We get questions all the time from new and new-ish weavers looking for online resources to learn weaving and improve their skills, so today we wanted to compile some of our favorite websites and teachers. And of course, if you have access to a local shop or weaver's guild where you can learn in person from other weavers, you should absolutely seek out those opportunities.
We <3 new rigid heddle weavers! Rigid heddle weaving is certainly experiencing a resurgence, and we love hearing from new weavers every day who have been bitten by the weaving bug and are eager to get started. Here are a few of our favorite teachers and resources for learning rigid heddle weaving.
Handweaver, teacher and founder of Yarnworker. Liz also collaborated with us on our Weaver's PlayBox for Rigid Heddle Weavers.
Yarnworker School of Weaving
A Weaver's Guide to Yarn - Digital Edition
Books and resources by Liz Gipson
Warping in Less Than Three Minutes
Hand dyer, weaver and teacher Felicia Lo collaborated with us on our Playbox 3 Fine Blends offering.
An active Facebook group of rigid heddle weavers sharing ideas and tips with each other.
Interested in learning tapestry weaving, or weaving on wall hangings on frame looms? There are so many wonderful resources to help you get started - here are a few of our favorites.
Fibre artist and designer based out of Montréal, Québec
Artist Spotlight feature blog post: Weaving Wall Hangings with Allyson Rousseau
Learning multi-shaft weaving can sometimes feel the most daunting. How do I get this loom warped? How do I figure out the tie-up? Which patterns are suitable for the number of shafts that I have? How do I deal with these tension issues? For multi-shaft looms in particular, we strongly encourage you to seek out a local teacher or weaving buddy who can show you the ropes and help you get started. It's just so much more fun that way! If that's not available for you, or if you're simply looking for more additional learning, here are some of our favorite online weaving resources below.
Online weaver's guild with classes, supplies and project kits. Fabulous and comprehensive selection of teaching videos for both new and experienced videos.
Online Guild Episodes
Master Sett Chart
Reed Substitution Chart
Handweaver and teacher based in Stockholm
Weave of the Month Club - monthly weaving projects
Droppdräll Towels Pattern
Weave Podcast Episode
Weaving yarn shop in Edmonton, AB
Complex weaver and color expert
Curious about color? Check out Tien's Weaving Color Mixer to see how different colors look in different weave structures.
An active Facebook group of friendly weavers sharing ideas and tips with each other.
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.