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

Sat 11th/Sun 12th Nov 2023 | 10-5 – Full

Sat 20th / Sun 21st Jan 2024| 10-5 – Full

Sat 16th / Sun 17th March 2024| 10-5 – 2 Places Available

Sat 8th / Sun 9th June 2024| 10-5 – 2 Places Available


Gift cards available – purchase here.



“Just completed this very informative and constructive 2-day intensive 8 shaft table loom weaving course. Would highly recommend this to anyone who is a total novice in weaving, like me or someone who has some weaving experience looking to advance onto a shaft loom.”

Sian, Wales

“Brilliant weekend course with an expert teacher who understands what beginners need. Pamela shares her skills, experience and passion for weaving, and has a real gift for teaching as well as being an all-round lovely person. Recommended.”

Robert, Manningtree

“The beginner’s intensive table loom course is a wonderful first step into loom work. I knew next to nothing when entering and Pamela guided me/us through all the steps to thread the loom and offered advice on techniques, ideas and colours as we went. With a small class it really is almost a one to one lesson. It really was a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I would thoroughly recommend. “

Karen, Essex


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.


You can book your place using the dropdown above or you can contact Pamela directly. Alternative weekend dates/times can be arranged as well as mid-week options.

The workshop will be held 10-5pm each day with a break for lunch.


  • 2  days of demonstrations and personalised one-to-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 will be available to purchase to take away with you in a range of 32 colours at a discounted rate.



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.

Accommodation: If you live some distance from Writtle, then maybe you’d like to consider staying overnight. There are plenty of options in Chelmsford, including an air bnb room just over the road from the studio in Writtle.  

Additional information


SAT 11th/SUN 12th NOV 2023 10-5pm – FULL, SAT 20th/SUN 21st JAN 2024 10-5pm FULL, SAT 16th/SUN 17th MARCH 2024 10-5pm, SAT 8th/SUN 9th JUNE 2024 10-5pm

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.