About theweaversworkshop

The Weavers’ Workshop, Spon End is a non profit making group set up to promote the craft of weaving and  make it accessible to the Coventry Community.  We meet at the Weavers’ Workshop, 120 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, CV1 3BQ.

Happy New Year

The Workshop is open again, Monday 10-12.30 and Thursday 10-12.30

Here are the dates for the Weavers’ House Open Days 2018
11-4pm
Saturday 14 April
Sunday 6 May Heritage Crafts Day
Saturday 16 June
Sunday 22 July Tudor Games Day
Saturday 18 August
Heritage Open Days, from 10 – 4pm
Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September

Suggested latest entry time is 3.30pm.

Please note that there is no entry to the solar (upstairs room containing the loom) on Heritage Open Days

45 plus 5 Hats made by the Weavers – Well done !

For our Christmas project, we made 45 hats to be donated to Carriers of Hope. Ingrid kindly donated an extra five. The hats were for the young and old in a variety of colours and styles. The yarn was kindly paid for by the Bethel Church, Coventry.

Ingrid went along to Carriers of Hope yesterday and presented the hats. They were very appreciative, thanked us profusely and send greetings and best wishes to Weaver’s Workshop.
Founder and chair of Carriers of Hope, Coventry Sue Sampson is accepting the box of hats in the first photo.

Weaving Poppies on Saturday 4th November 2017

A busy and productive day with members of the public both old and young enjoying a break from shopping with us in the Lower Precint in Coventry City Centre.

This was the first person to have a go, this is Frances who was very pleased she made a lovely white poppy.

This gentleman who hails from Nottinghamshire who was visiting family in Coventry enjoyed making a white poppy.

All in all a good day. Thank you for your help fellow Weavers.

Lunch and education

On 21st September, some of us weavers braved the rain and met up for lunch at the Rising Cafe at Coventry Cathedral, a lovely lunch and good company. We then went to the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry to see the Viking Exhibition. Very interesting it was too.

We had a slot booked for a demonstration on the loom.

As you can see, the Viking loom is a vertical warp-weighted loom. The same principle as say a modern rigid heddle loom but much harder work.

See this video for further information


Pam is showing her drop spindle skills.

Margaret is giving it a try

As you can see, some of us just could not resist dressing up as Vikings. No prizes for guessing who !!