Sonntag, 26. August 2018, Emma Wood, Weave 101: Get hooked on weaving!

Von 26. August 2018 - 14:00 Bis 18:00

Emma Wood

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Weave 101: Get hooked on weaving!

Weaving is an exciting and versatile craft, but it can be difficult to know how to get started.  In this 4 hour workshop with weaver Emma Wood, you can take the first steps towards building up your knowledge and confidence as a weaver.

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.

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

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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
The option to weave a longer piece that can be made up into a small cushion (extra cost applies)

About Emma
Emma is a British-American weaver who has been based in Berlin for the last seven years.  She has a BA in Woven Textile Design, along with an MA in Weaving from the Royal College of Art in London.  She has worked across the textile industry in commercial design, performance materials, research, restoration and textile engineering.  Emma has her own label of woven interiors accessories and also works on independent projects, most of which are run from her small studio in Neukölln, filled with six looms and an unholy amount of yarn.
Emma is a weave-geek through and through, and loves being able to spread her passion for her craft through her collection, projects, blog and this new series of workshops.

What language is the workshop in?
The workshop takes place in English.

Is there an age limit for the workshops?
The minimum age to participate is 14, however any participants aged between 14-17 must be accompanied by an ***** legal guardian.  This legal guardian also needs to hold a valid ticket for the workshop.

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.
What should I bring to the workshop?
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 visit our website and sign up to the Workshop newsletter.  We're working on refresher courses and more advanced level workshops, and will let you know as soon as they are ready!
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 so we can try to find the best solution.

How can I contact you with further questions?
Send your questions to and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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