Weaving Resources

How to Fix a Broken Warp Thread by Amanda Rataj

by Amanda Rataj

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!
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Tips for Keeping Weaving Project Records

by Amanda Rataj

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.
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How to Resize Weaving Patterns

by Amanda Rataj

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.
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How To Weave With A Balanced Beat

by Christine Jablonski

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.
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Tips for Weaving Samples

by Amanda Rataj

Weaving a sample is like making a sketch - you learn more about your materials, your sett, how things wash, shrinkage rate, and how the finished textile behaves. This post explains how to get the most out of your sampling process. 
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How To Use String Heddles & Heddle Rods On Your Rigid Heddle Looms

by Christine Jablonski

This post teaches you how to use string heddles on your rigid heddle loom instead of using multiple pick-up sticks. 
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How to Weave with Pick-Up Sticks

by Liz Gipson

One of the best ways for rigid-heddle weavers to make floats is to use pick-up sticks. This allows weavers to make a third or fourth shed, and break the over/under configuration of plain weave. This post explains how to use pick-up sticks with your rigid heddle loom.
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Recommended Weaving Teachers

by Sarah Resnick

This post shares some of our favorite weaving websites and teachers, and also links to some of the weaving resources we have tucked away on our own website.
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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Looms

by Christine Jablonski

Are you ready to dive into a whole new world of yarn and fiber? Try weaving! Rigid heddle looms are a perfect gateway to learning the wide and wonderful world of weaving. This post explains how to choose your first rigid heddle loom. 
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How To Calculate How Much Yarn You'll Need

by Sarah Resnick

This weaving yarn calculator helps you figure out how much yarn you need for warp and weft for your weaving projects.
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Understanding Weaving Yarn Sizes

by Sarah Resnick

Weaving yarn sizes and their naming system can seem like gibberish when you’re starting out, but it’s good to have basic understanding of yarn sizes so you’ll know if the yarn you are choosing will have the appropriate epi or sett for your project.  This post explains what you need to know to get started. 
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What Yarn Makes A Good Warp For Weaving?

by Christine Jablonski

Understanding what makes a good warp yarn is an important skill for every weaver to learn. This post explains how to tell if your yarn will be suitable to use as a warp on your loom. 
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Is There A Difference Between Weaving And Knitting Yarn?

by Sarah Resnick

While there are sometimes differences between yarn that was manufactured specifically for weavers as opposed to specifically for knitters, that doesn’t mean you can’t weave with a yarn that was “meant” for knitting. This blog post explains how to figure out if your "knitting" yarn will work for weaving. 
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What is WPI, EPI, PPI & Sett?

by Sarah Resnick

When you're learning to weave, terms like WPI, EPI, and sett can be confusing. This blog post explains each of these terms, and tell you how to calculate all three so you can start weaving with confidence.
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