Weaving with Waste

with Sarah Cooke


1 Day Workshop (10am - 4pm)


£50.00 to include all materials


In this one day course, you will learn how to weave using recycled materials, such as plastic packaging, baler twine, electric cables, old clothes - things which are about to be thrown away, but can be turned into something lovely. Your attitude towards ‘rubbish’ will definitely shift!


You can make a small bag, a table mat or an attractive wall hanging. The emphasis is on experimenting and having fun using unconventional materials.


Suitable for complete beginners and experienced weavers.



We start the morning seeing examples of items, mostly bags and wall hangings, woven by the tutor, using unconventional materials, such as baler twine, plastics and even cling film.


Then you will be taught how to put the warp on a simple frame loom, and how to use a stick shuttle and pick-up stick, to begin weaving. You can choose what to make, but frequently people choose to make a wall-hanging.


After a break for lunch we will carry on weaving using all sorts of colourful and random materials, experimenting and having fun.


Towards the end of the session, you will be given options about how to finish your ‘piece of art’ ready to take it home.



Course Highlights

  • Friendly, comfortable and well lit environment
  • All tools and materials needed to complete your projects
  • Generous table space
  • Clear information and demonstrations
  • Project example pieces for inspiration


FOOD: Hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day but we would suggest you to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.


The course costs £50.00 to include materials and use of equipment on the day.

You have the option to buy the weaving frame, shuttle and pick-up stick at the end of the session for £15, enabling you to continue to develop your ideas on your own.


To book onto this class please contact us using one of the options from our 'contact us' page


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