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Weaving - Workshop - Mixed Ability - Weave a Small Picture

Course code: QSAV014P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

09:30 - 13:30

Days of week:


Course date:

14th Jun 2025 - 14th Jun 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn how to weave a small picture. You will be able to practice weaving skills and techniques whilst weaving on a frame.

A four-shaft loom will be available so that the term “rigid heddle” can be explained. You will also see a loom warped up with the warp closer together.

- Choose a yarn of correct thickness to cover the warp

- Experiment with two thinner yarns together which can give interesting effects

- Practice “Meet and Separate” to make some slopes

- You will be shown how to warp up a frame using weaving techniques

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
You will be able to use the techniques on a picture frame. Angela runs courses where you can experiment with balanced weave. She also runs courses on weaving on a four-shaft loom at her home in East Hendred. Visiting the Oxford Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers would provide an opportunity to find out about more about the craft.
Entry criteria
No experience of weaving necessary.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £38.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £38.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £19.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £19.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The tutor will provide short demonstrations and you will be able to work independently and in pairs. The tutor will observe your work and provide feedback. There will also be opportunities for self and peer assessments. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.