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Discover the art of weaving and unleash your creativity with a variety of textile classes in San Francisco. Learn essential techniques, explore different materials, and create beautiful and unique woven pieces that reflect your personal style.

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Weaving Curious: An Intro to Floor Looms

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class will introduce students to the joys of weaving. Students will learn how to weave basic weave structures and how to read a pattern. Students will also learn how to wind a warp, dress their loom, as well as basic color theories, and the histories of weaving.  Demonstrations on balanced, weft-faced, and warp-faced structures will be given. At the end of the course students will take home with them a 6' long weaving showcasing their...

(13) Beginner 16 and older
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$420

8 sessions

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Tabletop Loom Weaving

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the art of weaving beautiful fabrics on a convenient tabletop loom. Dive into a hands-on experience of setting up the loom and crafting your own unique textiles in a supportive studio environment. Develop your skills with personalized projects and guidance, all while exploring the intricate world of weaving.

(13) All levels 14 and older
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$400

8 sessions

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Line by Line: Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Richmond Art Center @ 23 Maine Ave, Richmond, CA

This workshop will introduce students into tapestry weaving. They will learn how to build imagery with the tapestry weaving technique along with learning how to warp and dress a floor loom. Instructor will consult about weaving yarn materials. Week 1: Class overview, introductions, project expectations, studio use and safety, materials and equipment, presentation on contemporary weavers (focus on tapestry weavers and weavers who use imagery in...

(13) Beginner 16 and older
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$400

10 sessions

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Evening Weaving

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Simple or complex, colorful or neutral, smooth or textured: find your own balance of elements. Students select projects and work at their own pace. Includes one hour studio time before class from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  Class Requirements  Prerequisite: Eligable students must have taken a previous weaving class at Richmond Art Center within the last four years.

(13) Intermediate 18 and older
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$400

8 sessions

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Weaving Roundup

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Starting with simple frame loom weaving, with short demonstrations of back strap, inkle, tabletop and floor looms, this class let’s you find the weaving method that suits you and your artistic vision best! Class includes group and individual instruction and guided studio time. You may bring scissors, pen or pencil for taking notes. Studio Fee covers studio equipment, materials, tools and consumables that go into your project. Note: Students...

(13) All levels 14 and older
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$320

6 sessions

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Morning Weaving

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Beginners will learn the fundamentals of weaving. Simple or complex, colorful or neutral, smooth or textured: find your own balance of elements. Note: Experienced students pursue individual projects. You can bring scissors, pen or pencil for taking notes. Work with your instructor to help you realize your vision for your project. There is a studio materials fee that covers equipment, materials and consumables for your class. Materials fee of...

(13) Intermediate 18 and older
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$400

8 sessions

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Floor Loom Weaving 102: Techniques for Beginner to Intermediate Students

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Elevate your weaving skills with advanced techniques like pile, soumak, and weft interlocking in this class at Richmond Art Center. Explore creative freedom in choosing patterns and designs while advancing from beginner to intermediate levels. Join us for an enriching weaving experience!

(13) Intermediate 16 and older
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$400

8 sessions

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Improv Weaving: Wall Hanging

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Let the loom guide your hand! Explore what a 4-shaft loom can do with improvisational weaving techniques in this beginner-friendly workshop. Immerse yourself in a joyful free weaving style where there are no mistakes, only expressions of what’s on your mind. Be inspired by the abundance of traditional and surprising collection of materials that can be used in weaving.  Make up your own composition as you go with the help of hands-on expert...

(13) All levels 16 and older
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$120
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Advanced Weaving

Richmond Art Center

Experienced weaving students will receive individual attention to plan and design a project on our 4-, 6-, 8-, 12- and 16- shaft looms.  $5 materials fee included.

(13) Advanced 17 and older
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Weaving Together

Richmond Art Center

Anyone with any weaving tools is invited to participate in this weekly gathering. We will explore ways to weave using frames, back strap looms, tabletop and floor looms. Weekly studio/project shares will be a chance to learn from and offer one another advice, and Teaching Artist Travis Meinolf will be there to give demonstrations of new techniques each week. Materials List: Yarn and weaving tools Join link and activity access information will...

(13) Beginner 16 and older
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Improv Weaving - Scarf

Richmond Art Center

Let the loom guide your hand! Explore what a 4-shaft loom can do with improvisational weaving techniques in this beginner-friendly online workshop. Immerse yourself in a joyful free weaving style where there are no mistakes, only expressions of what’s on your mind. Make up your own composition as you go with the help of expert guidance. Create a silk scarf that is uniquely your own on a pre-warped loom** by using freeform weaving, knotting, loom-controlled...

