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.

This workshop is two hours long, you will take home your genetic chart, a yarn reference guide (so you can read your cloth code), a Dot One booklet explaining your results and your unique handwoven cloth.

Disclaimer:
These workshops are for leisure purposes only. There is nothing related to health or that can be of diagnostic use.

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2 hours - £65

Hate coriander? Are you a warrior or a worrier? Weave up your gene traits into a gorgeous wall hanging to display proudly about your mantlepiece next to your coat of arms.

£65 per weaver – 2 hours

29th September

24th November

4 spaces available at a time.

3 time slots available per day.

 

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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+

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
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
03
Aug

Dani Ives Painting with Wool

2.5 hours - £115

Dani Ives is an amazingly talented textiles artist, come along and she'll teach you how to turn your favourite image into a felted wonder.

Dani Ives workshop
Special one off visit
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
05
Sep

Songstress Stitching

2 hours - £30

Bead up Missy Elliott's cap, Seed stitch Madonna's hair or french knot the living daylights out of Cyndi Lauper's cheeks!

Graffiti your heart out
Free Booze Cup
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!

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