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The Beauty of Boundweave with Tom Knisely Video Download

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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 The Beauty of Boundweave with Tom Knisely on our streaming platform.

Discover the Intriguing Patterning Potential of Boundweave

Turn your favorite twills into weft-faced cloth with the mesmerizing patterns of boundweave! Using a relatively simple threading, and often on just four shafts, this technique is perfect for weavers of all levels. 

In this video, master weaver and teacher Tom Knisely will show you the ins and outs to boundweave. You’ll learn about loom setup and equipment, tools, and get helpful tips from Tom along the way. Soon you’ll be weaving sturdy rugs, placemats, table runners, and more!

As you watch, you’ll learn:

  • About loom setup and the ideal tools to use
  • Basic boundweave patterns to help you get to weaving quickly
  • How to add height to your blocks and designs
  • Ways to play with color
  • Finishing techniques to create a nice-looking finished edge

Thanks to Tom’s easy-to-follow process, learning a new technique has never been easier. Let your imagination run wild as you go on this boundweave journey.

Materials and equipment:

  • A loom with 4 shafts (Tom demonstrates on a jack loom, but we’ve also included a tie-up for countermarch looms)
  • Large boat shuttles, rug shuttles, or ski shuttles
  • Rug temple (optional but recommended)

Included in the download:

  • 90 minutes of detailed instructional video
  • Sampler Drafts and WIFs
  • Tie-up for countermarch looms


Tom Knisely has been teaching handweaving for more than forty 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.

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructor: Tom Knisely