Warp & Weave

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Emma Wood

Schönwalder Straße 23

13347 Berlin


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Warp & Weave

Have you learned the basics of shaft-weaving and are itching for more?!

With 7 days of weaving over 2 weeks, this course is designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of weaving, so you can start designing your own cloth from scratch.

In the first week of this course you'll choose from a selection of example warps, and then customise it to make it unique to you. You'll then learn how to wind the warp using a warping mill, how to wind your warp onto the loom, and how to thread, reed and tie-on with a perfect tension. In the second week you'll have up to 17 hours of pure weaving time, where you can weave your custom warp and enjoy creating your cloth at a pace that works for you. The result is a length of fabric designed and crafted from scratch entirely by you.

(Please note: all participants should already have experience in shaft-weaving. If you’re new to weaving, check out the Weave 101 workshops to get started!)

What's included?

  • Your own loom for the duration of the workshop
  • A selection of warp designs to choose from and customise
  • All yarns and weaving materials
  • Instruction sheets and a glossary of weaving terminology
  • Catalogue of weave structures
  • Tea, coffee, water and light snacks

What will I learn?

  • How to read a warp plan and design warp colours
  • How to wind a warp
  • How to thread and set up the loom

What will I make?

  • Your own custom warp
  • A longer length of cloth that can be cut off the loom and made up into various items

What's the schedule?

Day One (Monday 14 October, 19:00 - 21:30)

  • Choose your warp design and select your yarns & colours
  • Start winding your warp

Day Two (Thursday 17 October, 19:00 - 21:30)

  • Finish winding your warp
  • Start threading the loom

Day Three (Sunday 20 October, 14:00 - 18:00)

  • Finish threading the loom
  • Reed and tie-on the warp

Day Four (Monday 21 October, 19:00 - 21:30)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Five (Thursday 24 October, 19:00 - 21:30)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Six (Saturday 26 October, 12:00 - 18:00)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)

Day Seven (Sunday 27 October, 12:00 - 18:00)

  • Open studio weaving (come by when you want, stay as long as you want, weave as much as you want!)


What is "open studio weaving"?

  • Open studio weaving is sessions where you can decide how much time you want to spend weaving at the studio. If a session is from 12:00 - 18:00, you can spend the entire time weaving, or just an hour - it's up to you! Emma is there the entire time to provide instruction and technical support, and no one else has access to the looms during this time, the studio is reserved for you!

Why are there so many "open studio weaving" sessions?

  • Everyone weaves at their own pace, and part of the joy of weaving is finding your own rhythm that you can relax into. The open studio weaving sessions let you decide how much cloth you'd like to weave, without the pressure of a deadline.

What if I haven't finished setting up my loom by the start of the "open studio weaving" sessions?

  • That's no problem - Emma is in the studio the entire time of the course, and will be there to help you prepare your loom at your own pace.

What kind of items can I make from my cloth?

  • It depends on how much fabric you weave (and which materials you use), but a few examples of items you can make are: cushion cover, pouches, tea towel, scarf, table runner or wall-hanging. If you have a particular project in mind, bring your ideas and we'll find a way to make it work!

What type of loom will I be weaving on?

  • You'll be weaving on an 8-shaft hand loom, with a weaving width of 40cm. These looms are wide enough for creating a great range of products, but also small enough for you to learn how to set up quickly and efficiently!

About Emma

Emma is a British-American weaver who has been based in Berlin for the last seven years. She has a BA in Woven Textile Design, along with an MA in Weaving from the Royal College of Art in London. She has worked across the textile industry in commercial design, performance materials, research, restoration and textile engineering. Emma has her own label of woven interiors accessories and also works on independent projects, most of which are run from her studio in Wedding, filled with six looms and an unholy amount of yarn.

Emma is a weave-geek through and through, and loves being able to spread her passion for her craft through her collection, projects, blog and this new series of workshops.


Are there other workshop dates available?

To see the other available workshop dates, just visit our website.

What is the workshop in?

The workshop takes place in English.

Is there an age limit for the workshops?

The minimum age to participate is 14, however, is between 14-17 years old. This legal guardian also needs a valid ticket for the workshop.

How do I get to the workshop?

The nearest subway station is Reinickendorfer Straße (U6). The nearest S-Bahn stations are Wedding (S42 & S46) and Humboldthain (S1 & S2). Nearby buses are the M27, 120 and 247.

What should I bring to the workshop?

All weaving materials will be provided, but if you have any yarns or materials you would like to try out, feel free to bring them with you! This can be anything from thin embroidery yarn to chunky knit yarns, or even unconventional materials like metal wires. This workshop is all about play and experimentation!

If you have special dietary requirements, you may want to bring your own snacks.

I already know how to weave, is this workshop suitable for me?

Yes! If you have any experience in weaving, this workshop is perfect for learning new skills or sharpening existing ones. If you don't know how to weave, then visit our website and check out our beginner workshops.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket with me?

Please bring either your printed ticket or your confirmation on your phone.

I booked a ticket but can't make the workshop, can I transfer my ticket or get a refund?

If you're not able to make the workshop and want to transfer your ticket to another date or discuss a refund, please contact hello@wovenbywood.com so we can try to find the best solution.

How can I contact you with further questions?

Send your questions to hello@wovenbywood.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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