Handweaving – Where to Begin

“I would like to learn about weaving. Where do I begin?” is a question that often arrives in my mailbox.
The Net is a great starting place to begin to explore this topic – beginning with this site.

We also offer a place to visit on Facebook, where you can post messages, ask questions or are looking for or wish to sell equipment or supplies.

If you are looking for a particular type of yarn, or a loom to buy, check in our library

I am on the constant lookout for new additions to add to our library, so if you come across an interesting site, please let me know. I also write feature articles about various weaving topics with related links to sites I’ve found on the Net.

Another great way to keep in touch with the weaving community, is to subscribe to one (or more) of the mailing lists. The “Weaving List” is a favourite of mine with lots of helpful and lively discussions.

There are lots of other fiber related mailing lists as well.

Teachers
I am compiling a list of instructors who are able to give lessons, both privately and to larger groups.

Weavers GuildsAlso for local support, check out the weavers guild in your area.

Hand Weaving Books
Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven
Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts
Double Weave: Theory and Practice<
Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
Weaving In the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle
DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
>On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide

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Last Updated on April 2, 2020 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi