Free Hand Weaving Projects for Beginners: Placements & Towels

Get the Basics Down and Get Weaving!

Handwoven placemats and towels are perfect for brand new weavers – or for experienced weavers looking for a weaving project that is both relaxing and uncomplicated. Learn how to weave placemats and towels from the beautiful weaving projects that the experts at Weaving Today have compiled in this free eBook.

Each of these 4 shaft weaving patterns for beginners is easy to accomplish and includes step-by-step instructions to complete it quickly and successfully. Download your free eBook today and start weaving placemats and towels that will bring a beautiful splash of color to any kitchen or table.

From a colorful, striped handwoven towel to a set of twelve different but coordinated handwoven placemats, weavers of all skill levels will find inspiration from the weaving projects offered in this free eBook. And all you need is a 4 shaft loom!

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Free Weaving Projects
These weaving patterns for beginners will get you weaving on the 4 shaft loom!

What’s Inside?

Experience the satisfaction of completing a woven mat and placing it on your table for the first time to be enjoyed for years to come. Add a truly personalized splash of color with a handwoven towel that is fun and easy to weave, or weave a whole set of coordinating placemats.

You’ll experiment with huck lace, twills, and plain weave variations as you master beginning weaving techniques for your 4 shaft loom.

Just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean you can’t weave something truly beautiful. Check out these weaving patterns for beginners and get weaving!

This ebook of free weaving patterns for beginners includes this technique for weaving twelve placemats on one warp.

Make the Most of Your Time Spent Warping

Anything but Plain, Twelve Placemats on One Warp by Janet Dawson

These handwoven placemats are all about color – and lots of it! The weave structure could not be simpler and the weaving is almost too easy. But watching the constantly shifting warp colors and using a different weft color for each placemat will hold your weaving interest. When you’re all finished with this free weaving project, you’ll have twelve different but coordinated, customizable handwoven placemats from just one warp.

Huck weaving is a great structure for weaving patterns for beginners, like this free weaving project.

Huck Weaving Patterns for Beginners

Elegant Placemats by Suzie Liles

Weave a placemat using inexpensive yarn that is quick to weave, easy to care for, and sure to please! This free weaving project can be woven in any color – Suzie suggests natural colors, because they can look more elegant and provide great wedding gifts. Experiment with huck weaving as you weave handwoven gifts or decor for your own home. Huck makes great weaving for beginners!

Practicing with stripes and plaids is perfect weaving for beginners.

Weaving for Beginners

Playing With Stripes by Jean Korus

Towels are wonderful weaving patterns for beginners, because there’s so much room to experiment. Add a splash of colorful stripes to the kitchen with these beautiful and easy to weave striped dishtowels. This weaving project is great for brand-new weavers or the experienced weaver looking for something relaxing and less complicated. Weave a variety of different towels on a striped warp and enjoy playing with the different colors and patterns as you go.

Learn to weave huck and get tons of other 4 shaft weaving projects for beginners here!

Experiment with Huck Weaving

Huck Windows, Dish Towels in Linen and Lace by Marjorie Erickson

This free weaving project incorporates the huck lace structure using linen – the fiber of choice for a quality handwoven towel. You’ll expand your huck weaving skills while weaving an absorbent, durable towel for your kitchen. Find out how that huck patterning appears during wet finishing, and discover which yarns will emphasize the lacy structure. Weaving patterns for beginners don’t have to be boring!

Get five 4 shaft weaving patterns for beginners right here!

Twills: 4 Shaft Weaving for Beginners

Spring Bouquet Towels by Laura Fry

A variegated yarn can add zest to your weaving, but variegated yarns are often more expensive than solids, so use them as an accent and/or a color inspiration. Laura decided to design a set of towels to experiment with the colors in her new variegated yarn. The project instructions are written so you can weave four towels in each of her colorways. You can pick your favorite or go wild and weave them all.

These free beginning weaving projects will jump-start creativity.

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Four shaft weaving for beginners, including detailed weaving instructions for the four shaft loom and five beginner weaving patterns.