The process of weaving is rewarding both creatively and mentally, and Emma believes in sharing its value. Her weaving workshops remove the mystery behind this specialist skill, and introduce you to the unique experience of designing and building your own cloth.

The process of weaving is rewarding both creatively and mentally, and Emma believes in sharing its value. Her weaving workshops remove the mystery behind this specialist skill, and introduce you to the unique experience of designing and building your own cloth.

in a nutshell

Over the course of the 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.

You’ll also have the chance to try designing your own weave structures, and (if you can weave enough!) have the option to make your sample up into a small cushion to take home with you.

  • The basic principles of weaving
  • How a loom works
  • How to weave on an 8-shaft loom (straight or pointed draft)
  • Small samples that can be cut off the loom and taken home
  • The option to weave a longer piece that can be made up into a small cushion (extra cost applies)
  • 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

faq

What language is the workshop in?

The workshop takes place in English.

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. This workshop is all about play and experimentation!
If you have special dietary requirements, you may also want to bring your own snacks, as we cannot guarantee the included snacks will meet your needs.

I already know how to weave. Is this workshop suitable for me?

This workshop is intended for people who have never woven before. If you have experience on other looms but have never tried shaft weaving, this workshop is perfect for you as well! If you have more experience with weaving on a shaft loom, then sign up to our newsletter. We’re working on refresher courses and more advanced level workshops, and will let you know as soon as they are ready!

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.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket with me?

Please bring either your printed ticket, or your confirmation on your phone.

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.

How do I get to the workshop?

The nearest U-Bahn stations are Rathaus Neukölln (U7) and Hermannplatz (U8). The nearest S-Bahn station is Sonnenallee (S41 & S42). Nearby buses are the M41, 104 and 166.

How can I contact you with further questions?

Send your questions to hello@wovenbywood.com or use the form below and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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