The Artisan’s Institute – We are Weavers – Enjoy Self-led Weaving Workshops


Working on a Frame Loom

As an introduction to hand weaving, professional weaver Gillian Lewis has created a series of easy to follow tutorials for children and adults which will show you how to make your own unique fabrics.

Watch her short films and, using simple and recycled materials, you can:

  • learn how to make and prepare your own frame loom
  • master a variety of weaves
  • experiment with weaving fabrics and techniques
  • remove your finished weave from the loom and finish it off

Each film is accompanied by an information sheet.

Suitable for ages 11+

This learning resource was originally developed in collaboration with Paisley Museum’s Creative Learning team to follow on from their Looms in Schools initiative.

Pleased with your creations? We would love to see them. Share your work with us on social media using the hashtags #thcars2 and #weareweavers

If you would like to view some of the Renfrewshire School’s pieces please visit https://readymag.com/u583547536/we-are-weavers/ You can also access this page by clicking on the link available at the bottom of this page.

Visit each tutorial page here:


Paisley TH.CARS2 Project Team
City Deal and Infrastructure Team
Chief Executive Services
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street

Supported by TH.CARS2