(13) All levels 16 - 18 years old
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Fiber Necklace

Richmond Art Center

This class is about using repurposed materials like rope, plumbing hardware, and leftover yarn to make a hand wrapped rope necklaces. Students will learn how to make tassels, hand wrap a rope and take home their own tassel necklace. All materials will be provided ( cotton rope, yarn in different colors, copper hardware, glue, and needles) This is a fun, easy and quick project and you will end up making a necklace for everyone you know. Materials...

(13) Beginner 18 and older
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Weaving most likely began independently in different parts of the world, and early weaving involved simple looms while left threads were passed through using a shuttle or by hand. As civilizations became more advanced, weaving became more sophisticated. New tools and materials evolved, leading to the creation of specialized textiles and patterned fabrics. 

Weaving can be done with different materials, like cotton, silk, linen, or synthetic fibers, and common types of weaving include plain weave, twill weave, and satin weave. It can be a form of artistic expression, a hobby, or a professional practice. 

Why You Should Learn Weaving in San Francisco

There are various reasons why individuals in San Francisco should learn weaving. San Francisco is known for its artistic community and provides opportunities to connect with other weavers and artists. Those who learn to weave can tap into the creative network of weavers and participate in different groups or projects.

San Francisco also offers many different weaving classes and workshops. Different weaving studios and schools offer courses for individuals of all levels. They can find classes that fit their specific interests and needs. Once individuals learn to weave, it can be a fun hobby, a stress reliever, or even a skill that is used to make different products for others as a newfound career or side hustle. 

In-Person Weaving Classes in San Francisco

For individuals who prefer to train in person, there are weaving classes available in San Francisco. There aren’t currently any weaving classes available, but there are other related classes, such as sewing. 

Beginning and Advanced Sewing For Adults and Children is offered by Desideratum. The course is located at 3009 Barret Ave, between 30th and 31st streets in Richmond. It is meant for beginners or those who are more experienced that wish to take on a more demanding project. Individuals can repeat the class many times and make more and more advanced projects. Those who have sewing machines should bring them to class, and those who don’t will be provided with one. 

Virtual Weaving Classes 

Virtual weaving classes offer many benefits compared to in-person classes. They are convenient and allow individuals to learn from their own homes. There is no need to travel to a physical location. Individuals have access to top instructors and don’t have to bear the expenses of transportation and accommodations. Although individuals generally have to supply their supplies for virtual classes, instructors are sure to provide the supply lists in plenty of time. 

Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving teaches one of the hottest trends in the crafting world. Individuals learn to design and make their own wall hangings. They make a simple DIY loom from a chipboard, learn how to set up the warp thread on their loom, do weaving stitches, add fringes to their designs, and finish their weaving work and have it ready to hang. 

Home Sewing Bootcamp introduces or reacquaints individuals with their home sewing machines. They learn through project-based step-by-step exercises and gain mastery of various skills. Once they learn the basics, they apply their skills to create a tote bag and a pair of drawstring shorts or pants. 

Those looking to learn how to create a blanket step-by-step can enroll in Chunky Knit Blanket. Coastal Design Workshops LLC offers the course and provides individuals with DIY kits to complete this fun craft at home. Individuals exit the course with a cuddly blanket. 

Private Group Weaving Classes in San Francisco

Do you want to plan a weaving class as a fun event for your business or organization? CourseHorse offers live online group weaving classes that they can deliver to you. Even if CourseHorse doesn’t have a weaving class listed publicly right now, individuals can reach out through the contact form on the CourseHorse site to learn more about their options. 

There are many benefits to booking with CourseHorse. CourseHorse is very flexible in terms of class schedules and cancellation policies. Most courses have multiple time slots, and groups can select the best slot. Group size can always be changed after booking, and confirmation is sent within 24 hours of booking. 

Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving is a course for groups of up to 500. Groups learn to design and make their wall hangings using century-old techniques. The materials for this course are provided and can be used over and over again. Individuals receive three types of yarn, a dowl, and a loom. They add fringes to their designs, incorporate different fibers, weights, and textures, and prepare their work to hang on the wall. 


Groups looking to create their plant hangers can enroll in Virtual Macrame Workshop. The materials for this course are also included. Macrame originated in the 13th century and involved turning simple knots into beautiful designs. Groups can customize their designs and walk away with a hanging planter. Groups of up to 500 people can take this course, and group size can be changed after booking if needed.

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