weave 101: get hooked on weaving!

If you’re curious about weaving, this is the perfect place to start!

Over the course of this 4-hour workshop, you’ll have the chance to design and weave your own fabric samples on an 8-shaft loom, whilst also understanding the principles of shaft weaving. The workshop takes place in Emma’s studio, where you can select from a broad range of yarns that you can play and experiment with as you become more familiar with how weaving works. Emma will introduce you to the basic motions of weaving, help you understand how the different structures work, and explain how different warp threadings can impact your designs.

What will I learn?
  • The basic principles of weaving
  • How a loom works
  • How to weave on an 8-shaft loom (straight or pointed draft)
What will I make?
  • Small samples that can be cut off the loom and taken home
What's included?
  • Your own loom for the duration of the workshop, pre-threaded and ready to weave
  • All yarns and weaving materials
  • Instruction sheets and a glossary of weaving terminology
  • Beginners catalogue of weave structures
  • Tea, coffee, water and light snacks

dates & tickets

sunday 20 february

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 13 march

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 10 april

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 24 april

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 15 may

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 5 june

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

want to give a workshop as a gift?

You can someone give the gift of weaving! Gift certificates are available for the Weave 101 workshops, and are valid for 12 months from purchase.

dye hard: ikat weaving

If you’ve started learning how to weave on a shaft loom, and are looking to learn about new weaving techniques, then this is the perfect weekend workshop for you.

Ikat is a traditional technique of creating detailed patterns in woven cloth using resist dyeing. Often used in the warp, this two-day workshop will instead focus on “weft-ikat”. Over one weekend you’ll learn how to tie up a pattern and dye your weft yarn, before weaving your own length of cloth and watching your design magically appear. Yippee-ki-yay!

The workshop takes place in Emma’s studio, where you can select from a range of dye colour options, and will be able to select your own design to dye and weave.

Please note, this workshop focuses on the technique of ikat weaving, and is not an introductory weaving course. If you have never woven on a shaft-loom before, it is recommended to start with the “Weave 101” workshop.

What will I learn?
  • How to tie up a weft-ikat pattern (using a pre-made pattern template or by designing your own)
  • How to dye cotton using fibre reactive dyes
  • How to weave your dyed yarn into ikat cloth
What will I make?
  • A length of handwoven ikat cloth
What's included?
  • Weft yarn, pre-prepared to be tied into an ikat design
  • All dye materials and equipment
  • Your own 8-shaft loom for the duration of the workshop, pre-threaded and ready to weave
  • All additional yarns and weaving materials

dates & tickets

saturday 28 & sunday 29 may

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€175

saturday 11 & sunday 12 june

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€175

forgotten cotton: paper-making

We all have scrap fabric at home that we don’t know what to do with. Old jeans that feel wasteful to throw away, towels that are just a little too ragged… Well, did you know you can turn them into paper?! 

In this short workshop, you’ll learn how to make artisan paper out of waste cotton. You’ll make and decorate multiple sheets of paper and will take home instructions so you can repeat the process at home with your own fabric scraps.

What will I learn?
  • How to break down old cotton fabrics into paper pulp
  • How to press paper
What will I make?
  • As many sheets of paper as you can manage!
What's included?
  • All the materials and equipment to make your own cotton paper
  • Additional materials to decorate and customise your paper
  • Instructions on how to easily repeat the process at home with your own scrap fabrics

dates & tickets

tuesday 24 may

18:00 – 20:30

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€55

thursday 9 june

18:00 – 20:30

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€55

darn it!

Breathe new life into damaged old textiles and learn a new skill that will last you a lifetime!

Darning is a needle-weaving technique of mending holes in fabrics. It can be used to create an invisible mend, or as a way to take a flaw and turn it into a stand-out feature. In this workshop we’ll go over the darning method and practice the technique before you start mending your own items. You can choose from a wide range of yarns to mend with, or bring your own.

Just bring your clothes or home textiles that are in need of some repair, and take home not only some newly-mended pieces, but also a skill that will last you a lifetime.

This workshop is aimed at textiles with holes (from moths, tears, worn-out yarn, etc.) and can include items like: socks, sweaters, t-shirts, scarves, hats, blankets & cushions. If you’re bringing jeans, please only bring pairs with small holes, not with large tears (these need another mending method).

What will I learn?
  • Basic darning needle-weaving technique 
  • How to use various darning tools
  • How to do both invisible and stand-out repairs
What will I make?
  • Your own repaired pieces of textiles
What's included?
  • All darning materials and tools
  • Illustrated instruction booklet
  • Your own darning mushroom, embroidery hoop & darning needle to take home
  • Extra yarns from Emma’s massive yarn library, so you can finish any items you may not have had time for during the workshop

dates & tickets

tuesday 31 may

18:00 – 20:30

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€45

thursday 16 june

18:00 – 20:30

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€45

want to give a workshop as a gift?

You can someone give the gift of darning! Gift certificates are available for the Darn It! workshops, and are valid for 12 months from purchase.

faq

What language are the workshops in?

The workshops take place in English.

Which type of looms do you have?

All the weaving workshops are taught on 8-shaft hand-looms, with a weaving width of 40cm.

What should I bring with me?

All weaving materials will be provided, but if you have some yarns or materials you would like to try out, feel free to bring them with you! This can be anything from thin embroidery yarn to chunky knit yarns, or even unconventional materials like metal wires. The weaving workshops are all about play and experimentation!
For the darning workshops, just bring the items you’d like to mend!

How many people are in each workshop?

Each weaving workshop takes a maximum of 4 participants, and each darning workshop takes a maximum of 8 participants.

I already know how to weave. Are these workshops suitable for me?
If you’ve never woven before but are curious to test it out, the Weave 101 workshop is perfect for you! If you have woven before and are looking to get some more practice or expand your skills, check out the Wine & Weave and Warp & Weave workshops.
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age to participate is 14, however any participants aged between 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult legal guardian. This legal guardian also needs to hold a valid ticket for the workshop.

The minimum age for the Wine & Weave workshops is 18.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket with me?
Please bring either your printed ticket, or your confirmation on your phone.
How do I get to the workshops?
The workshops all take place at the Wedding studio at Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin. The nearest U-Bahn station is Reinickendorfer Straße (U6). The nearest S-Bahn stations are Wedding (S42 & S46) & Humboldthain (S1 & S2). Nearby buses are the M27, 120 and 247.
Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
If you’re not able to make the workshop and want to transfer your ticket, please contact hello@wovenbywood.com so we can try to find the best solution.
Can I buy a gift certificate for someone else?

Yes, we offer gift certificates for the Weave 101 and Darn It! workshops, and you can purchase them here. The gift certificate will be emailed directly to the recipient, on a date and time of your choice.

Do you offer private workshops?

Yes! If you’re interested in a private workshop, just contact emma@wovenbywood.com and we can talk about building a workshop that meets your needs. Please note each weaving workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 participants, and the darning workshops have a maximum of 8 participants.

How can I contact you with further questions?

Send your questions to emma@wovenbywood.com or use the form below.

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