Online Workshop 9/29: Circular Weaving


Supply Options

This online workshop takes place on Thursday, September 29th, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PT via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions before the workshop.  

Traditional weaving looms are amazing - they also tend to be the size of an upright piano (or small pipe organ!) Consider this class an introduction to NON-traditional weaving - with round looms that fit perfectly in your lap. Join designer and maker Robert Mahar and learn a unique approach to an old-school craft - it’s an opportunity to play with beautiful yarn and make a grouping of three weavings to hang on your wall.

The heart of this class is an elegant craft hack in which you’ll learn how to transform classic embroidery hoops into round weaving looms. The technique takes a little practice, but it’s so rewarding! Need a little encouragement? Order the supply kit and Robert will include two looms already warped for you and ready to weave. Kits include enough materials to create a trio of circular weavings.


Choose from two booking options:

1. Provide Your Own Materials.

2. Purchase A Supply Kit. Register by Sept. 21st to receive your kit in time for class. Any later, please choose priority shipping at checkout!

Supply Kit Includes:

  • Three wood embroidery hoops (6", 8" and 10" in diameter) - two of which will arrive already warped by Robert!
  • warp string
  • a limited palette of beautiful wool and acrylic yarn
  • hand-drilled craft stick weaving tool
  • written instructions

About the instructor:
Robert Mahar is a California-based artist, designer, maker and embroidery enthusiast who teaches clever do-it-yourself projects and develops imaginative craft inspired products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at