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The Oxford Weaving Studio

The Oxford Weaving Studio is a new community-based weaving studio in the heart of Jericho, Oxford that celebrates the craft of weaving.

 

In our short time at Makespace Oxford we have grown to welcome a large number of visitors to our inspiring studio in Jericho, Oxford. In addition to hosting our popular Weaving Workshops from our studio, we now offer After School Workshops and Holiday Workshops for children, Studio Membership, a fortnightly Yarn Shop and Creative Weaving Sessions available to both adults and children one week a month!

Our studio is home to a variety of floor, table and frame looms available to hire or purchase, an extensive wall of weaving yarns and materials of different qualities, sizes and thicknesses, a stimulating display of handwoven textiles and an array of inspirational weaving books and magazines, creating the ultimate setting in which to master weaving.

Founded by textile designer, Cassandra Smith (www.cassandrasabo.co.uk), Cassandra fell in love with weaving while studying Textile Design at Central Saint Martins over 10 years ago. Using her previous engineering background and learning about warp and weft was just the beginning of her long and enduring love of fibre. She is passionate about exploring different craft techniques and working with new materials and processes to create beautiful handwoven textiles.

Today, Cassandra and her team at The Oxford Weaving Studio are dedicated to helping people of all ages and abilities experience this wonderful craft. They want to share their passion and knowledge of weaving and inspire others to create their own handwoven designs. 

At The Oxford Weaving Studio we are committed to:

  1. Creating and delivering fun and inspiring weaving workshops, taught by experienced weavers.
  2. Designing simple weaving looms, tools and kits with gorgeous yarns and easy-to-follow instructions.
  3. Providing affordable access to weaving equipment for Textile Design undergraduates, graduates and hobbyists to follow their passion for weaving.
  4. Creating a welcoming and inspiring studio space for members and visitors in which to appreciate the craft of weaving.

At The Oxford Weaving Studio we are committed to working with quality, sustainable materials whenever possible and we aim to reduce textile waste by using our waste yarns and fibres in the production of our textiles and handspun art yarns.