Creative Weaving

This course is only taught in English. All photographs (c) Celine MK Photography

Creative weaving: Creating texture weaving with finger controlled weaves

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at weaving, but have no idea where to start? In this 15 hour course (over 5 lessons) Marie from will guide you in your weaving in a small group of max. 5 weavers where you will be able to weave on a Kromski Harp or Presto rigid heddle loom (RH loom).

In this course you will learn things such as (but not necessarily in that order)

  • Planning for a project
  • Choosing suitable yarn
  • Dressing your loom (that is setting up your warp to be ready to weave)
  • Weaving
  • Making a sample using finger controlled weaves such as
    • Leno
    • Danish Medallions
    • etc…
  • Sew a hem stitch to give your work a beautiful finish
  • Solving issues that come up while weaving (this is my favorite part because this is where you learn the most)
  • Finishing techniques

At the end of this course you will be able to choose yarn, plan a project and set up your own loom independently for simple projects and start weaving with confidence on a RH loom.


Dates: Tuesday 9, 16, 23, 30 May & 6 June 2023
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Location: Handwerkstudio Leiden (addres & route)
Course fee: €250,- including items listed below

Course leader: Marie from
Weavers: min 4, max 5 people
Level : beginner / intermediate

Send an email to to sign up for the Creative Weaving course.

What is included

  • Material for the sampler included.
  • Use of loom in the classroom.
  • Extra material for different color effects but please bring leftover yarn from other projects if you have any for more choice.
  • Tea, coffee and small treats.

What to bring

  • Creativity
  • Something to write on
  • Something to write with
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Yarn/fabric scraps

Material for the final project is not included, it can be bought through me, bring your own
suitable yarn from your stash or bought (preferably) in your local yarn store (Meet and Make in
Leiden and ’n Steekje Los are a short bike ride from the studio or Cross and Woods in Den Haag are three
examples of local yarn stores). We will talk about what yarn is needed in the first two lessons so don’t go and buy it just yet.

Loom rental

If you want to bring the looms home so you can work on your projects it is possible for a small fee
and a deposit. See loom rental:


Hi, I am Marie, a textile artist and weaving instructor, located near Leiden, in the Netherlands. I have been a weaver for the last 8, almost 9 years now. I was introduced t weaving through a guild in England where I lived at the time. Shortly after weaving my first project with a small toy loom I got my first floor loom. A few years later, when I was pregnant I made a baby wearing wrap and it did not turn out as planned, so I decided to take a professional weaving course for a year and have been weaving daily ever since ( this was better than a Dutch course as it was also a weaving course – my Dutch is still a work in progress). Along the way I have been teaching to friends and family and recently decided to do workshops. I teach on rigid heddle looms (RH looms) as they are small, portable (they fit in my cargobike) and great for beginners to more advanced weavers.


All photographs (c) Celine MK Photography