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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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+

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
23
Sep

Dye your own yarn with The Wool Kitchen

4 hours - £80
Take home 200g of hand dyed yarn!

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
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!

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