How to Weave - Weaving Tips and Tricks

This board is dedicated to all the tips and tricks that make weaving more pleasant. It also includes some great DIY instructions for making your own supplies.
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This issue focuses on creating textiles that welcome springtime with a range of lacy, open, and transparent weaves.
Call for Submissions: Handwoven Spring 2025—Easy Breezy
This issue focuses on creating textiles that welcome springtime with a range of lacy, open, and transparent weaves.
Weave a gauzy linen window covering that ripples in the breeze
Fluttery Lace Curtain
Weave a gauzy linen window covering that ripples in the breeze
Why Lynn Rognsvoog loves color, the books she’d want along on a desert island, and what she’s weaving now
Meet the New Editor of Handwoven
Why Lynn Rognsvoog loves color, the books she’d want along on a desert island, and what she’s weaving now
Learn how you can use the varying shrinking properties of different fibers to your advantage.
Differential Shrinkage
Learn how you can use the varying shrinking properties of different fibers to your advantage.
Don't miss the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair happening April 26-27, 2024 in Farmington, UT. They have a marketplace full of fibers, yarns, equipment, and accessories PLUS classes, demos, guilds, and MORE! Check out spinning or knitting with Galina Khmeleva or a fiber craft with any of their other amazing teachers. #ad Art, Fibre Art, Greats, Art Fair, Fiber Art, Sport Park, Event Center, Great Basin
Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair 2024
Don't miss the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair happening April 26-27, 2024 in Farmington, UT. They have a marketplace full of fibers, yarns, equipment, and accessories PLUS classes, demos, guilds, and MORE! Check out spinning or knitting with Galina Khmeleva or a fiber craft with any of their other amazing teachers. #ad
Join Kate Larson as she shares some of the history of Dorset buttons and guides you through making several button styles in our new course, How to Make Dorset Buttons. Inspiration, Buttons, Sewing, Dorset Buttons, Make Your Own, Dorset, Style
How to Make Dorset Buttons
Join Kate Larson as she shares some of the history of Dorset buttons and guides you through making several button styles in our new course, How to Make Dorset Buttons.
You could buy that pretty hand-dyed skein and hope for the best, but a bit of math beforehand will give you a better chance of success. Maths, Heddle Loom, Scarf, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Yarn, Hand Weaving, Yardage, Math Lessons
The Souvenir Skein: Is There Enough Yardage for a Scarf?
You could buy that pretty hand-dyed skein and hope for the best, but a bit of math beforehand will give you a better chance of success.
Deb explains the value of sampling at the loom to create the fabric you desire. Instruction, Weave, Sample, Fabric, Loom, Tips, Create
Part Two: The Hows of Sampling
Deb explains the value of sampling at the loom to create the fabric you desire.
Any tips for getting under the loom as we age? Tied Up, Tie, Easy
Ask Madelyn: Is there a way to make tying up my loom easier?
Any tips for getting under the loom as we age?
The Medieval period was one of astounding artistry and dazzling designs. Incredible art, architecture, literature, and, of course, textiles came from this time period. For Easy Weaving with Little Looms Summer 2024, we’re taking a trip back to the Middle Ages with an issue full of Medieval-inspired cloth with a modern twist. Crafts, Architecture, Summer, Middle Ages, Design, Medieval Period, Medieval
Medieval-Inspired Cloth for the Modern Weaver
The Medieval period was one of astounding artistry and dazzling designs. Incredible art, architecture, literature, and, of course, textiles came from this time period. For Easy Weaving with Little Looms Summer 2024, we’re taking a trip back to the Middle Ages with an issue full of Medieval-inspired cloth with a modern twist.
Share your love of weaving with a pair of picture books Books, Picture Books, Learning, Picture Book, Picture
Never Too Young to Learn About Looms
Share your love of weaving with a pair of picture books
At conferences, in your mailbox, or in their small-town storefront, Susan and Jim Bateman operate your local yarn store for weaving, spinning, knitting, and crochet. Crochet, Spinning, Knitting, Yarn Store, Local Yarn, State Mottos, Organic Cotton Yarn, Cotton Yarn, Thread
Long Thread Podcast Spotlight Episode: Yarn Barn of Kansas
At conferences, in your mailbox, or in their small-town storefront, Susan and Jim Bateman operate your local yarn store for weaving, spinning, knitting, and crochet.
Plain-weave inkle bands offer a wide variety of designs, but pick-up expands the pattern possibilities even more. There are many approaches to pick-up, but Baltic pick-up is often the first step for weavers.

This style involves picking pattern threads up and down from their natural weave. As you manipulate the pattern threads, the background weaves plain weave, and row-by-row, your design appears—like a little bit of bandweaving magic. Bands, Step, Wide, Pattern
Baltic Pick-Up on the Inkle Loom
Plain-weave inkle bands offer a wide variety of designs, but pick-up expands the pattern possibilities even more. There are many approaches to pick-up, but Baltic pick-up is often the first step for weavers. This style involves picking pattern threads up and down from their natural weave. As you manipulate the pattern threads, the background weaves plain weave, and row-by-row, your design appears—like a little bit of bandweaving magic.
A high-flying pig is the epitome of crazy optimism, something we can all use. Diy, Pig, Crazy, High, Flying
Make a Stuffed Pig That Can Fly
A high-flying pig is the epitome of crazy optimism, something we can all use.
Deb explains the value of sampling at the loom to create the fabric you desire. Types Of Weaving, Lessons Learned, Extra Yarn, How To Plan, The Third Option, Textured Knit, Give It To Me, Discover
Part One: The Whys of Sampling
Deb explains the value of sampling at the loom to create the fabric you desire.