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 lot of equipment. It seems very expensive to get involved in. It's seems like there's just, there's a lot. A lot of terminology, a lot of little things to learn, and a lot of little very straightforward, very common sense things but they are absorbed and acquired over a long period of time. So remember to be patient with yourselves, as always, to just give yourself space to explore and learn and understand how things work.
The best way to start is to understand how basic cloth is created. Weaving is simply, at its most fundamental, just about holding one set of yarns under tensions, that's your warp threads, and then, the other thread, the weft thread, interlaces through those warp threads in different ways.
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the world of modern weaving by teaching you how to use the simplest of all looms: the frame loom. You will learn how to use basic weaving techniques such as:
- plain weave
- rya knots
- soumak braid
- looped tabby
Weaving has endless possibilities and little equipment is needed to get started so we hope you join us for Frame Loom Weaving Basics! Come on and weave weird with us!