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Weave your own sustainable table runner

2.5 hours initiation with Erna Janine

Knowledge in the art of saori weaving

Your very own weaved table runner


per person

The workshop in detail

  • 2h30
  • 2 to 8 participants
  • 15 years min.
  • Step into the fascinating world of creative Japanese floor loom weaving with this two and a half hour workshop.

    You will be introduced to the essential weaving equipment, including the weaving loom, shuttle, bobbin, and an array of exquisite yarns and textiles. Through a captivating demonstration, the secrets of the weaving technique will be revealed to you, inspiring you to unleash your imagination.

    Next, you'll have the opportunity to select your preferred colours, exploring the vibrant palette at your fingertips. With guidance from staff at Freewaver Studio, you'll embark on your own creative journey, skilfully assembling colours and creating mesmerising patterns.

    Throughout the workshop, refreshments such as coffee and tea will be available, ensuring you stay energised and inspired.

    What makes this workshop truly extraordinary is the chance to discover a traditional craft while embracing your unique artistic expression. This type of weaving allows you to weave together threads of tradition and creativity, resulting in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

    As the workshop draws to a close, you'll proudly take home your very own weaved table runner, a tangible testament to your creative journey. Each piece is infused with your personal touch, making it a truly special and meaningful keepsake.

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop


    Practical information

    Throughout the workshop, refreshments such as coffee and tea will be available.

    Wecandoo - Meet Erna Janine

    Meet Erna Janine

    Saori freeweaver

    Meet Erna Janine, a visionary artist weaving her way through creativity and mindfulness.

    Hailing from Holland, Erna Janine brings a unique touch to London as a master of the Saori weaving technique. Her weaving machines, carefully sourced from Japan, set the stage for her artistic mastery. Erna Janine's dedication to her craft led her to undertake an immersive month-long training in Japan, where she honed her skills and continues to return for inspiration. Not limited to one discipline, she also studied traditional handcraft at the Icelandic College and even ventured to India to host conferences in recent years.

    Erna Janine's expertise lies in the art of Saori weaving, a technique that celebrates boundless creativity and allows for the creation of truly one-of-a-kind pieces, even for beginners. Her passion for this craft shines through every meticulously crafted textile.

    But Erna Janine's approach extends beyond the loom. With a deep commitment to mental well-being, she advocates for the therapeutic power of craft. She believes that weaving can positively impact one's mental health and finds joy in helping others unlock their creative potential.

    Embracing an ecological mindset, Erna Janine incorporates a zero-waste policy into her work, utilising recycled fibres and sustainable practices. Her studio, nestled in the dynamic and ever-changing neighbourhood of Deptford Market Yard, is a luminous and colourful space that reflects her calm and welcoming nature.

    Erna Janine exudes a sense of tranquility and passion, always wearing a smile that reflects her love for her craft and her genuine desire to make a difference. She cherishes every opportunity to guide and inspire her students, empowering them to unlock their artistic potential and find solace in the creative process.

    1 comment

    Aferdita P

    Aferdita P


    I loved this workshop! Erna is an encouraging and patient teacher and made the whole process really simple. The whole experience was so meditative. It was nice having something I made to take home at the end of the class, I've already had compliments on it and it makes me happy whenever I see it. I'm looking forward to going back and making something else


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