Peg loom workshop – Design Canberra Festival

Peg loom workshop

Join Helen Keogh at her open studio for a peg loom workshop.

Helen Keogh is a designer and maker of one-off, hand made fashion textile goods. Her range includes unique hand woven clutches, bags and fashion scarves for men and women in luxury fibres, as well as a collection of beautifully hand painted individual silk scarves. All of Keoghs’ individual hand finished creations use the most beautiful fibres and patterns to create unique heirloom pieces. 

A peg loom is a simple weaving loom. Handheld weaving sticks use the same principle. A peg loom is a board, usually wooden, with one or more rows of holes, and a set of wooden or nylon pegs which fit into these holes. Each peg is a dowel with a hole drilled along its diameter near one end.

Participants will learn the basics to create a piece during the workshop. The cost of the workshop includes materials and participants can take the peglooms home with them.

Experience level: beginner

Money made from workshops and 10% of artwork sales will be donated to a textiles village in Gujarat India, to help buy supplies for their weaving and embroidery work. Keogh went on a textiles cultural tour through Gujarat last December. 

Peg loom workshop
Sat 14 Nov 2020
15:00 – 16:00

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.