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Everything you need to start weaving with confidence.

Episode descriptions

What You Need: Choosing a Loom
1 . Episode: What You Need: Choosing a Loom
23min

Meet Deborah Jarchow and start class by getting familiar with the loom's anatomy. Discover what features to look for in a rigid heddle loom and how to choose the best loom for your projects.

What You Need: Weaving Basics
2 . Episode: What You Need: Weaving Basics
15min

Warp, weft, sett, beat. These are only some of the words you'll learn in this lesson as you explore a few tools that will make your weaving more enjoyable.

What You Need: Choosing Yarn
3 . Episode: What You Need: Choosing Yarn
23min

Yes, you can use knitting yarns for weaving (in most cases)! Deborah explains the characteristics of good weaving yarns, what to look for in warp and weft yarns and how to prepare them for weaving.

Method: Warping the Loom
4 . Episode: Method: Warping the Loom
35min

Warping the loom is the foundation of weaving. Find out how to achieve consistent tension with direct warping, plus learn solutions for common beginner issues.

Method: Plain Weave
5 . Episode: Method: Plain Weave
27min

With the loom warped, you're ready to practice creating cloth! See how to load the shuttle and weave your yarn consistently, keep track of length as you go and add another strand of yarn when you inevitably run out.

Method: Fixes & Finishing
6 . Episode: Method: Fixes & Finishing
25min

As you continue weaving, you're bound to encounter some tension issues. Learning to spot and fix them on the loom is easier than you might think! See how to secure your weaving with hemstitching or knots so you can remove it from the loom without it unraveling.

Make It: Fringe Bag
7 . Episode: Make It: Fringe Bag
21min

Weave your first project: a small, sturdy bag! You'll learn to warp for this project project and see how color changing yarns work up on the loom. Then, wet finish it to allow the fibers to relax.

Make It: Finishing the Fringe Bag
8 . Episode: Make It: Finishing the Fringe Bag
14min

Complete your fringe bag by sewing it together with a simple hand stitch. You'll learn to make and attach a twisted cord handle to finish it off.

Make It: Striped Scarf
9 . Episode: Make It: Striped Scarf
19min

Can't choose just one yarn? Good news: you won't have to when you make this stunning scarf! Use a variety of warp yarns to create wonderful textures. See how to warp with multiple yarns, then finish up your scarf by creating twisted fringe.

Make It: Plaid Dishtowels
10 . Episode: Make It: Plaid Dishtowels
31min

Explore plaid patterns on your loom. Discover how to warp with doubled thread to create the cloth, and play with pattern repeats to create two different plaid cloths. Afterward, finish your towels with a simple hem.

Fix It: Fixing Mistakes Off-Loom
11 . Episode: Fix It: Fixing Mistakes Off-Loom
17min

Even when you're careful, you might notice mistakes once you remove your weaving from the loom. Luckily, Deborah is here to show you how to fix skipped threads, long floats and loopy selvages.

What's Next: Working With Patterns
12 . Episode: What's Next: Working With Patterns
12min

Once you've woven a few projects, continue your exploration by learning to find the right weaving patterns for the rigid heddle and how to substitute yarn. From there, you'll weave a sample to test how your next project will look.

What's Next: Planning Projects & Beyond
13 . Episode: What's Next: Planning Projects & Beyond
18min

Planning your own projects is as much about yarn choice as sett choice. In this final lesson, Deborah explains how to make different fabrics with the same yarn, and what to consider when weaving with new-to-you yarns.

About the Teacher

Deborah Jarchow
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1. Episode: What You Need: Choosing a Loom 23min
2. Episode: What You Need: Weaving Basics 15min
3. Episode: What You Need: Choosing Yarn 23min
4. Episode: Method: Warping the Loom 35min
6. Episode: Method: Fixes & Finishing 25min
8. Episode: Make It: Finishing the Fringe Bag 14min
9. Episode: Make It: Striped Scarf 19min
10. Episode: Make It: Plaid Dishtowels 31min
11. Episode: Fix It: Fixing Mistakes Off-Loom 17min
12. Episode: What's Next: Working With Patterns 12min
13. Episode: What's Next: Planning Projects & Beyond 18min

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