Made By Mrs M

Weaving at The London Loom

Kate Marsden

I discovered The London Loom a few months ago when they did a pop up community weaving event at Boxpark in Croydon. I picked up one of their postcards and discovered that they ran workshops using floor looms - which I'd never used before. I kept on thinking about it and in the end decided to book myself in for a 5 hour weaving session as a birthday treat.


The London Loom is based at Hackney Downs Studios which to be fair is a bit of a schlep for me travelling from south London (just over an hour and a half each way) but it was worth it. Brooke got me started off on the loom and I was hooked within minutes. The studio contains a mouth watering array of yarns which you can choose from - I settled on a colour pallet before I started though so I didn't end up with a mess!


I definitely went for more of a freestyle approach than the other weavers that day! I have a bit of a thing for roving and had to insert lovely little lumpy bits every few rows... I also kept on working for the full 5 hours without a break - always one to get my money's worth!


I knew I'd produced quite a large piece of fabric, but I didn't realise just how substatial it was until it came off the loom - it measures 1.75m! It's going to become my winter scarf so expect to see lots more pictures of it over the coming months.


The London Loom run several different workshops and you can find details here. I now need to resist the urge to book in every week!