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 a Studio Membership, a fortnightly Yarn Shop and new monthly Open Access 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 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 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:
- Creating and delivering fun and inspiring weaving workshops, taught by experienced weavers.
- Designing simple weaving looms, tools and kits with gorgeous yarns and easy-to-follow instructions.
- Providing affordable access to weaving equipment for Textile Design undergraduates, graduates and hobbyists to follow their passion for weaving.
- Creating 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.