Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below the answers to common questions regarding our Weaving Workshops:
Q. I am a complete beginner, which is the best workshop for me?
A. Our Intro to Weaving Workshop is our most popular workshop as we cover beginner techniques, complete a small project and the workshop includes our small frame loom, tools and yarn.
Q. What do the other workshops entail?
A. Many of our other workshops are based around a project. In some workshops you are taught the techniques during the workshop then complete your project at home, while others are smaller projects and are intended to be completed on the day.
Q. Can I purchase the loom and tools I used during the workshop?
A. Yes! We include the frame looms and tools in most of our workshops, however our small and large frame loom and tools are also available to purchase while in the studio or online here.
Q. How do we get to the studio?
A. We are located in the Makespace Oxford studio building on the 1st floor. Our address is Makespace Oxford, The Oxford Weaving Studio, 1 Aristotle Lane, Oxford, OX2 6TP.
By Car: If traveling by car, please use postcode OX2 6TT as the studio can only be accessed by Hayfield Rd. There are bollards blocking access to Hayfield Rd via Kingston Rd and Polstead Rd.
By Train: Our closest train station is the Oxford Train Station (OXF). We are a short 15 - 20 minute walk along the canal which brings you to the rear of the Makespace Oxford studio building. Cross over the bridge and we are located upstairs on the 1stfloor. You can also reach us from the Oxford Parkway Train Station (OXP). Buses run from the train station to the town centre and then it is a 15-20 minute walk to the studio from there.
By Bus: The Citybus 6 bus route travels up and down Woodstock Rd to and from the town centre. The bus stop in town is located on Magdalen St., just across from the Ashmolean Museum. The closest stop to the studio is on St Margaret St. It is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the studio.
On foot: We can be reached on foot in 15 – 20 minutes from the Oxford Train Station, town centre and Summertown proper. Various routes can be taken, however the canal route from the train station is popular, as is Walton St as it takes you through many lovely cafes and indie shops in Jericho.
Q. How do we get into the studio?
A. If you arrive at the studio just prior to your workshop and the door is closed, please ring the buzzer by the South Door. We will either buzz you in or come down to the door and escort you to the studio upstairs.
Q. Is there parking at the studio?
A. Yes, there is private parking available outside the studio building with several spaces available to visitors. We ask that students park in the visitors bays to the right or left of the building and only for the duration of their workshop to allow other visitors to park when needed.
Q. What if I can’t attend my workshop?
A. Our cancellation, refund and re-scheduling policy can be found here. We do our best to accommodate changes to workshops whenever possible and given plenty of notice.