Weaving Resources

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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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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How to Choose the Best Warp Yarn 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 & Weaving 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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