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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

You’ll learn how to dress the loom, start the weaving, add a pattern or two, and tie it off. We’ll make small tapestries that can be used as coasters or wall hangings. Beginners are welcome! Supply List

Sunday Oct 22nd, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Weave a Mini Wall Hanging

Studio 45 @ 213 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Let's weave! In this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn the basics of frame loom weaving from warping the loom, to drafting a design, and to learning basic tapestry techniques, to finishing your woven work. Jessie  will work alongside you, helping you develop your piece through every step of the textile-making process. You will leave this class with a small wall-hanging or “woven drawing”. All materials will be provided and you will take...

Saturday Oct 21st, 11am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Adirondack Backpack Weaving

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401

Learn how to weave the basic shape of the Adirondack Backpack with instructor Sue Muldoon. Keep things hands-free while carrying your items in this lightweight backpack. We will make a medium-sized pack about 11” tall that is perfect for daily use, farmers markets and more. The backpack shape was established to fit in the curve of a canoe for stability and space-saving. Once you learn the basic weaving skills, you can move on with your own projects,...

Saturday Nov 11th, 8am–5pm Eastern Time

Beaded Jewelry Independent Study (Int/Adv)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Complete those unfinished projects and design some new ones. Focus on stringing, knotting and weaving the larger bead, with a concentration on technique and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Why Knot I & II and/or Intro to Beaded Jewelry I & II.

Monday Nov 6th, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Introduction to Chair Caning

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401

Join Janice Meltzer in a basic 7-step class in caning seats: using a stool kit, we will learn about soaking cane and weaving it in a traditional pattern. This process can be applied to applications like canoe seats as well as chairs. You will have the option of bringing in your own chair or canoe seat to recane. If you plan to bring your own piece of furniture, please email us a picture ahead of time to make sure the project is doable. Materials...

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am–4:30pm Eastern Time

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Outside In Art Inc @ Zoom

Weaving workshop is designed for artists, educators and anyone interested in learning the basics of weaving. In this course you will learn how to warp a cardboard loom, make a pouch loom, weave on a cricket loom and learn various weaving techniques. We will be weaving with yarn and recycled materials.

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Vision Beyond Seeing with Don Komarechka

Princeton Photo Workshop @ Online Classroom

Join acclaimed Macro Photographer, Author and Podcaster Don Komarechka for a new 4 week photography seminar that weaves science and art together to help photographers of every skill level understand the limitations of both our cameras and our own vision and then step beyond those limits. Understanding Vision and Beauty: What is reality? A camera sees the world fundamentally differently that we do. What you remember is not what you saw, and the...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 10–11:30am Eastern Time

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Beginner Weaving

WE GATHER @ 67 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

Learn the basics of hand-weaving and get a head start on your first woven wall hanging. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2.5-hour workshop covers all you need to know to get weaving on a frame loom. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while experimenting with fun and varied materials. You get to take home your very own custom WE GATHER loom kit so the weaving fun...

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Wildflower Weaving

WE GATHER @ 67 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

Wrap up a busy day in a fresh way by blending the magic of textiles with the delight of the natural plant world. Learn the basic principles of weaving using a custom frame loom, all while interacting with a variety of plant and flora offerings. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging and small wooden frame loom. All materials are included. Enjoy light beverages and a generous helping of laughter while you weave...

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Basic Weaving

M Avery Designs @ 720 Monroe St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

In this workshop, you will learn how to create a woven wall tapestry on a frame loom. You will learn basic weaving terminology and how to use the tools you'll need to create your woven art, along with three basic weaving techniques. From start to finish, you'll acquire a basic understanding of weaving with enough knowledge to go home and continue creating and experimenting with yarn and fibers to expand upon your weaving repertoire.

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Introduction to SAORI Weaving

Loop of the Loom @ 227 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

If you are looking for a weaving place for the first challenge, a new hobby, or relaxation, this class is perfect match for you! Even if you are an experienced weaver, you will be surprised by the smoothness of the SAORI loom and experience a weaving journey. This introductory class is the 2-hour setting to enjoy weaving and complete a tapestry to take home. We guide you how to weave with a pre-set loom. SAORI weaving method is the easy-to-learn...

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Introduction to Weaving

Jen Neal Studio @ 348 S 4th St , Brooklyn, NY 11211

Join us for a 3 hour lesson to learn how to create your own woven wall hanging. This class will teach you the basic weaving stitches, plus provide you with all of the supplies that you need to begin weaving like a pro. You can translate these skills into weaving garments, pillow covers and more. Join our weaving tribe! You will leave class with a built-in network of weavers who will cheer you on along the way. What's included: All supplies needed...

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Beginner Weaving

Maryanne Moodie @ 574 Atlantic Ave, 2nd Floor , Brooklyn, NY 11217

G'day Future Weavers!  I'm incredibly excited to be teaching in Brooklyn!! I can't wait to meet you all over brightly coloured yarn and sustainable looms! Here are the details: Item details Handmade item Made to order Materials yarn,  loom What you get:  beginners frame loom to take home (or choose BYO loom for $50 off) needle and scissors enough fibres to finish your piece 3 hours of tuition with Maryanne Moodie MM tote bag ...

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Weaving Workshop

Bat Haus @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

If you're looking for relaxing hobbies, gorgeous handmade wall art, or a creative community in Brooklyn, join this weaving class for all skill levels! In this craft class, you'll learn how to make a handmade tapestry and the knowledge to continue with your new craft hobby. In this class in NYC, you'll practice and learn all the basic skills for weaving, starting with how to warp a loom. You can be as creative as you want and use yarn of various...

