New weavers can often be intimidated by all of the new terminology. From treadles to heddles, there’s so much to learn. Fear not, dear weaver! This glossary of terms will tell you everything you need to know.
This article is the second of a two-part series on how to buy used weaving looms. To get a few different perspectives on this, three friends are sharing what they look for in a loom and some of the helpful things they’ve learned along the way.
One of the most common questions from friends and strangers eager to start weaving is how to buy a used loom. This post tells you what to consider as you search for a used loom, and how to make sure you get the loom that will be best for you.
Using floating selvedges in your weaving is an easy way to have more even selvedges with twills or other patterns. This post explains what a floating selvedge is and how to weave with a floating selvedge.
There are many types of weaving techniques that can be used to create different fabrics on multi-shaft and rigid heddle looms. This post has descriptions and photos of some of the most popular techniques.
Multi-shaft looms allow you to create complex weaving patterns. But they aren't as intimidating as they look! This blog post shares all about multi-shaft looms, and what you should consider before buying your first loom.
Hemstitching on the loom is a simple and easy process that results in a clean, neatly ﬁnished cloth. If you’ve ever felt stressed about your projects unravelling or if you don’t have a sewing machine or serger to ﬁnish edges, hemstitching secures your raw edge into tidy little groups while it's still on the loom.
Regardless of how careful a weaver you are, we all break warp threads. Sometimes it’s because we’ve beamed our warp funny or we’ve been packing our weft a bit too enthusiastically. Whatever the reason is, a broken warp thread does not spell disaster for your finished textile - and you likely already have all the tools you need!
Weaving project records are an important part of your weaving practice for a number of good reasons! For starters, they help you duplicate a project - by keeping all your information in one place, you can easily make a project again, no matter how long ago you made it. They also help you learn from your past experiences.
This post explains how to adjust a weaving pattern to fit your loom. Resizing and adjusting a pattern to fit your loom’s width just takes a pencil, a bit of paper, and a calculator to help you successfully adapt the project.
What is a balanced beat and how do I know if I have it? Achieving a balanced beat (also known as balanced weave) means that the number of weft picks per inch are the same as the number of warp ends per inch, and thus the warp and weft are equally visible. This post explains how to weave with a balanced beat.