Weave your own story

Mentored by Claire Bessel
Brighton, BN1 7HB
For ages: 11 - 15
Standard £70
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Come join this interactive course where we will explore your own wild stories and weave them into your very own art piece. In the morning we will explore your ideas using a range of different activities and materials. You will then learn how to use a mini 2 shaft Micki Leksaker loom during our technical mastery and creative experimentation afternoon session together. This workshop is a fun first step in weaving and will put you in good stead, if you decide to develop your weaving skills later on. All necessary equipment and materials will be provided for use on the day. We will have a half hour break for lunch; please bring a packed lunch with you.

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


I am a weaving consultant, weaving teacher and woven textile artist. I qualified with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Science and Handloom Weaving from The Swedish School of Textiles in 2009 and have since then been developing my own practice in the field of art and weave design. I’ve developed courses in basic and advanced weaving, draft construction and textile material and have refined them for a range of different audiences through my years of teaching experience. My passion is to spread the joy of weaving to others and always to be learning something myself. In my spare time I enjoy playing music, learning crafts and languages.

Learning aims

Develop different ways of planning and expressing your creative ideas

Strengths to develop

Weaving will give you fit arms and give you increased body awareness. You will be operating the loom with your body so ergonomics are key for weavers.

Weave your own story block mentored by Claire Bessel
Weave your own story block mentored by Claire Bessel

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Coachwerks, 19a Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, BN1 7HB

Pricing information

Standard: £70

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

As I have to pay in advance for space and materials, unfortunately I cannot give refunds. However, if you are unable to attend after booking your place and know someone else who would like to attend instead of you that's fine. If this is the case please let me know before the course begins.


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