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Beginning Weaving with Tom Knisely Online Workshop

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Beginning Weaving with Tom Knisely Online Workshop on our streaming platform.

If you’ve ever wanted to dive into weaving but have no idea where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Beginning Weaving with Tom Knisely will get you on track to set up your loom, set up your body mechanics, and warp your patterns with confidence.

You’ll love this Online Workshop if you:

  • Want to learn the basics of multi-shaft looms and how they work
  • Want to learn how to warp your loom both properly and comfortably, giving you confidence for your projects
  • Want to plan projects using your chosen yarn
  • Are looking for advice for good selvedges and great cloth
  • Want to get tips, tricks, and troubleshooting from one of the best teachers in the business
  • Would like to learn how to finish your newly woven fabric

With decades of teaching under his belt, Tom has walked thousands of beginners through their first steps and helped them to become creative, confident, successful weavers. Using Tom’s best-selling video instruction throughout, this accessible and fun Online Workshop brings you into Tom’s studio and takes you through a first weaving project from yarn to cloth. Learn all the basics along with some professional weaving tips to give you a head start.

Online Workshop Outline:

Lesson 1:

  • Introduction to the Loom
  • Body Mechanics

Lesson 2:

  • Planning Your First Project
  • Warp Yarn
  • Weft Yarn

Lesson 3:

  • Winding Your Warp Yarn
  • Removing The Warp Chain
  • Sleying the Reed

Lesson 4:

  • Warping the Loom
  • Threading, Tying On, and How to Fix Mistakes
  • Beaming the Warp
  • Tying on at the Front
  • Tying the Treadles

Lesson 5:

  • Starting to Weave
  • Changing Weft Colors
  • Completing the Weaving

Lesson 6:

  • A More Complex Project
  • Twill Gamp and How to Fix Treadling Errors

Lesson 7:

  • Floating Selvedges

Lesson 8:

  • Repairing a Broken Warp

Lesson 9:

  • Finishing Your Piece
  • Tying Fringe
  • Wet-Finishing the Cloth

Lesson 10:

  • Conclusion

Online Workshop Includes:

  • Weaving glossary
  • Helpful tips from Tom
  • Project worksheets
  • A starter project from Weaving Today
  • Interaction with fellow weaving students

About the Instructor

Tom Knisely has been teaching handweaving for more than thirty years. In addition to teaching, Tom weaves professionally and is a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. Voted Handwoven Teacher of the Year, Tom is renowned among his weaving students for his kindness, good humor, and “seemingly infinite knowledge on the subject of weaving.” He teaches at the beautiful Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania.

Author/Designer: Tom Knisely