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weave 101: get hooked on weaving!

level: beginner

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
What are the Covid-19 precautions & rules?

To make the workshops a safe environment for everyone, the following rules are in place:

 

  • All surfaces & equipment will be disinfected before the workshop
  • The studio will be aired out before and after the workshop
  • All participants must wear a mask throughout the duration of the workshop (4 hours)
  • All participants must wash hands with soap for 20 seconds upon arrival at the workshop
  • All participants must bring their own drinks and snacks
  • Hand disinfectant and disinfecting spray will be available to all participants
  • If you feel at all unwell, DO NOT attend the workshop. Contact Emma (emma@wovenbywood.com) to arrange a refund or re-booking of your workshop
  • There is a maximum of 4 participants per workshop in a room of 60sqm
  • Participants will be spread out as much as possible within the workshop space

dates & tickets

sunday 8 november

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 22 november

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 6 december

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

sunday 13 december

14:00 – 18:00

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€85

want to give a workshop as a gift?

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

wine & weave!

level: intermediate

If you’ve started learning how to weave on a shaft loom, and are looking for more practice (along with the chance to unwind, and get to know some fellow-weavers), then this is the perfect evening for you. Come pick up a shuttle and a glass of wine for a few hours and enjoy the rhythmic pace of weaving, and watch your cloth grow row by row!

There’s no pressure to make a product, and no lesson plan – these sessions are all about freestyle weaving and doing whatever feels best for you. Emma is there the entire time to help with any questions or problems (and naturally, to join in the weaving fun!).

(Please note: all participants should already have experience in shaft-weaving. If you’re new to weaving, check out the Weave 101 workshops to get started!)

What will I learn?
  • Practicing and developing your skills as a shaft-weaver
  • New techniques and structures, depending on your project
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
  • Access to a catalogue of weave structures
  • Wine! (Non-alcoholic options also available)

dates & tickets

wine & weave is on a break

Wine & Weave events are on pause for the rest of 2020, as it’s not possible to offer this social weaving event in a safe way that complies with Covid-19 requirements.

The evenings will be back once we can all safely gather to drink & weave together!

warp & weave

level: intermediate

Have you learned the basics of shaft-weaving and are itching for more?!

With 7 days of weaving over 2 weeks, this course is designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of weaving, so you can start designing your own cloth from scratch.

In the first week of this course you’ll choose from a selection of example warps, and then customise it to make it unique to you. You’ll then learn how to wind the warp using a warping mill, how to wind your warp onto the loom, and how to thread, reed and tie-on with a perfect tension. In the second week you’ll have up to 17 hours of pure weaving time, where you can weave your custom warp and enjoy creating your cloth at a pace that works for you. The result is a length of fabric designed and crafted from scratch entirely by you.

(Please note: all participants should already have experience in shaft-weaving. If you’re new to weaving, check out the Weave 101 workshops to get started!)

What will I learn?
  • How to read a warp plan and design warp colours
  • How to wind a warp
  • How to thread and set up the loom
What will I make?
  • Your own custom warp
  • A longer length of cloth that can be cut off the loom and made up into various items
What's included?
  • A selection of warp designs to choose from and customise
  • All yarns and weaving materials
  • Instruction sheets and a glossary of weaving terminology
  • Catalogue of weave structures
  • Tea, coffee, water and light snacks
What's the schedule?
Day One (Monday 10 June, 19:00 – 21:30)

  • Choose your warp design and select your yarns & colours
  • Start winding your warp

Day Two (Thursday 13 June, 19:00 – 21:30)

  • Finish winding your warp
  • Start threading the loom

Day Three (Sunday 16 June, 14:00 – 18:00)

  • Finish threading the loom
  • Reed & tie-on the warp

Day Four (Monday 17 June, 19:00 – 21:30)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Five (Thursday 20 June, 19:00 – 21:30)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Six (Saturday 22 June, 12:00 – 18:00)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Seven (Sunday 23 June, 12:00 – 18:00)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)
Questions?
What is “open studio weaving”?

Open studio weaving is sessions where you can decide how much time you want to spend weaving at the studio. If a session is from 12:00 – 18:00, you can spend the entire time weaving, or just an hour – it’s up to you! Emma is there the entire time to provide instruction and technical support, and no one else has access to the looms during this time, the studio is reserved for you!

Why are there so many “open studio weaving” sessions?

Everyone weaves at their own pace, and part of the joy of weaving is finding your own rhythm that you can relax into. The open studio weaving sessions let you decide how much cloth you’d like to weave, without the pressure of a deadline.

What if I haven’t finished setting up my loom by the the start of the “open studio weaving” sessions?

That’s no problem – Emma is in the studio the entire time of the course, and will be there to help you prepare your loom at your own pace.

What kind of items can I make from my cloth?

It depends on how much fabric you weave (and which materials you use), but a few examples of items you can make are: cushion cover, pouches, tea towel, scarf, table runner or wall-hanging.

dates & tickets

more dates coming soon!

 

darn it!

level: beginner

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 sheet
  • Your own darning mushroom, embroidery hoop & darning needle to take home

dates & tickets

saturday 5 september

14:00 – 16:30

Schönwalder Straße 23, 13347 Berlin

€40

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 beginner 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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