Weaving 2021

Weaving with Marie Henderson  – Two different classes

Each class is two and one half hours (20 in total)  and runs for  8 weeks only

Weaving: On a 4 shaft loom – Wednesdays 11 am to 1.30 pm                                    Starting on 15th September

Weaving: Finn  / Double Weave  – Thursdays 11 am to 1.30 pm                                    Starting on 16th September

Weaving is on the First Floor Mill Building.


I learned to weave when I was a teenager and went on to a weaving school in Sweden.  Have then taught weaving in evening classes in Sweden and now here at the Poldrate.   At the weaving school I was introduced to different braiding techniques and my curiosity has taken me further in this subject.  I’m a member of the Braid Society.  I weave mainly fabric for dress making, and usable items, not pictures. I like combining different techniques in my work.

Weaving: On a 4 shaft loom with Marie Henderson

This class is aimed for either beginners of weaving or weavers that aren’t confident to calculate their material and dress their loom. The class runs over 10 weeks but with 8 classes of 2.5 hrs. The class is mainly for people with their own 4 shaft table loom, we have a few to let over the run of the class.
You will be setting up a woollen scarf as your first project. To get everybody started, this project will be calculated for you and then we will go through it and I will explain how to do the calculation. The following project you will calculate yourself with my assistance.  The yarn cost for your first project is £5.
You will learn how to:
Calculate your material usage; warp up your design; dress your loom; – everything from fitting the warp on to the cloth beam; read your instructions how to feed the warp through the heddles and reed; tie up the weft beam; weave – learn how to read the weaving diagram; how to make bobbins; how to get a nice selvedge; how to finish off your cloth. You will be given handouts with instructions for calculations of warp and weft and other main points for managing by yourself in the future.

Weaving: Finn Weave with Marie Henderson

This is a class in traditional Finn weave, a double weave woven in Sweden but with its origin in Finland and Russia. The technique is different from other double weaves and we will solemnly concentrate on Finn weave during this class. We will be using a 4-shaft loom and warping up a narrow warp for lots of different traditional patterns. The students should bring their own loom if they have own. This is a slow weaving technique so you might want to take the loom back and forward between classes.

Lion / Viking ship / cockerel all traditional patterns of this double weave.


To join this class go to ‘enrol’ when you click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website

Enrolment for Term 1 opens 9am Sunday 15th August