulva
Talk on women's pleasure by Ruby Stevenson
18
Sep

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
23
Sep

Dye your own yarn with The Wool Kitchen

4 hours - £80

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

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 - £35

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

Tapestry Club

2.5 Hours - £15

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

Once a month
Morning and Evening classes

Private Parties

Prices start from £30

Get our whole studio entirely to yourselves!

Tons of options
Party hardy
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