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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!