Recommended Weaving Teachers

by Sarah Resnick

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.

Rigid Heddle Weaving

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

Amy McKnight -

Weaver, teacher, and community builder Amy McKnight leads a wonderful and creative online group of rigid heddle weavers called Amy's Weaving Community.

Amy's Weaving Community

Georgia Yarns -

Hand dyer, weaver and teacher Felicia Lo collaborated with us on our Playbox 3 Fine Blends offering.

On-line Weaving Courses

Craftsy -

Collection of online classes for artists and makers

Rigid Heddle Weaving Class with Angela Tong
Rigid Heddle StartUp Library with Deborah Jarchow

Wild Hand -

Supply shop for fiber folk in Philadelphia + virtual weaving and fiber workshops.

Online Workshops

Tapestry & Frame Loom Weaving

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.

Rebecca Mezoff -

Artist, tapestry weaver and teacher in Colorado

Online Classes
Upcoming Workshops
Weave Podcast Interview

Allyson Rousseau -

Fibre artist and designer based out of Montréal, Québec

Artist Spotlight feature blog post: Weaving Wall Hangings with Allyson Rousseau

Mirrix Looms -

Tapestry and bead looms designed by artist and tapestry weaver Claudia Chase

Free projects and tutorials
Resources for weavers
Mirrix Looms Facebook Group

Table & Floor Loom Weaving

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. 

Jane Stafford Textiles -

Online weaver's guild with classes, supplies and project kits. Fabulous and comprehensive selection of teaching videos for both new and experienced weavers.

Online Guild Episodes
Master Sett Chart
Reed Substitution Chart
Discussion forum

Penny Lacroix -

Handweaver, teacher, and tech editor based in Westford, MA, offering online and in person weaving classes and workshops. 

YouTube Weaving Shorts

Arianna E. Funk -

Handweaver and teacher based in Stockholm

Weave of the Month Club - monthly weaving projects
Droppdräll Towels Pattern
Weave Podcast Episode

Gather Textiles -

Weaving yarn shop in Edmonton, AB

Online Course - How To Weave On A 4-Shaft Loom

Rachel Snack -

Artist, conservator and founder of Weaver House Textile Studio

Upcoming Workshops
Weave Podcast Interview and Artist Spotlight

Tien Chu -

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.

Multi-Shaft Weaving Facebook Group

An active Facebook group of friendly weavers sharing ideas and tips with each other.

Also in Weaving Resources

Twill Weaving Sample
Basic Weave Structures: Twill

by Amanda Rataj

This post is the second in a series introducing you to common weaving structures. You’ll find many patterns in Gist’s pattern collection that feature twill structures, and, like plain weave, it’s another foundation weave that has a lifetime of new and exciting combinations to explore.

tapestry weaving with array yarn
Introduction to Tapestry Looms and Tapestry Weaving

by Sarah Resnick

If you are looking to try out a new art form, or if you are a multi-shaft or rigid heddle weaver interested in exploring another facet of the weaving world, this blog post introduces the equipment and yarn you'll need to get started with tapestry weaving.

Basic Weave Structures: Plain Weave
Basic Weave Structures: Plain Weave

by Amanda Rataj

Plain weave is a fundamental weaving structure in which the weft travels over and then under adjacent warp ends. The weft does the opposite in the next row, traveling under/over a warp end it previously went over/under. Plain weave creates a smooth and strong cloth.