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.
Our inspiring studio space 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 at Central Saint Martins over 10 years ago. Learning about warp and weft was just the beginning of her long and enduring love of fibre and for the techniques, materials and processes needed to create beautiful handwoven textiles.
Today, Cassandra and our team are dedicated to helping people of all ages and abilities experience this wonderful craft. We want to share their passion for weaving by bringing their knowledge and experience to others.
Our mission is to:
- Create and deliver fun and inspiring weaving workshops, taught by experienced weavers.
- Design simple weaving looms, tools and kits with gorgeous yarns and easy-to-follow instructions.
- Provide affordable access to weaving equipment for Textile Design undergraduates, graduates and hobbyists to follow their passion for weaving.
- Create a welcoming and inspiring studio space for members and visitors alike!
At The Oxford Weaving Studio we are also 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.