Beginner | 45 min
Taught by 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.
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


Chapters
Basic Weaving Techniques
00:46
00:58
Loom Basics
03:40
05:50
05:40
Colorwork and Fringe
04:16
18:53
04:42
Finishing
05:48
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Hammer
  • ¾” wire nails
  • Pencil
  • Angled tapestry needle
  • Ruler
  • 12” long dowel (¼” diameter)
  • 12” x 16” canvas
  • 1 ½” x 10” piece of cardboard
  • Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choosing (Annabel uses approximately 400 yards of white, and one skein each of black, green, pink, and yellow)
  • Easel
  • Staple gun
  • Screwdriver (optional; for removing staples)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic fork
  • Discussion
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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.
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