How To

how to

I love sharing my passion for making with others. Whether you are a teacher looking for ideas for use within your classroom or an enthusiastic crafter, here are a few ideas. You might like to join me at a workshop for that personal help with lots of tips and advice.

Weaving Resource for Teachers

I had the pleasure of being asked by the Crafts Council to create a resource for teachers. This resource suggests ways that teachers may like to explore weaving within their own classrooms with their students. You can find this lesson plan and video on the Crafts Council website, Weaving on a Cardboard Loom – Teacher’s Resource.

Weave your own Egg Decorations

Using limited materials you can weave your own gorgeous egg decorations.

Woven Egg 9

Click here to follow detailed step by step instructions of how you can create your own Woven Egg.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the machine called that you weave on?

A loom, and the person operating the loom and doing the weaving is called a weaver.

Which is the warp and which is the weft?

Most often the warp runs vertically; think of these threads as the ones that form the structure into which the weft yarn is then added horizontally.

What loom should I buy?

All looms have their own unique purpose, from a cardboard loom, to peg looms, to table and floor looms. The best loom to use will be different for everyone depending on your hopes and ambitions, previous experience and space available!

How did you begin your career?

If you are interested in learning more about how I became a self-employed weaver and educator you can discover my Craft Journey here. This is a great resource for KS3, KS4 & KS5 teachers and their pupils when thinking about careers within the creative sector.

What does your normal week look like?

As a freelancer, I am really lucky that my weeks are never the same. Sometimes I might be working with a school, helping to produce a collaborative whole school outcome, then I might deliver a one-off workshop for adults, before doing some admin or weaving for a private commission.

Contact Me

Email: mail@agnissmallwood.co.uk

Phone Number: 07782147615