Build Your Own Loom & Make a Woven Tapestry

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Join maker and artist Gal Leshem to learn the basics of weaving,  one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world.

In this workshop you will learn how to make your own loom, and get an introduction to weaving while making your own unique tapestry. Perfect for those who are new to the craft of weaving. 

 

Format:

Prep Work:

Follow Gal's step by step video teaching you how to make your own weaving loom. We will send you a kit with the materials you will need to construct the loom, as well as materials needed for the live weaving session. This tutorial can be followed at your own pace, but must be completed before the session. 

Live Zoom Session : Wednesday 10 February  6-8pm or Wednesday 10 March 6-8pm 

In this 2-hour workshop delivered via Zoom, Gal will teach you the basic principles of weaving on a loom, and guide you through creating your own unique tapestry.

 

Your kit will include:

  • Four pieces of woods for you frame
  • 30-60 nails
  • A ball of 1mm cotton string
  • Self-drilling Screws
  • Yarn
  • Yarn Needle

What you will need to source yourself:

  1. A Hammer
  2. Scissors 
  3. A ruler & Pencil
  4. A Kitchen Fork

    Is this course for me?

    This course is open to anyone aged 19 or over.

    Continuing our commitment to make our learning accessible, we offer free spaces for those facing financial hardship. If you are earning under £19,000, you may be eligible for one of our free spaces. Priority is given to RBKC residents and those who are receiving benefits, and / or over 55. In order for us to review your eligibility, please complete the below form and we will be back in touch to update you on your booking status. 

    Apply here for free spaces

     

    About the maker: 

    Gal Leshem is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Since graduating her BA in Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmiths University and throughout her MA at the Slade School of Art she has developed a socially engaged artistic practice which encompasses both studio based work and collaborative educational projects. Using textiles, print, ceramics and video she creates engaging projects and workshops for varied groups of people.


    In 2017 Gal was artist in residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain School Workshop Programme. In 2017-18 she was part of Up Projects' Constellations, a research and development programme for artists working in community contexts.

    This workshop can be joined as part of our 4-part craft course, Soulcraft at Home: The Making Edition. Find out more here. 


    Please contact hello@goldfinger.design with any questions regarding the course.