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 sell like hot cakes, so we get along to one today!

If you already have a loom, then you should join us for Tapestry Club.

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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+

Weave Your Genes with Dot One

2 hours - £65

What can your genes tell you about yourself? Learn about what makes you tick and weave your gene traits into a gorgeous woven wall hanging.

Science AND craft!
Family fun

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

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

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!

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
06
Nov

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!

Make a pair or two!
Free Booze Cup
05
Dec

The London Loom Winter Party

3 hours - £5

Holy Dreidels! It's December! We thought we'd host a very special crafters night full of doughnuts, mulled wine and...you!

The best party this side of winter solstice
Bring your WIP

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
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!
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

Private Parties

Prices start from £30

Get our whole studio entirely to yourselves!

Tons of options
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