Full Day Workshops

Full-day workshops give you the opportunity to really focus on learning, and give you plenty of time to practice skills and see what you can achieve. Group sizes are kept small (four to seven people) to ensure you have a quality experience and plenty of opportunity to ask questions and see what’s going on around the table. Read below to see what workshops are currently available.

Three-Colour Houndstooth Workshop

Rigid Heddle Loom – Beginner and above


This is a 6 hour workshop with all materials and supplies included and you will work on your own woven cloth that you can take home. Depending on your preferences and finished length this cloth could be used for a cowl as in the photo, or a scarf, bag, pouch, book or ipad cover, bookmarks, coasters, or a wall hanging. Select your colour option when booking and we’ll have Ashford rigid heddle looms set up and ready to go at the start of class.

Skills covered will include:

  • General weaving terminology
  • Weaving Plainweave (Tabby)
  • Neat Selvedges & avoiding draw-in or loops at edges
  • Posture & tips for avoiding strain 
  • Using more than one colour/shuttle & adding new colours 
  • Houndstooth pattern (2 shaft version, aka puppytooth or molenwiek)
  • Advancing the warp & getting the right tension
  • Tips for fixing or re-working ‘mistakes’.
  • Direct Warping (for a rigid heddle loom)

We will be using 100% wool yarns, if you are unable to use wool please contact us to discuss alternative options.


Total Cost$140
Deposit due upon booking$50
Deposit is not refundable within 48 hours of the start of class. If you are unwell or otherwise unable to attend please contact us to arrange for your deposit to be carried over to another workshop.
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
Minimum class size of 4 persons applies, in the event that the minimum is not reached the class will not run and we will contact you to either refund the deposit or carry over to another suitable booking.

When & Where:

At The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale from 12:30pm to 6:30pm, Saturday 15th October 2022.

COVID-19 Notes:
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
  • This is an indoor event. The room has air conditioning, or we can leave the door open for ventilation if it is good weather. Face masks are not required but you are welcome to wear one if you like.
  • BYO water bottle and a mug (hydration & tea breaks are important!)
  • Class sizes are currently restricted to 7 persons.

Hand-Dyed Alpaca Weaving Workshop

Rigid Heddle Loom – Beginner and above


This is a 6 hour workshop with all materials and supplies included and you will work on your own beautiful, soft woven cloth that you can take home with you. This workshop demonstrates the effectiveness of using a hand-dyed or variegated yarn to make stunning woven cloth (approx. size 85 x 30cm) and is very much beginner friendly.
We’ll have Ashford rigid heddle looms set up and ready to go at the start of class, you just need to choose your skein of beautiful hand-dyed Alpaca yarn from Liz Green Arts.

Skills covered will include:

  • General weaving terminology
  • Weaving Plainweave (Tabby)
  • Using Pick-up sticks to add a texture/pattern to your weaving
  • Neat Selvedges & avoiding draw-in or loops at edges
  • Posture & tips for avoiding strain 
  • Advancing the warp & getting the right tension
  • Tips for fixing or re-working ‘mistakes’
  • Direct Warping (for a rigid heddle loom)

​We will be using a 100% wool yarn and a 100% alpaca yarn, if you are unable to use either fibre please contact us to discuss alternative options.


Total Cost$140
Deposit due upon booking$50
Deposit is not refundable within 48 hours of the start of class. If you are unwell or otherwise unable to attend please contact us to arrange for your deposit to be carried over to another workshop.
Minimum class size of 4 persons applies, in the event that the minimum is not reached the class will not run and we will contact you to either refund the deposit or carry over to another suitable booking.

When & Where:

At The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale from 12:30pm to 6:30pm, Saturday 15th October 2022.

COVID-19 Notes:
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
  • This is an indoor event. The room has air conditioning, or we can leave the door open for ventilation if it is good weather. Face masks are not required but you are welcome to wear one if you like.
  • BYO water bottle and a mug (hydration & tea breaks are important!)
  • Class sizes are currently restricted to 7 persons.

Iloomination Tapestry Workshop

Rigid Heddle Loom – Beginner and above


Make your own whimsical, illuminated woven tapestry to brighten up your winter walls! All materials and equipment are included for this beginner-friendly workshop, no prior experience needed.

Skills covered will include:

  • General weaving terminology
  • Weft-faced tapestry-style weaving
  • Colour blending and creating gradients
  • Adding additional features such as unspun wool, rya fringe & LED lights!

