WEAVING COURSES

Learn to weave your own scarves, shawls, and garments, as well as both decorative and functional items for your home. If you are new to weaving, we suggest starting with the Essential Weaving course and then moving to the Rigid Heddle, Multishaft, or Tapestry courses, depending on what kind of loom you want to work with. Handwoven Colour is an exploration of how handpainted and hand-dyed yarns can be applied to weaving projects.

LATEST WEAVING PATTERNS

Double Weave duet Sampler bag
Felicia Lo

Duet Sampler Double Weave

Make the most of a compact 4-shaft loom with a narrower weaving width by weaving a double-width blanket! Use a wool and silk blend yarn to create a beautiful cloth with softness, sheen, and drape in a simple plain weave. Create your own colour combo for this blanket.

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Double Width Blanket
Felicia Lo

Double Weave Blankets

Make the most of a compact 4-shaft loom with a narrower weaving width by weaving a double-width blanket! Use a wool and silk blend yarn to create a beautiful cloth with softness, sheen, and drape in a simple plain weave. Create your own colour combo for this blanket.

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5/1 lace var runner amanda wood
Amanda Wood

Lacy Squares + Runner Rigid Heddle Pattern

For this project we’ll explore pick-up sticks and learn how to use warp and weft floats on their own and in combination. We’ll make five samples that would make lovely table squares. Then you can choose a structure you have woven and expand it into a table runner on a second wider warp.

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colour & weave gamp Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Colour & Weave Gamp

A gamp is a sampler, a weaver’s way of using a single warp to test out multiple ideas. It could be a colour gamp or a weave structure gamp or in this case a gamp that explores colour patterns. Colour and Weave is not a weave structure but rather a pattern, in the sense that it is simply plain weave with the addition of colour effects through alternating light and dark threads.

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82203 Amanda Wood Breakfast eggs towels gist colour and weave
Amanda Wood

Breakfast Eggs Towels Pattern

The first warp uses an easy all over houndstooth colour sequence leaving areas of solid yellow and white just like you would have in a fried egg and the second shows you how to use just a bit of striping to create a colour and weave highlight in the corner of your towels with a more muted scrambled egg palette where buttery and deep yellow combine. Mix and match and make them your own.

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82202 M&W twill Fry
Laura Fry

M & W Placemats Weaving Pattern

These 4-shaft Ms and Ws twill placemats are quick to weave up in 3/2 cotton. Weave a set of 4 matching placemats or weave one long table runner. By changing up your treadling progressions, you can weave a series of different twill patterns too!

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82202 Fry wall of troy project planning
Laura Fry

Wall of Troy Runner Weaving Pattern

In The Intentional Weaver course with Laura Fry, we learned how to beam a warp using a trapeze and this is the project we put on the loom. It’s a 5-yard / 4.6 m long 3/2 cotton warp that we threaded on 8 shafts in a “wall of troy” threading pattern. This pattern can also be threaded on 4 shafts, so both drafts are included here. Changing the treadling will produce new patterns.

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WK Greenlaw Krokbragd Sampler 2
Debby Greenlaw

Scandinavian Sampler

Inspired by a rosepath pattern found in a vintage Swedish book of weaving designs. The sampler has a variety of motifs commonly found in krokbragd weaving. They are arranged in colorful bands with a broader field in the middle of the design.

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82103 CWWRH rigid heddle clasped weft cherry blossoms scarf Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Cherry Blossoms Scarf Pattern

Clasped weft project. Inspired by the characteristic warm pinks of spring cherry blossoms, this long, drapey silk-merino scarf is perfect for shoulder seasons where you want to wrap a soft cloth many times to keep out the cold.

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82103 CWWRH rigid heddle cherry blossoms cowl Wood
Amanda Wood

Cherry Blossoms Cowl Pattern

Clasped warp project. Inspired by the characteristic warm pinks of spring cherry blossoms, this silk-merino cowl is perfect for shoulder seasons. Combining warp interlocking and plain-weave it’s a great project to highlight the power of the rigid heddle loom. Sewing the ends together creates an easy to wear cowl.

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82104 Weaving Twills 4 Shaft Lo gist blanket
Felicia Lo

Rosepath Blankets

In the pattern, Felicia makes a series of twill blankets, but you could use the same idea and weave pillows, or a table runner, or a scarf.

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LATEST WEAVING POSTS

Crackle Weave
Felicia Lo

Learn to Weave

Learn to weave online with a multishaft loom or a rigid heddle loom. Learn to read weaving drafts and design your own handwoven projects.

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Heddle Rod SetUp

A heddle rod is a wonderful tool when you have two pickup sticks that don’t slide past each other and you are making weft floats.

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Using a Heddle Rod

Learn how to use a heddle rod on your loom, as well as how to use a heddle rod and pick up sticks together.

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

DIY Tensioning Device

Learn how to tension your warp on the rigid heddle loom as you are winding it on. I used three quarters of an inch rods

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Leno Lace

Leno uses a pickup stick to twist alternating warp ends around each other, creating a pattern that is held in place with a single weft pick. There are multiple ways to do this on a rigid heddle loom. I’ll show you how it’s done for the Leno napkins pattern designed by Christine Jablonski for Gist and then a few variations.

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Rainbow colours on woven fabric by Marjoram Lynn
Robyn Gibbons

Featured Student: Marjoram Lynn

What if it felt like time to fill your own cup back up, and enjoy a little (or a lot) of self-care? After talking with Marjoram Lynn, you’ll understand how self-care is really a tool for their (and could be for your own) mental health.

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Green cloth of a woven scarf. Is it Good Cloth?
Amanda Buckley

What Is Good Cloth?

When you come and sit down at your loom, what are you focused on? Are you obsessing over a perfectly balanced cloth? Perhaps you are

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Maurice Brassard Cotton Yarn
Laura Fry

Those Pesky Numbers

New weavers sometimes have a bit of a challenge coming to grips with the numbering systems used to identify their yarns, and Laura explains all the info needed to break down those pesky number counts.

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