Introduction to Weaving: Private Workshop
Skill Level: Beginners - Intermediate (Adults & Teens)
Learn to weave using the equipment, tools, materials and processes necessary to create handwoven textiles in our one-to-one, Private Introduction to Weaving workshop. These workshops offer students a rare opportunity to learn how to weave with experienced weaver Cassandra Sabo, who works in the field of contemporary weaving.
Working with the individual's previous knowledge of weaving we will develop a session that is unique to the individual. Whether this is working with the student's own loom (transportation permitting), or on one of our frame or hand looms in the studio, together we will determine which skills need improving or developing. From planning a warp to designing and weaving samples, we help to guide students through each step in the weaving process. Or perhaps you just need a refresher on a specific topic such as winding a warp, how to dress the loom or read patterns. We are here to help.
Learning at a distance by Zoom is a really effective way of teaching & learning to weave
With many of our students wishing to learn to weave, but find the timing of group workshops difficult or that they live too far to travel to our studio, we have flexibility with our Private workshops to accommodate for those really keen to get started by offering workshops via Zoom. This has been a really effective way of teaching throughout the pandemic. So whether you live in the UK or even abroad, it is now possible to connect and teach/learn with the greatest flexibility.
Teaching teens to learn more about textiles and the fibre arts
To support our mission of bringing weaving to a wider audience, we now offer teens wishing to extend their knowledge of textiles and learn about the fibre arts with a focus on weaving to book private sessions. With the experience of having successfully gone through the application process for both the Foundation and BA (Hons) Textile Design at Central Saint Martins (with a 1st Class result upon graduation), we are uniquely positioned to support students by helping to build their portfolio of work.
We currently offer a 2-hour option for teens and a 4-hour option for adults as we find that concentration levels often do not extend beyond this point. To help you determine what would be most beneficial for you to learn in the session, we encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs. Once we have determined what your goals are for the session, we will ask you to book the session online.
Please note: For these sessions, yarn is not included. We have a large variety of weaving materials on hand for you to select with our guidance depending on your project. The materials used will be specific to the nature of the weaving session. Any additional materials to work on projects from home can be purchased separately.
- 2 hours (teens) or 4 hours (adults) tuition
- Choice of in-studio or online (via Zoom) tuition
- Access to a dedicated Frame Loom, Table Loom or Floor Loom and all weaving equipment for the duration of the session (or bring your own)
- Weaving notes as per the session
What is not included:
- Yarn for your project (to be determined before/during the workshop)
- Frame Looms & Weaving Tools (individuals can purchase these here)
- Lunch (you are free to bring your own or there are 2 wonderful options across from the studio)
Date: Contact us to arrange a date and time
Class Size: Private Workshop, one-to-one or 20% discount when booking for 2+ members of your party