Do you want to learn how to spin or weave, and don’t know where to find lessons? Check with a guild near you and see if they offer classes. Weavers and spinners are very friendly and always welcome newcomers.
How Your Spinning Wheel Spins
Learn to control the twist and tension on your wheel.
How to join a yarn, spinning woollen and worsted yarns, TPI and wheel ratios, spinning cabled yarns and other handspinning techniques.
Instructions for settting up a countermarche loom.
Do you want to buy a loom? Or would like to build one? Here is a list of loom suppliers and information about different types of looms. Be sure to check out the Used Equipment pages, too.
10 Steps to Warping
You have your loom, but now what? “How do you string the thing?”
Dressing your loom is explained in easy to follow steps – with pictures.
Table of Setts
Would you like to plan your own project, but aren’t sure what sett to use? Here is a table of recommended setts for cotton, linen and silk yarns. Be sure to weave a small sample, to be sure that the sett is what you intended for your project.
Do you have an unidentified cone of yarn and don’t know what yardage it is? A McMorran Balance will help you figure out how much you have.
Improving Your Edges
Are you have problems weaving a clean edge? Here are some tips to weaving better.
What is a butterfly? and How do I Wind one?.
strong>Rigid Heddle Weaving Books
The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Handwoven Home: Weaving Techniques, Tips, and Projects for the Rigid-Heddle Loom
Color & Texture for the Rigid Heddle Loom: A Study in Yarn Selection for Weavers
Weaving Made Easy Revised and Updated: 17 Projects Using a Rigid-Heddle Loom
WeaveKnitWear: Simply Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for Rigid Heddle (and Other) Weavers
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
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Last Updated on April 1, 2020 by Paivi Suomi