Learning to weave and lace weaves

Enjoy adventures in weaving and create your own take-home project using the skills and techniques learned in this course. Beginners - discover the loom, a variety of fibres and four-shaft weave structures. Intermediate weavers - learn about woven lace structures such as huck, Bronson lace and mock leno, on eight-shaft table looms.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Monique van Nieuwland 26 July Wednesday 6-9pm 12 $695 Enrol now

Course outline

Beginners will learn to design and wind warps, set up a loom, understand the basics of drafting, and weaving 4 shaft weave structures. Intermediate students will learn about loom woven lace techniques (Huck/Bronson Lace, Mock Leno).

After initial sampling, you will work on a personal project, which can be of a practical or decorative nature. Throughout the course, textiles will be discussed using samples from varied sources. Materials are supplied by the workshop, but you may choose to purchase additional yarns if needed.

You will be able to work at your own pace and skill level and will have the use of a table loom. Intermediate students can bring their own loom if they wish.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course:

  • beginners will understand four-shaft weave structures, yarn technology and the workings of the loom
  • intermediate weavers will understand the basics of lace weave structures and will be able to apply the technique independently.

Who should enrol

Everyone from beginners to intermediates.

Course materials

All textile materials will be provided in class, but feel free to bring any personal yarn you wish.

You should bring to each class a notepad, pen, scissors and reading glasses, if you need them.


Monique van Nieuwland: Monique has been a weaver for over 35 years. She teaches weave classes in the ANU Textiles workshop and Visual Arts, Fibre Forum and Sturt Craft Centre. She exhibits her work regularly and is an Accredited Professional Member of Craft ACT.

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