Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

18 and over
Group size: 2 - 4
About this experience

Learn the basics of weaving on a small frame loom, as a one-off experience or as a stepping stone in the journey of learning to weave.
You will weave a small sample choosing from a large selection of yarn colours and a design, guided by the tutor.
Suitable for complete beginners and those with some weaving experience. As the group size will be small, we can accommodate individual needs and interests.

About your mentor

Jackie teaches weaving as an art form, exhibits and undertakes commissions internationally. She has been weaving for over 20 years and teaching for 12 years. Jackie started weaving on small frames whilst on an Art and Design Foundation Course. She then studied African and Asian Art and Archaeology at SOAS, London University. She completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving, at West Dean College in 1997 and continues to work in weave, sometimes including embroidery and knotting.
She is a member of the British Tapestry Group, Sussex Arts Collective, Outside In and the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
“Tapestry weaving is definitely a slow art. It is also very rewarding as the process of weaving has a calming effect, using colour and texture in a direct, hands-on and creative way. Through my workshops, I like to encourage individual expression and the help personality of each weaver to come through”

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
Understand the basics of weaving
Gain confidence in selecting and combining coloured yarns
Weave a small sample using some tapestry weaving techniques
Begin understanding how to design in weaving
Learn how to put on the warp, start weaving and finish off your sample on a small frame loom
I’ll provide



Basic DBS  Basic DBS

Enhanced DBS  Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment  Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance  Public Liability Insurance

Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

Please note it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

Cancellation process

As the workshops are run with small numbers of participants, please give at least 14 days notice to receive a refund or at least 7 days notice to transfer to another workshop date

This experience is offered by Jackie

I love living and working in Sussex, and also exploring London and other big cities