Learn How to Weave at Home
LIVE STREAMING

With DIY craft box delivered to you

There's not better rainy day activities than learning how to weave



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 label $140 or 4 payments of $35 Afterpay


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-5 business days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

In this fun live streaming class, you will learn to weave with a portable and simple loom with materials that you may already have on hand.

We will cover everything from a brief explanation on the concept of weaving, to the different types of weaving equipment and the terminologies used.

You will learn how to dress the loom (putting warp on a frame loom), how to identify what yarn is appropriate for warp and weft, and how to use various techniques to create textures, patterns and colours.

During the class, you'll have the chance to weave with a variety of material such as yarn, fabric and fibres and will use a finishing technique for your woven piece so that you can take it off the loom.

Yarn bundles are available to purchase as an add on to your kit. Yarn bundles contain 100g of yarns recycled from other projects making them perfect for small weaving projects.

Add-on available for this class

Yarn bundle ($20)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- 1 x 20 x 25cm loom with 1cm nail spacing
- 1 x heddle
- 1 x needle
- 1 x comb
- 1 x 1 dowel for hanging your finished woven piece
- An instruction booklet
- A handmade and hand-printed storage bag

Please note: Yarn is not included. Yarn bundles can be purchased separately.
 
What you'll need
You will need a selection of yarns and may like to include fabric, fibres, ribbons, beads, etc.
 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Nichola Prested
Nichola Prested
(Handmaker's Factory)

4.8 (82)
8k

Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

Verified reviews

Marie • May 2020


Thoroughly enjoyed this class
Didn't realise how much I'd love weaving. Nicola was very patient and explained how to weave so that novices could understand.

Claire Rowsell • May 2020


Loved it, easy to follow, although a bit tricky at points. I got it as a present for mothers day and in turn for my mum for her mothers day. My mum is now obsessed, haha

Damien Hodgkinson • May 2020


It was a fantastic session and Nicola was an excellent instructor with a great multi-camera set up to show us different views of her weaving steps. Mini loom kit was great to get started and will be handy for small projects. The 1.5 hrs went very quickly and it was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.

Parull Isharani • May 2020


Was very informative and hoping to do a detailed one soon.

Johanna Hall • May 2020


Really enjoyed the class, it was great fun and very well presented. Would have liked a little more time to absorb different weaving techniques and ways of starting and finishing new yarns. Some demonstrations would be easier to follow if magnified during presentation. If was a great Mother's Day gift, thank you for making it happen.
Hoped to have something worthwhile to show you soon,
Best wishes Marguerite

Sage Hay • May 2020


All questions verbally answered and steps re shown to ensure questions were answered and understood which was great. I started late as I was told the wrong start time by my children lol who organised for me to join the tutorial but I was able to quickly catch up. Thank you enjoy the class

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Maria Melevo • May 2020


Great class! Very informative and was easy to follow. Was great to get everything sent to me and to do the class from the comfort of my home. Highly recommended

Natalie Turns • May 2020


What a fantastic class! Nichola’s pace, style and teaching techniques were spot on for me and the craft box was such a nice treat for remote learning. Would highly recommend.

Nadine Louis • May 2020


Nichola was great, class was perhaps a little fast at times but that may have been because I got in the zone

Had a great time and learnt lots.

Emma Sweet • May 2020


Really clear instructions and patient teacher. Cant wait until Aus Post deliver my kit to do my own weaving

Jacqui Bourke • May 2020


Great presentation. Thanks really enjoyed it which was the reason for going it. Let's see how I go

Emma Keen • Apr 2020


It was a very interactive class, our teacher explained things well, wonderful teacher! Made the class really enjoyable

Got halfway through a project in class

Textiles workshop review by Emma Keen

Lisa Wong • Apr 2020


Was hard to hear at times but it was a very good class to give you tips on weaving. Thoroughly enjoy it and found it hard to stop. Nice to get the equipment and learn at home.

Textiles workshop review by Lisa Wong
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