Weave a Scarf
from AU$430.00

Start Weaving - 4 Shaft Loom - 4 days

Weaving a plain weave scarf and A Twill sampler

Next Available: Sat, 08 Jun 9:30AM (AEST)
7 hours x 4 Days
Over 20 people have attended this class


Start Weaving is a hands-on workshop where you learn to how to wind a warp, put the warp on the loom, weave a scarf in plain weave and learn how to finish it.  For the second warp, you weave a sample of twill weaves, which are very useful for table linen, cushions, towels, and scarves. Being in a class you see the combinations of other colourways.

Learn to weave with Liz Calnan the premier weaver and tutor in Australia. Liz will teach you the fundamentals of weaving in an easy-to-follow and replicable at-home style. You will make two items that will set you on your weaving journey.

Project 1.  Weaving a plain weave scarf

Explanation of

·         how to calculate the right number of threads

·         how to wind a warp

·         how to put the warp on the loom

·         good weaving techniques

·         several finishing techniques

Project 2.  A Twill sampler

which explains all the basics

·         how to get the beat right,

·         how to find the last pick when you loose your place in your sequence,

·         how to see a mistake

·         how to unweave quickly

·         how to read a draft,

·         how to interpret useful books

and most importantly, how to design interesting patterns for the next projects.

If you don't have a loom don't worry as with a Guild membership you can hire a loom from the Guild.

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What you will learn

  • Learn to weave a scarf in plain weave and weave a twill sampler

What you will get

  • These are beginning weaving classes, for people with no previous experience of weaving. Classes allow you to Learn a new technique and then improve your technique in the following weeks.
Parking Info

Entry to parking is from the shared driveway with Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy. Drive to the rear of the house and park in the bays.  

What to bring

  • Materials list will be supplied to students to purchase. Looms can be hired from the Guild.

What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes. There is a lot of standing in the first couple of days

Appropriate for

Adults who would like to learn to weave, no experience necessary.

The Guild brings together people who practise the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts and fosters and encourages the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition.

Joining the Guild has many benefits. These include: 

  • Discounted prices for workshops
  • Use of the library
  • Equipment hire
  • Special interest group membership eg: Weavers Interest group, Tapestry Interest group, Braids Plus, Spinning, Temari, Piece Weavers.
  • Invitations to members-only events.

Email: membership@spinweavensw.org for an application form.

Membership rates are for one calendar year starting 1 January and ending 31 December. New members joining from 1 October receive the balance of the current year for free when purchasing next year’s membership.

Membership, single, with emailed Guild News — $60. 

If you would like a posted Guild News there is an additional $25.00.

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4.9 (12 reviews)
Jenecerated it
29 Jun 2023
A wonderful Workshop and learnt so much! I was a complete novice on Day 1. Liz our Tutor was fantastic.
Annrated it
26 Jun 2023
Thank you Liz for a wonderfully informative and patient weaving class. Your deep knowledge and passion for weaving is so appreciated!
Julierated it
26 Jun 2023
Liz Callan is a master weaver. The course was fantastic and she is a great teacher.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions


Secure your booking by paying according to the terms and conditions.


Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. 

Location of Workshops 

Most workshops will be held at the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild at Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood. There is parking behind the house. Public transport is by bus accessed from Eastwood or Parramatta stations.


Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to class commencing. The venue must be cleaned up within 30 minutes of class finishing.

Discounts on Workshops

Network Groups: For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval.

Knitters Guild NSW: We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enroll at members’ prices and vice versa.

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