Beginner | 45 min
Taught by 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.
Learn how to:
  • Create layers of multicolored fringe
  • Incorporate wool roving into your weaving
  • Stretch and twist wool roving to adjust thickness
  • Make Soumak stitches, which create a braided texture
  • Make Pulled Loop stitches to create a loopy texture
  • Make super short fringe
  • Use alternate ways to finish and hang your woven pieces


Chapters
More Complex Weaving Techniques
00:55
00:53
Adding Texture
06:36
09:27
04:43
07:46
05:00
Finishing
09:19
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Frame loom with a weaving in progress
  • Wool roving
  • Selection of medium-weight yarn in colors of your choosing
  • Two dowels
  • Large knitting needles
  • Ruler
  • Plastic fork
  • Tapestry needle with a bent tip
  • Scissors
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Weaving for Beginners
    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.
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    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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