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Courses

  • 3 Lessons

    Rigid Heddle Study Group: Colour & Weave

    Join us for the Rigid Heddle Study Group at the School! Running from August 4th to August 26th, 2022; this study group will work through content from Amanda Wood's course: Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom, from weaving a colour & weave gamp, wet finishing your gamp and weaving either the class pattern or designing your woven cloth.

    New lessons will be released on Thursdays each week. We're happy to have you here!

  • 4 Lessons

    Fundamentals of Weaving Series

    Join us for the upcoming Live Lecture Series with Master Weaver Laura Fry! The first Wednesday of every second month, Laura will join us live through Zoom to share a series of lectures on weaving fundamentals she's developed.

    2022 Live Lectures Schedule:

    • May 4th: A Good Yarn
    • July 6th: The Toolbox
    • September 7th: Goldilocks Zone: Tension
    • November 2nd: Decoding the Code: Drafts and Drafting 
  • 5 Lessons

    Magic in the Water

    Welcome to Magic in the Water: Wet finishing for Weaving. We're going to look at what happens when you take your project from the loom and wet finish it. The final step in bringing your individually interlaced threads into real cloth!

  • 6 Lessons

    Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom

    Taught by Amanda Wood, this course explores pattern and colour, and how these things work together in our handwoven projects. We learn how to approach a new to you yarn – trying different combinations, playing with the sett and learning about how to respond to its particular character. Amanda also covers weaving a gamp, giving us information about how pattern and colour work together, then taking this information to make a project entirely unique to ourselves.

  • 12 Lessons

    The Intentional Weaver

    In this course, master weaver Laura Fry shares her techniques for weaving efficiently and ergonomically. Join us to learn her practices for every step of the weaving process, from planning a project to winding a warp to dressing the loom.

  • 9 Lessons

    Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts

    In this first weaving study group, we will work on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and work towards weaving our first twill gamp. Following this study group, you'll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you've chosen to work with.

  • 7 Lessons

    Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts

    Explore the many ways you can weave twill fabrics using just four shafts, taught by Felicia Lo Wong! The first project in this workshop will be weaving a twill gamp, which is a way for us to experiment with many different variations of twill. And then using the information we learned from making this twill gamp, we’ll design our own project!
  • 8 Lessons

    Clasped Warp & Weft on Rigid Heddle

    The rigid heddle loom is a wonderful tool for weaving small projects like scarves and cowls, and in this course, we'll explore two-colour interlocking projects, to create two very different scarves. Taught by Amanda Wood.
  • 9 Lessons

    Weaving Krokbragd

    Taught by Debby Greenlaw, author of Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave and Krokbragd Patterns, learn about the beautiful Norwegian weaving technique called Krokbragd!
  • 5 Lessons

    Handwoven Colour

    The focus of this ongoing series will be on working with colour and incorporating handpainted and hand-dyed yarns into our handwoven projects. Specifically, we’ll look…
  • 10 Lessons

    Multishaft Weaving Basics

    Learn to weave! In this multishaft weaving course, we will learn how to dress a table loom and floor loom and weave a sampler project.
  • 13 Lessons

    Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics

    In this course, we are going to be learning how to use this versatile loom with two projects: a sock yarn scarf and a sock/lace scarf. Throughout these videos, you'll learn how to:
    • Calculate how much material you'll need to weave the kind of scarf or wrap you want
    • How to use the direct warp method
    • How to use the indirect warp method
    • How to use a basic weave structure to make a scarf
    • How to finish a scarf
    • Further resources to take your rigid heddle weaving to the next level
  • 15 Lessons

    Essential Weaving

    This course is designed to be an overview of the essential concepts to weave on your rigid heddle loom, multi-shaft loom, or whatever loom you choose.
  • 12 Lessons

    Frame Loom Weaving Basics

    Weaving can sometimes be a little bit intimidating to people to get started because it seems like when you start weaving that you need a…