The creative classes at the ethical home décor studio Tribe Dubai are back for 2018, kicking off with two workshops in January that will introduce you to the art of flat weaving and macramé. Spend the sessions learning or fine-tuning a new talent, and collaborating and brainstorming ideas and design projects with likeminded creatives in the heart of Al Quoz’s artistic cluster.

Flat weaving on January 24

On Wednesday January 24, 9am to 1pm, you’ll explore the technique of flat weaving using an array of materials, from feathers to driftwood, and create an original piece to take home. In this four-hour session you can design a beautiful small flat weave, such as a wall hanging or placemat, or start a bigger textile project, such as a beautiful handmade cushion or rug to complement your own interiors scheme.

Macramé making on January 27

On Saturday January 27, 9am to 1pm, take a creative workshop that will teach you the skills of macramé, a gorgeous textile art form that's become a popular micro-trend in interiors in recent months, beautiful in its simplicity and conjuring up chilled out beach vibes and tribal accents with its mix of decorative knots and loose yarns. In this class, you'll learn how to make the basic knots of this craft using traditional macramé materials such as cords of cotton twine, linen, jute, and wool, enabling you to make a beautiful wall hanging to take home. Interestingly, the history of macramé originates from the word migramah used by 13th century Arabic weavers. Migramah refers to the decorative fringes on camels and horses which helped keep away insects in the deserts of northern Africa.

Each class is Dh350 per person and includes the materials which are provided. Both classes will be hosted by Tribe Dubai's Natalie Peeters at Tribe Dubai, The Collective, The Courtyard, Al Quoz. To register to attend, email or call 050 142 8248.