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Handweaving Information

Information about handweaving and looms of all sorts and sizes.

Cardboard Looms
How to make a loom with a cardboard box
Baby Blankets
Weaving patterns and ideas for handwoven baby blankets.
Clasped Weft
How to weave using Clasped weft weaving technique.
Computers and Looms
Did you know that that computers and looms are related?

Lego Loom

Counterbalance Loom
How to get a good shed.
Countermarche Looms
Countermarche loom tie-up diagrams – Type A.
Countermarche Loom – Type B
Pattern Tie-up Diagrams

Craft Shows
If you weave, at some point you will think about attending a craft show.
DoubleWeave Pickup
Tantrika shows how she does double weave pickup.
Finishing Yardage
When your yardage comes off the loom, the process is not yet complete.
Fulled Cloth
How to full a woollen blanket.

Guild Pillow Project
Take some random warp yarns and a creative guild and you have a unique handwoven pillow.
The Guild of Canadian Weavers
The Guild of Canadian Weavers has done much to promote hand weaving in Canada.
How to Fix a Threading Mistake
Have you ever made a huge threading error, or even a small one, and don’t want to undo it all and rethread? A replacement heddle might be the answer.
Improve Your Edges
One of the biggest challenges for the beginner weaver is to produce clean selvages.

Ladder HemStitch
Instructions for how to make a ladder hem stitch finish on your handwoven items.
Lace Weaving Workshop
Sandra’s guild held a workshop on weaving lace.’
Looms have been used for centuries to create the cloth that we wear.
Lord of the Rings
Weavers played an important part in the making of the costumes for this movie.

McMorran Balance
Using a McMorran balance to calculate how much yarn you have left.
Product Labeling
Some things you need to know when labeling your handwovens for sale.
Table of Setts
A handy table of recommended setts for cottons and linen yarns.

10 Steps of Warping
You can learn to warp your loom, in 10 easy steps.
Finnish Lace Block Throw
A pattern for a throw woven in organic Foxfibre cotton.
Finnish Textiles
Poppana, doubleweave pickup, Takana, Finnweave, Raanu, Rya.
Advancing Twill Scarf
An advanced twill scarf woven by Sandra
Twill and Tabby Towels
Tea towels woven with hemp and cotton yarns

The Horse Song
A Navajo rug woven by Roy Kady.
V-Neck Shaping
I tried to shape a V-neck on the loom, based on a sample I found at the British Museum. Here’s how.’
Water Jug Warping
How to warp a loom by yourself using weighted water jugs
Weaving Drafts
A collection of weaving drafts.

Weaving with Rags
Sakiori, poppana, Catalogne.
Weaving Rag Rugs
Marianne shows her rag rug woven in doubleweave.
Wool Roving Rug

Weaving: Where to Begin
The Net is a great place to begin to learn about weaving.
Weaving: Where to Begin, Part 2
Join a local weavers guild for support.
Loom-Shaped Clothing
Clothing can be designed directly on the loom. The shapes are woven and then assembled into a finished garment.

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
Weave•Knit•Wear: Simply Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for Rigid Heddle (and Other) Weavers

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

EBAY – Used Weaving Looms

EBAY Tapestry Looms