Furniture Cord Weaving Class

Learn to weave your own stylish stool and chair tops in Marrickville



8 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $349 (or 4 payments of $87.25 Afterpay)

Have you always wanted to repair woven furniture that’s broken, or weave something new for your home? Learn how to weave with Danish cord and DIY a stylish footstool or small sitting stool under the instruction of Cristy Adrian in this fun, Sydney workshop!

In this practical class, you’ll start with a finished reclaimed timber stool from Among The Trees, and you’ll learn how to prepare and weave the stool top. All course bookings come with their own timber footstool base which you will get to take home with you after the day is finished.

What we'll cover:

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • The cord weaving basics and practical tips and tricks

By the end of the class, you'll have a basic understanding of the principles of weaving and understand the joy that comes from working with your hands and creating something you can take home!

This workshop runs for eight hours (plus a one-hour lunch break).

This course is open to students 13 and older. Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:
  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the booking page.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


Knowledge required
This workshop is aimed at people with no experience with weaving and who is looking for an introduction to the craft. It is open to anyone 18 years and over.

The course is run using entirely hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved and most of the work is carried out standing up.
What you'll get
By the end of this furniture weaving for beginners class you will have:
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand materials and hand-making practices.
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use tools and materials involved in furniture weaving.
  • Been introduced to weaving terminology and techniques.
  • Your own woven stool to take home.
What to bring
  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use.
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust will be present).
  • Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Among The Trees - 27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

Furniture Cord Weaving Class location
Your teacher
Among the Trees
Among the Trees

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 

Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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Michael Douglas Nov 2023


The Danish cord weaving course was fantastic. Cristy is a brilliant teacher, very knowledgeable and so much fun. A very enjoyable day and well worth the money.

Virginia L Leitch Nov 2023


This was a great workshop. Rarely do you learn a skill from a really good teacher in a supportive environment ( Among the trees are obviously passionate about wood and it’s products) and get to take home not only a great skill but also a really great finished product (includes all of the participants )

Angela Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a wonderful experience weaving my new stool. The teacher was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and had plenty of patience. This was particularly helpful when your weaving got tangled! We had a fun crowd of new friends in the group and it was a great way to spend a Saturday. Would 100% recommend this class or any class run by this teacher. She was great and this class was great value. I go away armed with new skills and eagerness for my next project (and an awesome new stool).

Anna Pizzey Nov 2023


Our teacher was absolutely fabulous. Generous with answering all questions including off piste ones. Lovely to work with. Will definitely do another of her classes.

Jane Davie Nov 2023


The cord weaving course was fabulous. Great workshop venue with all materials provided. Kristy was an amazing teacher patient and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed it!

Madeleine Lewis Aug 2023


Absolutely loved this class, Cristy made sure to outline the steps for each milestone to create our stool-top and engaged 1-1 to guide us through the finer details of creating the woven pattern. Cristy's depth of knowledge about the history of the craft added to the overall enjoyment and understand of this craft. Strongly recommend this class for those looking to try a new skill or further develop weaving skills in other disciplines.

Symphony Wong Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun and relaxing class, Cristy was knowledgeable and everyone was well looked after even though everyone worked at different paces. We all ended up with a lovely stool to take home.

Peta Morris Aug 2023


Cristy the teacher was fantastic and really knowledgeable. The class was at the woodworking studio Among the trees in Marrickville which was a great location and space with all the necessary tools and equipment provided.
It was a great day and we learnt about weaving and it’s application on a stool.
Great value for money with the materials provided.

Furniture Cord Weaving Class review by Peta Morris - Sydney

Matthew Delprado May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The environment, materials and facilities are excellent. Learnt a lot and feel able to tackle projects on my own

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