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The accommodation of the weaving centre is special: the former auditorium called De Haven of the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (Church) in Finsterwolde, a village in East Groningen.

In 1923, the clergyman and the sexton have lived in the house adjacent to it. Built in the fifties, the auditorium consists of an entrance hall with toilet, a classroom of around 7m x 7m, a kitchen, bathroom, a barn and a stage. The large windows make the room nice and light.

In 2009 we renovated the building and made it accessible for wheelchairs. The yarn cupboards and new curtains have made it look very snug.


Course Hours

From 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00 to 6.00pm. 

Lunch from 1.00pm – 2.00pm.
The workshop can stay open longer for those who wish to work independently.


A course week costs € 350.00. This includes lessons, course book, yarns, use of a loom and other equipment, coffee, tea and a vegetarian lunch with soup or salad and bread. 


50% at registration, the remaining 50% two weeks prior to the course.

Hiring materials after the course

After the course a table loom with accessories can be hired for € 25 per month for a period of 12 months.


There are many options. A tent can be put up in the orchard. You can take showers, use the toilet and kitchen of the workshop. More luxurious B&B’s and apartments are located nearby.  See links

Western weaving 

For young people from age 12, students and adult beginners

Ethnic weaving

For those who have mastered the basics.