Beginner Weaving Workshop

This beginner weaving workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning to weave, but have never woven on a loom before. It is an introductory weaving course that will give you a chance to learn to weave on a few different styles of table looms. Before you delve into the more complex issues of how to warp the loom, how to calculate how much yarn you need, how to design or choose a pattern, I think it is best to try to weave something to see if you like the process of weaving and creating cloth.

I have 2 styles of table looms available – a Rigid heddle loom and an Ashford 4 shaft table loom. Each loom has its advantages and are designed for making different styles of cloth. You will have the opportunity to try both. Both looms are pre-warped so you don’t need to learn the complicated stuff just yet.

Please Note:
Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer several months ago, I have had to reduce the number of workshops that I can provide per month. I am doing better healthwise now, but have to be careful not to take on too much at once.
I have a waiting list of those who have enquired about workshops. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.

4 Shaft Table Loom
The Ashford Table Loom has been pre-warped with multi-coloured cotton yarns and has been threaded to a variation of twill pattern designs. Using the table loom you will be able to weave a small tea towel and experiment with the use of colour and pattern in the project.

Ashford Table Loom
Ashford Table Loom
Ashford Table Loom Towel Warp
Ashford Table Loom Towel Warp

Rigid Heddle Loom
The rigid heddle loom is a 2 shaft loom that is suitable for weaving simple cloth such as wooly scarves or placemats using thicker yarns. You can also do free-form weaving with thick multi-coloured yarns creating a tapestry style of weave.
The Ashford rigid heddle loom has been pre-warped and is ready to go. A selection of hand spun and commercial weft yarns are available for you to weave with to create your own table mat or free-form design.

Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom
Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom
Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
Free-Form Rigid Heddle Weaving
Free-Form Rigid Heddle Weaving
How to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop
How to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop

Beginner Loom Weaving Workshop
Course Length: 6 hours
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

The course fee covers instruction and all materials.
Course Fee: £125
Materials: £10
Total: £135.00

Students: £100.00

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.
Please note: Due to recent illness, Weaving workshops will resume in March.

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I prefer to offer one to one workshops so that I can provide individual instruction.

How to Warp a Beaivi Loom Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to warp and weave pickup designs on a Beaivi Double hole rigid heddle loom. You will learn how to warp the loom using a warping board. We will use 9 pattern threads and you will learn how to weave pickup with a selection of different braid weaving patterns.

Beaivi Loom Warp
Beaivi Loom Warp

A double hole rigid heddle is similar to the standard weaving reeds that have one set of holes and one set of slots. These carry the ground weave of the band. A second set of holes has been added above the first set of holes. The top row of holes carry the warp pattern threads and are usually a thicker weight of yarn and are a contrasting colour.
As you weave the band, the pattern threads are lifted to the surface of the band or dropped to run below the surface, creating the patterns. The pattern will be in reverse on the back side of the braid. This technique is similar to the Finnish style of Finnweave or double weave pickup.

How to Warp a Beaivi Double Hole Rigid Heddle
Course Length: 6 hours
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch. If you already own a Beaivi loom or other double hole heddle, please bring that along. For those who don’t yet own one, a Beaivi loom will be provided for the course.

Course Fee: £125.00
Materials Fee: £5.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers the cost of the yarns required for the workshop. You may purchase a Beaivi loom if you wish, at the end of the workshop.
Beaivi Loom Cost: £30.00

All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Saami Band Weaving Workshops

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Learn the basics of how to weave pickup using a Beaivi double hole rigid heddle loom.
Warp a Beaivi Loom Workshop Learn how to warp a Beaivi loom and how to weave pickup patterns.

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving

Learn how to weave pickup designs on a Saami 2 hole rigid heddle loom. You will be provided with a pre-warped double hole weaving reed (Beaivi Loom) You will learn to understand and interpret the weaving drafts. You will gain practice on how to weave the band and how to pickup and drop the warp threads to create patterns. This workshop is designed for the beginner braid weaver.

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A double hole rigid heddle is similar to the standard weaving reeds that have one set of holes and one set of slots. These carry the ground weave of the band. A second set of holes has been added above the first set of holes. The top row of holes carry the warp pattern threads and are usually a thicker weight of yarn and are a contrasting colour.
As you weave the band, the pattern threads are lifted to the surface of the band or dropped to run below the surface, creating the patterns. The pattern will be in reverse on the back side of the band. This technique is similar to the Finnish style of Finnweave or double weave pickup.

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Workshop
Course Length: 6 hours
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course Fee, Beaivi Loom and Materials: £150.00

Student Rate: £125.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
You will be provided with a pre-warped Beaivi Loom and sufficient weft yarn to complete a 3 meter band. You will be able to take the Beaivi Loom home with you.

All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to book a workshop.

Saami Band Weaving Workshops

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Learn the basics of how to weave pickup using a Beaivi double hole rigid heddle loom.
Warp a Beaivi Loom Workshop Learn how to warp a Beaivi loom and how to weave pickup patterns.

Hand Spinning Workshops
Felt Making Workshops

Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

Saami Band Weaving Workshops

A series of workshops to learn how to weave Saami style pickup bands or braids using a double hole rigid heddle (Beaivi weaving heddle).
A double hole rigid heddle is similar to the standard weaving reeds that have one set of holes and one set of slots. These carry the ground weave of the band. A second set of holes has been added above the first set of holes. The top row of holes carry the warp pattern threads and are usually a thicker weight of yarn and are a contrasting colour.
As you weave the band, the pattern threads are lifted to the surface of the band or dropped to run below the surface, creating the patterns. The pattern will be in reverse on the back side of the braid. This technique is similar to the Finnish style of Finnweave or double weave pickup.

Saami Band Weaving
Saami Band Weaving

Saami Band Weaving Workshops

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Learn the basics of how to weave pickup using a Beaivi double hole rigid heddle loom.
Warp a Beaivi Loom Workshop Learn how to warp a Beaivi loom and how to weave pickup patterns.

Hand Spinning Workshops
Felt Making Workshops

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Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com