There will be a selection of wool, alpaca and cotton yarns. If you are unable to use wool/alpaca please advise so that I can ensure enough cotton is supplied.


Total Cost$125
Deposit due upon booking$50
Deposit is not refundable within 48 hours of the start of class. If you are unwell or otherwise unable to attend please contact us to arrange for your deposit to be carried over to another workshop.
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
Minimum class size of 4 persons applies, in the event that the minimum is not reached the class will not run and we will contact you to either refund the deposit or carry over to another suitable booking.

When & Where:

At Iceworks, 5 Carpenter Street, Lakes Entrance, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday 20th June 2022.
If you’d like to organise a similar workshop please get in touch via the contact page:

COVID-19 Notes:
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
  • This is an indoor event. The room has air conditioning, or we can leave the door open for ventilation if it is good weather. Face masks are not required but you are welcome to wear one if you like.
  • BYO water bottle and a mug (hydration & tea breaks are important!)
  • Class sizes are currently restricted to 7 persons.

Rustic Rug Workshop

Rigid Heddle Loom – Beginner and above


Rug Up with this 5 hour beginner workshop with all materials and supplies included. You will create a thick-textured woven floor rug using wool yarn and unspun wool tops (approx. size 85 x 35cm, bathmat size). Due to the thick weft making the weaving process faster, this workshop will also include warping the loom yourself with your selected yarn colour.

Skills covered will include:

  • General weaving terminology
  • Direct Warping (for a rigid heddle loom)
  • Weaving Plainweave (Tabby)
  • Posture & tips for avoiding strain 
  • Advancing the warp & getting the right tension

​We will be using a 100% wool yarn and have an option of 100% wool tops or a mixed ‘montage’ tops that includes wool, alpaca & silk. If you are unable to use any of these natural fibres please contact us to discuss alternative options.


Total Cost$125
Deposit due upon booking$50
Deposit is not refundable within 48 hours of the start of class. If you are unwell or otherwise unable to attend please contact us to arrange for your deposit to be carried over to another workshop.
Minimum class size of 4 persons applies, in the event that the minimum is not reached the class will not run and we will contact you to either refund the deposit or carry over to another suitable booking.

When & Where:

At the Great Alpine Gallery, Swifts Creek, from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Friday 30th September 2022.

COVID-19 Notes:
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
  • This is an indoor event. The room has air conditioning, or we can leave the door open for ventilation if it is good weather. Face masks are not required but you are welcome to wear one if you like.
  • BYO water bottle and a mug (hydration & tea breaks are important!)
  • Class sizes are currently restricted to 7 persons.

Cotton Tea Towel Workshop

Rigid Heddle Loom – Intermediate and above


For those who want to try something a little more challenging than wool and plainweave – this is a 6 hour workshop with all materials and supplies included, to make your own soft cotton cloth that you can take home with you.
This workshop does include warping your own loom using doubled threads, so it is recommended that you are already somewhat comfortable with warping and weaving plainweave/tabby. However, if you are an adventurous beginner you are welcome to join us, just be aware that you may not have time to weave the whole length (you will still have useable fabric, just shorter).
Depending on your preferences and finished length your weaving could be used for a hand-towel, tea-towel, bread cloth or sewn into a bag, cushion, purse and so on. Select your feature colour when booking from the range of Ashford Caterpillar cotton, and we will have co-ordinating colours of plain cotton to go with it.

Skills covered will include:

  • Warping doubled ends on a rigid heddle loom
  • English Plainweave
  • Weaving with cotton and tips for dealing with non-elastic yarns
  • Posture & tips for avoiding strain 
  • Warp-dominant weaving

We will be using 100% cotton yarns, if you are unable to use cotton please contact us to discuss alternative options.


Total Cost$122
Deposit due upon booking$50
Deposit is not refundable within 48 hours of the start of class. If you are unwell or otherwise unable to attend (e.g. due to Covid restrictions) please contact us to arrange for your deposit to be carried over to another workshop.
Minimum class size of 4 persons applies, in the event that the minimum is not reached the class will not run and we will contact you to either refund the deposit or carry over to another suitable booking.

When & Where:

At The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale from 12:30pm to 6:30pm. New dates for 2022 coming soon!

COVID-19 Notes:
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend, please contact us to discuss.
  • There will be no food facilities available, please arrange your own lunch – you could have a picnic nearby or head out to a local cafe.
  • BYO water bottle and a mug (hydration & tea breaks are important!)
  • Class sizes are currently restricted to 5 persons.