How To Weave

Reach your creative goals by learning how to weave from the experts at Weaving Today. Whether you’re looking for weaving loom instructions or are exploring new weaving techniques, we have the tips, instruction, and free resources to take your handwoven projects to the next level. Explore all of the amazing resources and free guides to enhance your weaving. Every one of our free weaving projects includes detailed instructions and materials lists to ensure you have everything you need to learn how to weave and create beautiful handwoven garments and projects.

Learn the ins and outs of choosing yarn for weaving.

All About Yarns for Weavers

Confession time: I’m a yarn-subber. I have never used the recommended yarn in any project I’ve ever made, neither knitting nor weaving. Usually, I don’t even choose one that’s close. In his video The Weaver’s Yarn Companion, Tom Knisely says, “Please, try different yarns. Be a little bit experimental. Don’t always go by the recipe.…

Itajime shibori is trendy and versatile--what will you design?

Make Your Mark with Itajime Shibori

Shibori is trendy, versatile, and tons of fun, especially if you have Elizabeth McTear as your guide! Elizabeth works with natural dyes that are safe for you and the environment, and she’ll teach you to do the same in her new video, Natural Shibori: Itajime. Here’s Elizabeth herself to share what you can expect to…

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Ask Deb Essen Your Weaving Questions

The best thing about working for Handwoven and Weaving Today is access to the experts. Whenever I have a weaving question, the best help out there is right at my fingertips. Now you also have the opportunity to ask those questions on weaving basics to one of the most inspiring, knowledgeable weaving teachers out there:…

Understanding the basics of color theory will greatly improve your weaving design ability.

Color Theory Basics for Weavers

Color choice is a very personal thing, but, as anyone who’s ever created a muddy-looking weaving project knows, there is definitely some degree of right and wrong in weaving design. Once you know the ins and outs of choosing colors for weaving, you’ll be able to confidently combine colors that will complement each other and…

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Profile Drafts: Unlocking Geometric Design

Have you dreamed of weaving confidently from profile drafts, translating endless geometric patterns into easy-to-design block weaves? Then Deb Essen’s new video, Unlocking Profile Drafts, is for you! Here’s Deb herself to explain what she loves so much about profile drafts, and to give you a sense of what you can expect in her video.…

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Weave Along with Liz Gipson

One of our contributors, the wonderful Liz Gipson, recently lived a weaving instructor’s nightmare: a number of her sample projects got lost in shipping. Apparently the train carrying her projects derailed (no injuries). The box the projects were shipped in experienced enough damage that a number of projects jumped ship. We’re very sad for Liz and her…

Learn tons of beginner weaving techniques from Tom Knisely and Linda Ligon!

Weaving Experts in Your Studio

Here’s Christina to share some of her favorite go-to weaving resources—those books and videos that let you free up head space for ideas and creativity! These timeless reference books and videos are like having experts right there in your studio to share their best weaving techniques! ~Andrea For many years, I kept The Better Homes…

Rigid-heddle loom projects that stretch the bounds of rigid-heddle weaving.

You Wove That on a Rigid Heddle?

I’m becoming a rapid convert to rigid-heddle weaving. Especially in the summer, when my schedule is full and I can’t stand to spend any more time inside than I must, the rigid heddle gives me the flexibility and portability I need to keep weaving! But if you’re a new weaver like me, it can be…

Learn how to warp a loom three ways with these weaving tutorials!

Complete Warping Steps

Fear of warping is one of the main things that holds new weavers back—but don’t let it scare you! You can take joy in the methodical process, and the more you do it, the easier it gets. Of course, having detailed step-by-step instructions at hand is a must the first few times you warp your loom!…