Learn to Weave Workshops for 2018

Workshops at Epping, Sydney.

  • Venue: Liz Calnan’s studio, Epping. Workshops for beginners to advanced weavers are offered, also see Workshops for Groups 

  If interested, contact us 

See other available workshops here and arrange a date



 Workshops for 2018


Weave a scarf in plain weave in a weekend!!

 October 13-14  2018    9.30 am- 4.30pm 




The loom  is ready for you to start weaving... all you need to bring is your lunch!!

 If you havent woven on a floor loom before, this is a great way to start!!

 These are three scarves from three very happy participants at the last Weave a Scarf in a Weekend Workshop.

Contact me at least a week before the workshop with your colour preferences so that I can have the loom ready for you

Costs $250 includes tuition, use of equipment and materials.  1 place available

Contact us to register for a workshop 



 27th October  "A Taste of Weaving"  with Knitters Guild at Fibrefest Singleton.


 Have the fun of weaving on an already warped loom... see if you like making  fabric 

Morning and afternoon sessions. 9.30-12.30 then 1.30-4.30pm,  Make bookings through the Knitters Guild Website.   This is a beginners level workshop!!


November 3-4 Finger Manipulated Weaves

Kyneton Victoria.  Workshop is full


Nov 17-18 Double Weave Round Robin Workshop


Double Weave on 4 shafts 


Each participant receives the instructions for their weave, threads up and can weave their own sample on their loom before class. In the workshop, we swap looms and weave the other samples. This collection of double weave  samples are a great resource for other double weave projects  and will entice you to further explore this weave. This is a “come and do”  workshop, as your time will mainly be spent weaving, but theory will be covered. Drafts for each structure will be provided for all participants.

Tutor: Liz Calnan

Time: two day workshop
Number  of Students: 8-10
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

2 places still available 


Dec 8-9, 2018   Warp it and Weave!  Jan 5-6, 2019

This workshop is designed for people who want to learn to weave   No previous experience is necessary.

  Erica or Jane Looms will be used for the workshop, and  can be  purchased at the end of the workshop.  Those purchasing their looms will have half the workshop cost deducted from their loom price   

Notes on warping, and use of looms included   Yarn costs if using my yarn $30

List of suitable yarns supplied by email after workshop payment.

Cost per day $110,  2 days $220

Tutor Liz Calnan 

Time: 2 day workshop

Number of students: 8

Skill level: No previous weaving experience.


Jan 8 2018  Working with a wide warp


Get practical experience at putting a wide warp on a  floor loom...and discuss the ease and difficulty of the process.  Workshop covers designing wide fabrics on weaving software, heddle numbers, warping, what to watch for as you wind on to avoid broken ends.  Participants will warp F to B through the reed and heddles, and  B to F with a raddle. 

Tutor Liz Calnan 

Time: 1 day workshop

Number of students: 8

Skill level: Intermediate 


Jan 9-10 Deflected Double Weave Round Robin

 Participants have samples and notes on  various fabrics at the end of the workshop, showing the variety of structures that are grouped together as deflected double weave.  Threadings are on 8 shaft looms.

Defected double weave fabrics are intriguing fabrics....they are  woven flat, then  appear double after washing and finishing!!

utor Liz Calnan 

Time: 2 day workshop

Number of students: 8

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced.


 Registration for Workshops














  •  Full payment for workshop is due at time of registration and confirms your place in the workshop  (Morning and afternoon tea is included.      Please bring your own lunch).
  •  Workshops run from 9:30am to 4pm. Please arrive by 9.15, so that we can start at 9.30am
  •  Material Fee may apply to some workshops and can be paid at the time of workshop 

Workshop Cancellation Policy

( workshops organized by Liz Calnan)

If I cancel the workshop due to illness or lack of participants, I will refund all fees.

I understand that circumstances can arise causing a change in your plans, but I must adhere to a business policy. I need at least 5 students a day to make expenses. 

  •  If you need to cancel your workshop registration, I must be notified 7 days prior to the workshop. A $30.00  fee will be charged against your refund*.
  •  If you cancel 6 days or less prior to a workshop - You will be charged 50% of your workshop payment*
  • If you do not notify me and do not turn up to the workshop there will be no refund*
  • If you need to cancel, please contact me asap as there may be someone on the waiting list,  if not.....
  • If you need to cancel, always consider sending a friend in your place, but please notify the tutor/me as soon as possible to obtain the requirement list and leave enough time so that your friend can work on the requirements for the workshop.

*The exception to this policy - is if you can give me documentation of a medical emergency or if the workshop has to be canceled due to extremely hazardous weather conditions in traveling to our location eg bushfires..



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