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
Weaver, teacher, and community builder Amy McKnight leads a wonderful and creative online group of rigid heddle weavers called Amy's Weaving Community.
Hand dyer, weaver and teacher Felicia Lo collaborated with us on our Playbox 3 Fine Blends offering.
Supply shop for fiber folk in Philadelphia + virtual weaving and fiber workshops.
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 weavers.
Online Guild Episodes
Master Sett Chart
Reed Substitution Chart
Handweaver, teacher, and tech editor based in Westford, MA, offering online and in person weaving classes and workshops.
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 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.
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.