How to Weave with Cotton: A Free Tutorial

Cotton is almost every weaver’s favorite fiber, especially for those who are new to weaving. It’s cheap, it comes in a million colors, and it’s easy to work with. Plus, cotton can be woven to create a variety of projects for the home–and of course, they’re all super soft!

In Weaving Today’s latest eBook, we delve into cotton weaves with two free weaving projects for 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms, plus valuable tips for wet finishing handwoven cotton cloth. If you’re not already a cotton-lover, we guarantee you’ll be one after browsing through this free guide!



How to weave cotton

Handwoven Cotton Projects that are Great for Intermediate and Expert Weavers

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Cotton weaving process tutorial

Double-Faced Cotton Twill Mats

By Kate Lange-McKibben

Double-faced twills are a good way to make thicker cloth. Designed for both the 4-shaft and 8-shaft loom, these twill table mats are perfect for holiday placesettings, or on your everyday table.

Weaving of cotton tutorial

Pinwheels Redux Napkins

By Christina Garton

Make six napkins with just two cones!
Designed for the 8-shaft loom, this project yields six napkins in an intricate pinwheel design. Consider playing with color to expand your design options even further–you can even turn these napkins into towels by adding additional warp.

Cotton weaves tutorial

Finishing Handwoven Cotton Fabrics

By Sharon Alderman

To understand what cotton needs in the finishing process, it helps to think a little about the fiber itself. This is a guide to finishing cotton weaves.

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How to weave cotton