Weaving Class with a Mini Loom

How to weave on a mini loom


Bec King

Bec King

4.8 (11)
30k
 
Work-Shop

2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $75


Weaving is a method of textile production consisting of two distinct sets of yarn – the warp and the weft – which are interlocked to form a stable piece of fabric or cloth. Tapestry is a form of woven textile art traditionally made on a vertical loom and is made for creative or aesthetic display purposes.

This workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques of weaving on small tapestry looms. You will be shown various weaving stitches in order to create your own tapestry creations. So come and unwind, and spend an evening with us mastering this ancient craft.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
    • All materials will be provided to create your own wall hanging, plus you’ll get to take home a mini loom from Loom and Spindle and all the yarn needed to complete your project after the workshop.

    • PDF instruction booklet to download at home.

What to bring

    • All materials will be provided, but if you want to add some extra personal touches to your wall hanging, feel free to bring along: beads, ribbons, scrap yarns, or a small stick from your favourite tree (approx 20-30cm)
    • Imagery of any wall hangings you would like to mimic
Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Bec King

Bec King

4.8 (11)
30k

Rebbecca King is a self-taught fibre artist and weaver. Her love of fibre art began as a child in Canada watching her grandmother knit beautiful and creative pieces. She honed her knitting skills and gained more knowledge of traditional fibre crafts while working at a historical site in Canada. Developing as an artist she focuses on ethical and sustainable material, sourced from Australian producers. Her fibre and weaving work is constantly growing and she is currently learning to spin natural fibres.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2061)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


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Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
11 verified reviews

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Annie Kelly Feb 2021


Very relaxing evening, techniques were taught well and Bec checked in regularly and helped guide everyone’s work.

Hayley Crofts Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Bec was very helpful, patient and gave clear instructions.
It was a small creative group. The range of materials to choose from was fabulous - in both the colour spectrum and types of wool.
The venue was clean and spacious, but a little chilly (a hot drink would have helped!)

James Lacey Jul 2020


Teacher was great and material selection was great! Highly recommended to anyone looking to get started with tapestry work.

Amanda Russell Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was a good way to try out weaving. A great range of colours and thicknesses of wool were provided in the class, as well as a pdf of weaving to try out and other sources of weaving advice. Bec was fantastic, getting around to all in the class to show stitches and help where needed. There is no requirement to finish it on the night as not only do you leave with your weaving project, but also the loom!

Julianne McKnight Jul 2020


Bec was a good teacher - very patient & catered well to differing capabilities. Lots of wool to choose from & great that we could take home what we needed if we didn’t finish our piece. Fun class & 2 hours passed so quickly. Would highly recommend as some quality time on your own or with friends.

Adele Lacoste Jul 2020


I found this class really fun and relaxing. Bec was friendly and helped us create different shapes and abstract looms!

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Dayana Nedic Jul 2020


Such a fun workshop! Bec’s instructions were easy to follow and she really encouraged us to be creative and free with how we made our weaving - it wasn’t overly structured. Really appreciated all the materials we were given to take home. Can’t wait to make another one! Highly recommend x

Karen Kirkby Feb 2020


Thank you. I really enjoyed the class. Teacher was very approachable and informative.
It was a fun night and I learnt quite a lot

Michelle Georgeson Feb 2020


Teacher was very helpful. Large range of materials to choose from. Was overwhelmed at how supportive and inclusive teacher n other ladies were with my 10 year old grandson. He loves to weave. He said the class was awesome, he learned new techniques and wants me to take him again. I felt the course was a bit costly.

Emma Priddy Feb 2020


Loved this class! Bec was so lovely and helpful and the venue was very nice. Materials provided were good quality and I think this class was good value for money. I re-learnt how to weave which is something I loved as a child and am looking forward to continuing.

Weaving Class with a Mini Loom review by Emma Priddy

Amanda Merritt Feb 2020


The class was really relaxed and fun. Bec provided a great atmosphere where everyone felt comfortable. It would have been great to learn a few more advanced techniques.

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