Class 1: Weaving Essentials
This class will teach you a variety of beginner weaving techniques.
- Tools and materials
- Making your own wooden frame loom
- Warping your loom
- Starting a weaving
- How to tabby/plain weave (with good tension)
- Finishing a weaving
- Two different ways to make fringe
- Attaching a dowel for hanging
When you purchase this class, you will receive an email receipt with access to a 34 minute long instructional video, and an 18-page expanded booklet (PDF) to either download or stream/read online.
* Be sure to include and spell-check your email address at checkout in order to receive the files!
I recommend downloading the video to watch it in the best HD quality, but if you would prefer to stream it online, you can watch the video as many times as you'd like - the files do not expire!
The expanded booklet contains the full transcribed text, as well as plenty of bonus information not mentioned in the video; including details on where to find the tools, materials, and supplies that I recommend; tips for being environmentally sustainable; tips for achieving “good” tension in your weaving, and more.
Being self-taught in my practice, all of the techniques included in this class have been learned through hands-on experimentation. Everything is specific to my own learning and creative process, and is by no means the only way to weave. The purpose of this class is to give you an intimate look into my artistic practice, which will specifically focus on the essential techniques that I use to create my own woven artworks.
A note on pricing:
If you are unable to afford the cost of $30 CAD, please contact me directly and we can work something out.
Thank you! Happy weaving :-)
A great warp yarn is the 8/8 Un-Mercerized Brassard Cotton Weaving Yarn in Natural by Gist Yarn. Buy it here.