Introduction to Weaving (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course will give you a solid introduction to the beauty of weaving, from start to finish. You'll have the opportunity to work in our outstanding facilities, select appropriate yarns and work towards a finished product.

More about this course

We'll introduce you to a loom and the equipment that supports weaving. Starting with yarn selection, followed by warp making, you'll learn basic weave structures all the way through to finishing techniques. You'll finish the course with a collection of fabric samples, designed and woven with your own hands.

Course structure

Some of the areas we'll cover include:

  • looking at your visual research and selecting appropriate yarns before making warps
  • loom dressing – getting your warps onto a loom and threading
  • basic weave structures
  • personalising the weave structures
  • complete weaving and finishing techniques

By the end of the course, you'll:

  • understand how a woven structure is created
  • have a vocabulary of weaving terminology
  • understand how different yarns react to one another
  • know how to dress a loom
  • know how to weave

Techniques taught include:

  • yarn selection
  • warp design and making
  • loom dressing
  • woven structures – weaving
  • finishing techniques

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

This course is suitable for beginners who want to improve their knowledge of weaving.

Course dates

Course dates Course will be rescheduled to Autumn 2020
Length One evening a week for ten sessions
Day and time Thursday, 6pm to 8.30pm
Maximum class size 8
Contact hours 25


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials are included but you may wish to purchase your own yarn and sketchbook.

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

To book on to this short course, click the apply button or visit our eShop.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.