In this new, 2-day workshop, discover your weaving style by exploring new techniques, patterns and skills on a 4-Shaft Table Loom!
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
What will I learn?
Students may have previously taken our Introduction to Table Loom Weaving workshop or have been learning to weave independently and are looking for the next stage in their weaving development!
In this workshop students will be furthering their skills and knowledge of hand-weaving on a 4 Shaft Table Loom. Working across the tapestry and hand-weaving spectrums, students will experiment with a number of new techniques to enhance their skill set and expand their knowledge so they are able to add their own creative flair to their future handwoven projects.
Working in a steady-paced environment, students will be weaving one long, handwoven sample to practice the techniques, taking notes and experimenting to generate as many resources to refer back to once they have left the studio.
Over the course of the 2 days, students will learn practical weaving skills:
- Learn how to set up an extra warp with or without an extra beam
- Practice the Cramming & Spacing technique
- Understand the difference between tapestry weaving and hand-weaving
- How to create shapes using different linking methods
- Discover new hand-weaving techniques using Pick Up sticks
- Practice following more complex patterns
- Learn finishing techniques for different project types
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop would suit those who have previously taken our Introduction to Table Loom Weaving workshop or who have some prior experience of weaving on a table loom, but would like to develop new skills to enhance and develop their weaving practice. After completing this workshop students will have many new ideas to explore and develop their own work.
Participants in this workshop will find it fun, yet challenging, working to create one long, varied sample over the course of the 2 days. Typical class sizes hold a maximum of 8 students so there will be plenty of individual attention.
Day 1: Warp Techniques, Reed Techniques, Tapestry Techniques
Day 2: Working with Pick Up Sticks, Creating Complex Patterns, Finishing Techniques
Looms & Equipment
Students have the option to use one of our table looms in the studio or to bring their own. In the studio we have 4 looms available with a different number of shafts, however for this workshop we will only be using 4-shafts. If using one of our table looms, we will try and match the height of the weaver with the correct loom for maximum comfort.
We also have space for 4 students to bring their own table loom to weave this project. If selecting this option, we will confirm that the loom is suitable for this workshop in advance to ensure that everyone will be able to follow at the same pace. If you would like to enquire about this option, please contact us.
Warp Set Up:
Students booking one of our looms will have the warp already set up for them, unless they wish to carry out this stage too. If so, they can book onto our new, 1-Day Table Loom Set Up workshop to give those who need practice with this stage of the weaving process the opportunity. More information and dates for this workshop can be found here.
Students bringing their own loom will also need to have the warp set up in advance. If a student has never warped their loom, then we suggest that they join our Intro to Table Loom Weaving workshop to learn how to set up a loom.
If the student has had experience but needs a refresher, they too can book onto our 1-Day Table Loom Set Up workshop.
If the student would like to set up their loom at home, then we will provide the technical notes in advance of the workshop for this purpose, along with the warp yarn needed.
All workshops are held in beautiful Oxford, where our studio backs onto the Oxford Canal and is a stones throw from central Oxford, train & bus stations and on the edge of the thriving Jericho community.
The workshop itself will be held in our studio or the gallery space of the Makespace Oxford building (space permitting).
For those wishing to stay overnight in Oxford and experience what the great city has to offer, we can offer some advice on where to stay and what to do. Get in touch! =)
INTENSIVE: Thursday & Friday, March 21st & 22nd, 2024
- 2 full days of tuition (9:30 - 4:30)
- Access to a dedicated 4-Shaft Table Loom for the duration of the workshop (Studio Loom only) OR Bring your OWN LOOM
- All yarns and materials (£50 value)
- Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits)
What's Not Included:
- Lunch (we request that you bring a lunch on the day or purchase something from The Hayfield Deli across from the studio)