Multishaft Looms

Explore the world of multishaft loom weaving with 4-shaft looms, 8-shaft looms, and looms with 16 harnesses (or more!). Learn how to get the most from your table loom or floor loom.

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Furniture Prudes, Unite!

    A supplemental warp overshot runner by Deb Essen, featured in the November/December issue of Handwoven Anita Osterhaug Editor, Handwoven Magazine weavingtoday.com I was raised a furniture prude: any naked cabinet was a profound embarrassment. Tables, dressers, coffee tables, end tables, and sideboards all had to be properly clothed–a practice that kept the women…

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Weaving Good Habits

    The Efficient Weaver video focuses on developing good habits to save time and reduce stress on your body. Deb Essen Contributor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com I always say it’s a good day when I learn something new. The day I watched The Efficient Weaver video by Laura Fry was a very good day! Have…

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Listening to Your Loom

Back a couple years ago I wrote about my first time warping my floor loom for a set of Finnish twill dishtowels. It was a harrowing experience as my air conditioning-free house was about 90 degrees and there was a rooster across the street that for two hours straight would not stop crowing. Still, eight…

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The Efficient Weaver

As the holiday season approaches, and the warps I put on my loom get longer and longer I know I try to find the balance between weaving quickly, but at the same time not hurrying. Fortunately for me, Laura Fry's new video The Efficient Weaver covers just this topic. After several decades at the loom,…

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Take a Class with Robyn Spady

A few weeks ago, Robyn Spady launched our new weaving webinar program, and over 2,000 of you signed up to join her for an interactive online presentation full of fresh ideas for successful weaving. A good time was had by all, and in two weeks, Robyn will be sharing even more ideas. Here's Laura Esposito,…

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Loom Maintenance and a Pledge of Patience

One of the wonderful things about making weaving videos is the dialogue that develops between the "stars," our beloved weaving teachers, and the viewers. Everyone learns! Here's our dear friend Tom Knisely to tell you what he's learned from the weavers who've watched his video. ––Anita    Tom Knisely and one of the many, manylooms…

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Heres a Toast to Alternative Second Warp Beams

    Karen's supplementary warp and weights Barbara Walker said it in a nutshell. “Since the pattern warp takes up differently from the ground warp, it must be tensioned separately. This is most easily done on a loom with two beams.”   This wasn’t exactly the answer I was looking for when I went searching for…

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Spring Cleaning and Loom Maintenance

    Pattie's less-than-tidy studio The other day my neat-freak husband came into my studio and commented on the mess. It’s true, and that is just the way I work. This fact of my life became totally okay with me last October. During the Taos Wool Festival, I visited the studio of a remarkable weaver…

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Living With Looms

For most weavers, buying a harness loom is a big commitment. And as with most committed relationships, living happily with a loom takes some effort. At first it's starry-eyed infatuation with the lovely wood, the number of harnesses, maybe the weaving width you've always wanted, but then the realities of everyday weaving set in, and…

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Another Freebie from Weaving Today!

All About Weaving Looms with Weaving Today: A Guide to Selecting and Using a Weaving Loom Maybe you are contemplating an addition to your loom collection? I know. It is shameful, but many of us do have loom collections. Perhaps you want to take the plunge and buy your first loom? It can be overwhelming…