Learn how to set up a table loom and design and hand-weave your own cloth in our studio in the historical village of Writtle in Essex.


Upcoming Workshops

23rd/24th July 2022 | 10-5pm 2 places available

9th/10th August 2022 | 10-5pm 2 places available

3rd/4th September 2022 | 10-5pm 2 places available

1st/2nd October 2022 | 10-5pm 2 places available

19th/20th November 2022 | 10-5pm 2 places available

Alternative weekend dates/times can be arranged as well as mid-week options – Please contact Pamela directly for booking.


In this 2-day creative hand-weaving workshop you will learn how to design and plan a warp, set up an 8-shaft loom and weave a selection of samples using a variety of techniques. This is an in-depth, intensive workshop and you will come away with all the technical knowledge required to start weaving independently.

Suitable for complete beginners or those requiring an in-depth refresher. Each student will have use of a dedicated 8-shaft Ashford table loom, or have the option to bring their own.

Maximum two participants allowing plenty of personalised tuition.

10-5pm each day with a break for lunch.

Day 1
Focus on how to design your cloth and calculate a warp using colours of your choice and all the processes required to set up your loom, from using a warping mill to threading the heddles. By the end of day 1 your loom will be set up and ready to start weaving.
Day 2
Weaving all day. You will learn how to read a lifting plan and be introduced to the standard weave structures as well as to more complex designs. You will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of different yarns. You will go home with a selection of samples or completed piece of fabric to display or make a functional item from.



  • 2  days of demonstrations and personalised one-one tuition.
  • Use of the looms and tools.
  • Access to an inspirational library of yarns from merino wool to fancy Italian and wool/silk fibres.
  • Workshop technical guide.
  • Refreshments

 Merino wool yarn is available to take away with you in a range of 32 colours at £5.50 per 50g.



All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring any yarns of your own you would like to experiment with.

Bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village.



All workshops take place in Pamela’s studio in the historical village of Writtle, near Chelmsford.

Address : 6 Rumsey Row, Writtle CM1 3YA. The entrance to Rumsey row is situated between the chemist and Whichcraft jewellers opposite Writtle Green.

Disabled Access: From Writtle Green there are a few steps down towards the studio with handrails. There is step free access from the rear of the studio on St Johns Rd.

Parking: There is no shortage of free parking in the village. Spaces are available on the road around the back of the Writtle village green. There is also a designated free car park on the far side of the green adjacent to the duck pond.

Public transport: The nearest train station is 3 miles away in Chelmsford. Approx 35 mins from London Liverpool St.

Additional information


11th/12th June 2022, 23rd/24th July 2022, 9th/10th August 2022, 3rd/4th September 2022, 1st/2nd October 2022, 19th/20th November

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation up to 6 weeks prior to the workshop – full refund.
Cancellation 2 – 6 weeks prior to the workshop – reschedule only.
Cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop – no refund or reschedule.