Weaving online course

Do you know your weft from your warp? Introducing our new online weaving course…

Weaving is a great way to create beautiful handmade items for your home and wardrobe without the need for any existing craft skills. It is a simple technique in its most basic form and very versatile. Use your weaving to make scarves, pictures and even clothing. Although not a requirement, if you spin too you have the added bonus of being able to create things from the very beginning, sheep to scarf! Weaving is something that both adults and young people can enjoy.

This course will show you the basics of how to weave on a simple frame loom and progress to teaching you to use the versatile yet easy-to-use ‘rigid heddle’ loom. These looms can be used to make many things yet do not take up much room in your home and can be easily stored.

Through a combination of easy to follow videos filmed by Piotr Karter at Inlight Media and comprehensive supporting texts, experienced course tutor Janet Renouf-Miller of Create With Fibre will guide you through the weaving process from start to finish. At just £30 for 36 videos and 12 texts, it makes a great gift for any crafter… yourself included!

Price: £30

Click here to purchase the course for unlimited personal access for the lifetime of this website.

See here for an introduction to weaving and see the right-hand column for more resources.

See here for our other online courses.

Tutor

Janet works from home in South West Scotland, earning a living by writing and teaching spinning and weaving. Spinning or weaving for at least ten minutes a day helps keep her calm and focused and she uses it as a form of meditation.

She is a registered teacher with the Association of Weavers Spinners and Dyers and has taught at their renowned Summer School. Janet has also taught courses for many spinning and weaving Guilds, community groups, shops and voluntary organisations.

Her booklets on spinning, dyeing and knitting have proved popular with students who take her courses and this in turn led to the publication of two books. She loves low-tech and sustainable craft equipment such as handmade looms and spindles, as well as the amazing contemporary spinning wheels and looms that are now available.

She and her husband Lee run their home-based business Create With Fibre jointly and sell Lee’s hand made looms, as well as Ashford Handicrafts spinning and weaving equipment on their website, along with Janet’s books.

Contents

1. About Janet (pdf)

2. Part 1: Introduction (pdf)

3. Meet your tutor (video)

4. Introduction (video)

5. Part 2: Weaving on a simple frame loom (pdf)

6. The Dinky Loom (video)

7. How to change colour (video)

8. Changing to a smaller needle (video)

9. Finishing on a Dinky Loom (video)

10. The Midi Loom (video)

11. Starting to weave on the Midi Loom (video)

12. Adding texture to the weaving (video)

13. Finishing with a straight edge (video)

14. Part 3: Weaving on a Scarf Loom (pdf)

15. Scarf Looms (video)

16. Warping a Scarf Loom (video)

17. Weaving on a Scarf Loom (video)

18. How to fix the warp if it comes off the pins (video)

19. Finishing on a Scarf Loom (video)

20. The fringe (video)

21. Taking the scarf off the loom (video)

22. Trimming the fringe (video)

23. Part 4: The Rigid Heddle Loom (pdf)

24. Rigid Heddle Looms (video)

25. Part 5: Warping the loom (pdf)

26. Warping up a Rigid Heddle Loom and removing the peg (video)

27. Winding the warp onto the loom (video)

28. The weaving position (video)

29. Threading the holes (video)

30. Tie the groups of threads onto the loom (video)

31. Tension and secure the threads (video)

32. Weaving the header (video)

33. Part 6: Basic weaving, edge control and having fun with texture (pdf)

34. Starting to weave (video)

35. How to add texture (video)

36. Wonky weaving and more colours (video)

37. Part 7: Working with more than one colour (pdf)

38. How to change colour (video)

39. Part 8: Finishing the weaving (pdf)

40. Cutting the weaving off the loom (video)

41. How to twist the fringe (video)

42. Dealing with the ends (video)

43. Part 9: What to do if a warp thread breaks (pdf)

44. Repairing and finishing the weaving (video)

45. Part 10: How to do hemstitching (pdf)

46. Finish weaving with hem stitching (video)

47. Part 11: Further resources (pdf)

48. Some woven items, books and resources (video)

Price: £30

Click here to purchase the course for unlimited personal access for the lifetime of this website.

See here for an introduction to weaving and see the right-hand column for more resources.

Thanks to Create With Fibre and Inlight Media.

See here for our other online courses.

Sample video from the course.

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