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Learn to Weave in 2024
I love teaching others how to weave, so if you and your friends or local organisation (preferably in the Nottingham area) want to learn how to get started, then get in touch. It's easier than learning how to knit and doesn't need expensive equipment.
I also give talks to groups, such as craft groups and WI groups, called 'My Weaving Journey', which is about how my skills and interests have developed over the years. I bring lots of samples of my colourful work. If you are a member of a group, which you think might be interested in a talk or day course, please get in touch. I also give a talk and demonstration on 'Weaving with Waste', explaining my passion for using unusual materials.
Email me at for more information.

Weaving courses 2024

Weaving with Waste in Derby
At the Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF
One day on Saturday, 27 January
One day on Saturday, 13 April

'Weave a Silk Purse' day course on Saturday, 13 July

Weaving with Waste in Nottingham
At Shop Zero, 42 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
One day on Saturday, 10 February 
Weave a Silk Purse Sunday, 21 April
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Weaving with Waste at Created by Hand
At Created by Hand, Strelley Hall. NG8 6PE
One day on Saturday, 16 March
One day on Sunday, 14 July
One day on Sunday, 6 October
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Weave a Silk Purse at Rural Antics,
Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, LE14 3QC
One day on Sunday, 28 April
One day on Friday, 7 July
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'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' with Living Threads Group
At Risley Village Memorial Hall, Risley, DE72 3SS
a 2-day on Tuesday, 2 April and Friday, 5 April
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'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving'
At my home, in Nottingham
2-days course on Wednesdays, 10 and 17 July
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Review of a day course -
"Weaving with Waste", was the theme of the workshop, held at our Guild meeting on 20th May. Sarah Cooke beguiled members with an amazing variety of colour, texture and glitter, woven into many different fabrics. All created from materials that are normally thrown away! We used a plethora of discarded materials to weave onto a frame loom. The variety of our creations was truly amazing and inspired us all to be kinder to the planet when selecting textiles for future weaving projects. 

Herefordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

In a Weaving with Waste day course you will learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom, and how to incorporate all sorts of waste materials (plastic packaging, old cables, cut up old clothes and jewellery, etc). You can make a small bag, table mat, wall hanging or cover a notebook, and do your bit for the planet! 

In a Weave a Silk Purse day course, you will learn the basics of weaving, using recycled sari silk yarn and ribbon. Your purse will be lined and fastened with a zip or buttins. Perfect as a phone pouch, make up bag, or even to hold money!

In an Introduction to Tapestry Weaving course, (usually 2 days), you will learn how to create a woven picture, in the tradition of the great crafts with a contemporary twist. 


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Learn how to turn old rubbish into beautiful fabrics

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A colourful wall hanging made at a day course of 'Weaving with Waste'


                      Students' work in progress
'Introduction to Tapestry Weaving' at Attenborough Arts Centre


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