Frame loom weaving (Ōtepoti)

27th October, 10am-1.30pm

Experience the wonderful world of weaving in this beginners frame loom workshop. You’ll learn basic techniques for frame loom weaving, along with some extra skills including setting up your own cardboard loom, plain weave, and hemstitch. By the end of your time together, you’ll have some basic skills to keep weaving, and walk away with a wonderful sample piece woven from Aotearoa wool. This craft entails a beautiful repetitive flow. Enjoy the time to slow down and weave together.

Please note:

  • All materials and tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own yarn if you wish.
  • This workshop is suitable for adults.


    Workshops will be held at the O Block Hub at Dunedin School of Art Otago Polytechnic on Anzac Ave (entrance beside the Anzac Ave Bridge, parking is available in Minerva street opposite). More detailed information will be provided prior to the workshop.



    Bella Roake specialises in textile craft. She has a special interest in handmade objects using slow intentional processes including growing her own natural dye and pigment garden, weaving, stitching and spinning. She aims for quality in all things she makes and believes slow creation is important in a world that moves at great pace, always endeavouring to create enduring pieces with an emphasis on storytelling, resourcefulness, and care. Bella is teaching darning and felt bowls, and hosting some of our mending club sessions.


    Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking

    Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


    This Ōtepoti tour is generously supported by our hosts Dunedin School of Art, The Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, and Res.Awesome (check them out, they are awesome). We are ever grateful to Creative New Zealand for their continued support.


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