Owl Weaving Workshop Online

Start date: 15 May 22
Day: Sunday
Course length: 0 day course
Time: 11:00 to 13:00


Full Fee: £15.00

Over 65's Fee: £13.50

Benefit Fee: £12.00

Course Code: £OC09

Tutor: Jackie Bennett

Length: 0 Weeks

Term: Summer Weeks

Type: workshop Weeks

Code Letter: OC Weeks


This is an online workshop. Please check material lists section below for extra details. Weave a small owl, (or fantasy bird) using readily available materials from your home, to make a simple loom. In this online workshop, we will meet on Zoom to share a little weaving time together. A list of materials to gather together to make your loom and weave on it will be supplied in advance (these include scissors, sellotape, string, yarns, sticks and a cardboard box, tray or picture frame). Having talked you through construction of a loom, we will try simple weaving techniques to construct the body of your owl. With time to feedback, you can then complete your owl at your own pace, adding eyes and a beak. A set of instructions will be supplied so you can continue at home and maybe go on to create a whole owl family. This is a fun way to explore weaving and you will be amazed that you can weave using materilas that you gather yourself. Please see materilas list for detials of what you'd need to bring to this workshop.

Materials List

This is a very cost-effective online workshop where you learn to weave on recycled materials. So you need to provide the following materials ahead of the workshop: 1. Loom: Any plastic food tray (used to pack fruit, veg, and meat) or small strong box such as a shoebox or strong, thin-edged picture frame with glass and back removed. 2. Thin sticks x2 (eg. garden canes, tree prunings, or even pencils, chopsticks, BBQ skewers, etc.) length to fit the width of the top and bottom of the box/ tray (2 per loom) 3. Warp: Strong string (coloured garden string is ideal, or parcel string natural cotton or jute is best), crochet cotton, or whatever yarn you have 4. Weft: Wool (such as chunky knitting or carpet wool) and synthetic yarns or string, thin strips of material or plastic, ribbons, etc. "œ anything flexible and at least 20cm long. 5. Sellotape, scissors, and ruler 6. Buttons, beads, etc. for eyes and beak, glue or needle and thread As this is online you need a computer or tablet with Zoom and internet connection You will receive an email directly from the tutor with a link to attend the meeting ahead of your session. Please ensure you book with your current email address. This is a fun session in which full instructions will be provided, live online, including diagrams. Additional learning materials will be provided, by email, for those wishing to continue at home.

Fees & Further Information

Please note: All 10, and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.


  • You will need to have paid in full for your course or workshop to guarantee your place. We do not accept deposit or part payments. Course and workshops are becoming increasingly popular, so please book early in order to guarantee your place.
  • We do offer concession rates for anyone over 65, NHS staff (blue light cards), Students or claiming the benefits listed below. As we are a self-funded organisation we receive no financial support, in order to offer these rates.
  • The concessionary rate is for those whose sole source of income is from a state benefit. We accept Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. Please show a recent letter or statement stating your benefit when enrolling.


  • In the event that we have to cancel a course, we aim to inform you 2 working days before the start date, or at least 24 hours before a day workshop. If we have to cancel a course, then you will receive a full credit note or refund.
  • If you wish to cancel your place you must inform us up to 14 days before the start date of your course or workshop. In this case you will receive a refund minus a 15% admin fee.
  • If you give us less than 14 days notice, or your course or workshop has already started a refund will be not given.

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If a course has already started, please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.  


  • You must be over 18 years old to attend a course or workshop at the Bristol Folk House.
  • All our courses and workshops are non-accredited and will not receive a certificate for attending.
  • We offer a range of courses at all levels and our tutors make every effort to accommodate your individual needs. Before choosing you may want to speak to the tutor to make sure the course is right for you. Please contact the office.
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Access/ Parking

  • Much as we would like to provide access for all, the Folk House has no level access or accessible facilities.
  • We have no onsite car parking at the Bristol Folk House but there are many paid parking spots in the area. Please ask us for details on parking or see our website for more detail.
  • We are on a busy bus route and have plenty of bike racks in our courtyard garden.