A full day workshop on contemporary approaches to weaving. You will learn how to prepare the warp for a loom and gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as plain weave, rya knotting, looping and pattern making.


£15 unwaged, £25 waged

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About Woven Drawings

At the beginning of this class, Áine will tell you a little about the history of weaving and the various types of weaving that is practiced throughout the world and the different kinds of looms that are used for weaving such as blanket, tapestry and rugs. This class is for beginners or people who have an interest in textiles and want to learn a new skill, so Áine will demonstrate step-by-step how to set up a warp and some of the yarns that are best suitable.

The day will then be free flowing and easy going as Áine goes around talking individually to the students and speaking through there ideas and designs. During this day of weaving, you will learn and experience the therapeutic nature of weaving while developing a new skill. You’ll leave the workshop having learnt a variety of weaving techniques and some tips you can take away with you, as well as your own tapestry weaving from the day.

“Had a fab Sunday at the Create Place with a super group of creative ladies.. and tutored by the patient and encouraging Áine Byrne who introduced us to weaving - what a joy! Five hours sped by as we warped and wefted. Thank you to St Margaret’s House and Áine Byrne for running such an inspiring class.” - Sue King Glass



Áine Byrne

Áine Byrne is a practicing Textile artist, designer and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Áine has completed a wide range of residencies and exhibitions both nationally and internationally with a focus on bringing traditional approaches to weave into the contemporary age through the use of sustainable materials, vibrant colour ways and modernist patterns. In addition to her work as a textile designer Aine is a part time lecturer in Fashion and Textiles. Áine is experienced at leading workshops in a range of settings including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Somerset House and her studio in Space, Coal Drops Yard and Hackney Wick.