Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below the answers to common questions regarding our Weaving Workshops:
Q. What is the difference between the Project Workshops and the Introduction to Weaving Workshops?
A. The Project Workshops are aimed students wanting to complete a specific weaving project in the given time, following a set up instructions with guidance from the teacher. They are designed to be a fun activity that you, your friends or family can complete in a morning, afternoon or evening.
The Introduction to Weaving Workshops are a series of workshops designed to teach students weaving in various stages. You complete projects and/or samples based on the taught techniques, building your skills base, knowledge and confidence with this craft.
Q. What is the difference in Level 1, Level 2, Level 3+?
A. We have designed a system for students to better understand which weaving workshop is best suited to them. Level 1 is for beginners, Level 2 is for intermediates and Level 3 is for intermediates to advanced weavers.
Q. How do I know what level I am at?
A. If you have never tried weaving before then you would be at Level 1. Some individuals have previously learned to weave but do not remember all the techniques or processes, would likely be in Level 2. However we teach a combination of tapestry weaving and classic handweaving in our workshops, so it best to check with us if you have any queries about your suitability for the workshop.
Q. Can I purchase the loom and tools I used during the workshop?
A. Yes! We include the frame looms and tools in our Level 1 Introduction to Weaving Workshop and new Cushion Weaving Workshop, but leave it as an option for all other Levels and the Project Workshops. The frame loom and tools are also available online here Collection: Looms and Tools.
Q. How do we get to the studio?
A. We are now 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 at the left hand side of the building. We will 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. As this building is in use by multiple tenants, we ask that students park only for the duration of their workshop.
Q. What if I can’t attend my workshop?
A. Sadly we cannot offer refunds for workshops as it is difficult to fill spaces at short notice. However we do hold a regular series of workshops on different dates and at different times, so we would be happy to book you on an alternative date. We are also willing to give a credit for further workshops, yarn, or looms and tools if you prefer.
Q. What is the 'Gift' Option for the workshops?
A. If you would like to purchase a weaving workshop as a gift for a birthday or other event, we offer customers the option to do so. Simply select the 'Gift' option in the drop-down menu for your preferred workshop and we will send you an e-certficate detailing the workshop that can be redeemed for an upcoming workshop.
Q. Is the 'Gift' Option redeemable against any date?
A. Sadly, no. We offer our workshops on specific dates and gift recipients are asked to get in touch with us to book their place. We try to have workshops available with a few months notice to offer more choice of dates.