Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving -Short Course

Next Available: Sun, 06 May 10:30AM
5.5 hours x 5 Weeks


No weaving experience required! This comprehensive introductory course will guide you in the use of a 4 shaft table loom to weave your own cloth. Enjoy the satisfaction of taking yarn through to finished fabric .

Course cost includes yarn for your initial sampler and the use of a loom to take home between classes and for some weeks afterwards. 

* This course is offered 4 times a year. To enquire about future dates please email info@hwsgv.org.au.

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Class Schedule

This course runs over 5 Sundays.Dates: May 6, 20 & 27, and June 10 (10:30am - 4pm). June 24 (11am - 12:30pm)

What you will learn
  • How to weave your own cloth using a 4 shaft table loom and related tools
  • We follow the whole process through: From choosing yarns and winding a warp to dressing the loom, interpreting drafts, weaving a series of simple structures and employing decorative finishing techniques
  • You will produce a sampler using basic structures and then plan and weave a project of your choice
What you will get
  • Expert skills-based tuition in handloom weaving
  • A complete set of notes for class and future reference
  • Use of your own 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course
  • Yarn for your initial sampler

What to bring
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
What to wear

Casual and comfortable

Appropriate for

Anybody! No weaving experience required.

The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.

We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.

Come and join us!

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds

The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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11 April 2018 • Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving -Short Course

Excellent. Very informative in this hands-on course. Learnt everything I need to continue on, confidently. Every step of the process was demonstrated, documented and then practiced until each student was competent and yet catering for individual's particular pace so that we all felt very satisfied with our progress and output. I highly recommend this course.


18 December 2017 • Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving -Short Course

The introduction to Weaving course was very enjoyable, lots of fun, informative and very well taught. It was a lot to cover but the pace was very suited to each individual in the course. No one was made feel left behind and equally those who were more capable were able to go ahead. That we could borrow the loom to take home between classes was fabulous and that we could hang onto the loom even after the completion of the course to make our own project was great. Well worth the money.


11 September 2017 • Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving -Short Course

Great class, very informative, got me weaving quickly! Teacher Great!