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Weaving Workshop

Brooklyn Shoe Space @ 224 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

You will learn how to hand weave your own tapestry wall hanging on a lap loom. All materials for weaving and learning techniques are included, but students are encouraged to bring fibers (yarns or string) and objects they would like to incorporate in their tapestries.  Please note weaving is a slow process and you won't be able to finish a complete wall hanging but each student will take home their 12"x12" loom & enough yarns to continue...

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Best Weaving Classes in NYC

Weaving began over 12,000 years ago. It can be traced back to Neolithic times and was first developed by twisting together plant fibers. It can be done by hand or machine and involves interlinking vertical and horizontal threads. 

Individuals should not only learn weaving techniques but also appreciate weaving for what it is. It requires great patience and involves problem-solving skills, especially in the beginning. 

Learning simple weaving skills helps individuals eventually learn more advanced skills. For example, those who know how to weave simple shapes, like squares, triangles, and circles, will be able to learn more complex shapes.

Most individuals who learn to weave end up falling in love with the craft. Enroll in a course today, whether in-person, online, or self-paced, and understand this unique skill!

Why You Should Learn Weaving in NYC

There are various reasons why individuals should learn weaving in NYC. Very few tools are needed to get started, and it can be quite a rewarding experience. Weaving allows for the possibility of creating beautiful items with just your hands and a few tools. Finished pieces are unique and can be used in a variety of ways. 

Weaving can be a fun hobby to have. It can help relieve stress and make individuals more productive in their free time. It can even provide individuals with a skill that can be used to make things for others. 

Learning weaving plugs individuals into a larger community. There are so many different clubs, groups, organizations, and events where those interested in weaving can meet others. One specific group in NYC is the New York Guild of Handweavers (NYGH). The group is perfect for anyone seeking information and mutual support regarding weaving. 

It can even help to master weaving to start a side hustle or part-time business potentially. Enroll in a course today and boost your skill set!

In-Person Weaving Classes & Schools in NYC

Individuals who prefer interacting with others and training in a classroom can look into in-person weaving classes. In-person weaving classes are faster and easier with someone there to answer your questions as you go. It can be more fun to share your weaving journey with friends. In-person weaving classes can be a great way to learn weaving quickly. Individuals who enroll in in-person classes don’t have to worry about providing the materials, the right workspace, or having a big clean up afterward. 

One course offered by Brooklyn Craft Company in NYC is Beginner Quilting. The course is held by Brooklyn Craft Company and is located at 165 Greenpoint Ave in Brooklyn. Individuals who are 18 and older learn modern quilting techniques and all the basics of assembling, machine-quilting, and making a small quilt. 

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners is offered by 92nd Street Y and is located at 1395 Lexington Ave. Individuals learn to dress the loom, start weaving, add patterns, and tie it off. The course allows individuals to create tapestries that can be utilized as coasters or wall hangings. 

Those looking to learn how to repair their clothing items can enroll in Alterations Workshop., offered by the New York Sewing Center. The course is located in Midtown, Manhattan. It covers how to alter clothes and perform quick fixes. Specific concepts taught include how and where to add or remove ease from a garment and how to adjust a hemline with hand and machine stitches. 

Individuals looking to work with a needle and thread or start using their sewing machine for the first time should look into Sewing Machine Basics Workshop, which is also offered by the New York Sewing Center. The course teaches all the necessary terminology and equipment and covers all sewing essentials. 

Virtual Weaving Classes & Schools

You don’t have to give up your dream of learning to weave just because you don’t live near a class or your schedule doesn’t fit. Individuals can learn everything they need to know about weaving online. 

Enrolling in a virtual weaving class allows you to choose from classes taught anywhere. You can save time commuting, so you have more time to dedicate to weaving. The only thing needed to learn to weave online is a device connected to the internet, a place to work, and weaving materials. 

Some online classes require that students provide their supplies. Instructors include detailed lists so that individuals can purchase the necessary items before class begins. 

It’s simple to get started learning with online weaving classes at CourseHorse. Individuals can choose a class that best suits their needs. 

Those looking to learn to weave and explore traditional tapestry approaches can enroll in Introduction to Weaving. The course covers interlocking, inlay and shape-building, basket weave, soumak, pile, rya, and twining techniques. 

Mending and the Art of Repair teaches individuals to fix and revive worn and old garments with techniques of mending and embellishment. Individuals learn the basics and get the chance to express their unique style. 

Private Group Weaving Classes in NYC

Do you want to schedule a weaving class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? CourseHorse has live online group classes that they can deliver to you. Private weaving group classes are a great team-building event for any business or organization. They can help individuals to learn to weave in no time. CourseHorse offers virtual private weaving classes for New York businesses.

Learning one of the hottest trends in the crafting world with Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving. The course is beginner-friendly and teaches how to make woven wall hangings. Critical concepts taught include how to make a DIY loom, set up the warp thread on a loom, do weaving stitches, and add fringes to your design.

Participants don’t need to buy supplies beforehand, as CourseHorse ships all the necessary supplies to each participant. Individuals receive three types of yarn, a dowel and a loom. 

When booking with CourseHorse, individuals don’t have to worry about knowing their exact group size when they book. If a group meets the minimum required amount, they can add or delete participants until a week before the class starts. There are no fees to book, and a confirmation is provided within 24 hours of reserving a class. It is recommended that groups use Zoom to participate, but CourseHorse can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx.