Weaving for Beginners
Beginner | 45 min 25 sec
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Weaving for Beginners
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Part 1:
Weaving for Beginners: Basic Weaving Techniques
Annabel Wrigley
Annabel begins by showing you how to build your own loom using an inexpensive frame and nails, and then demonstrates how to set up the warp threads. Using any yarn you like, you’ll learn the basic over-under motion of classic weaving, and once you’ve mastered the essentials, you’ll learn how to create fringe, stripes, and colorful shapes. At the end of this first class, Annabel shows you how to take the weaving off the loom and turn it into a wall hanging.
Part 2:
Weaving for Beginners: More Complex Weaving Techniques
Annabel Wrigley
Now that you’ve set up your loom and understand basic weaving techniques, you’re ready to learn some new textural stitches. Annabel begins by introducing you to wool roving, showing how to use this thick fiber to create fluffy cloud-like sections. She also shows how to work the Soumak stitch, which creates neatly braided rows, as well as more textured pile stitches, like Pulled Loops and short Rya fringe. She concludes this course by showing you alternate ways to finish and display your woven pieces once they’re off the loom.
Annabel begins by showing you how to build your own loom using an inexpensive frame and nails, and then demonstrates how to set up the warp threads. Using any yarn you like, you’ll learn the basic over-under motion of classic weaving, and once you’ve mastered the essentials, you’ll learn how to create fringe, stripes, and colorful shapes. At the end of this first class, Annabel shows you how to take the weaving off the loom and turn it into a wall hanging. Learn how to:
  • Build a loom out of a simple frame
  • Warp the loom and check for tension
  • Create a “shed” for your warp threads using cardboard and a dowel
  • Create fringe using a Rya Knot
  • Create stripes in your weaving
  • Create colored shapes in your weaving using the “open slit” method and the “interlocking” method
  • Remove the weaving from the loom and finish the ends for hanging
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Paulette File
Instructor was easy to follow: not too fast or too slow. I liked that she showed me, step by step and up close, what she was doing and why. I also liked that she showed me how to build my own loom so I don't have to buy an expensive tool until I'm sure this is a craft I want to pursue.
November 12, 2022
Elizabeth Franklin
What a great idea to make a loom out of a canvas! I just found out my great grandmother used a huge loom and my dad would watch her throw the shuttle. I am going to make this piece for him. I watched the entire class and now I am going to gather my materials. I am looking forward to getting started.
October 10, 2022
Suzanne Gunnerson
So easy to follow and understand the instructions
More than 3 months ago