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The Loom Owner's Companion 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 The Loom Owner's Companion Online Workshop on our streaming platform.

Tom Knisely has maintained and woven with hundreds of looms in more than three decades of teaching at The Mannings Handweaving School in rural Pennsylvania. In this Online Workshop, filmed on location, Tom explains how looms work and how to keep them working well:

  • The features, advantages, and quirks of numerous types of jack, countermarch, counterbalance, and table looms
  • How to read all kinds of drafts and tie-ups correctly for your loom
  • The tools that every weaver should have
  • Easy steps to keep your loom and other weaving tools in top working order
  • Dozens of tips for trouble-free weaving
From the beams to the bench, from tie-on to tie-up and sheds to shuttles, Tom shows how to prepare yourself and your loom for a satisfying, successful weaving experience.

Length of Online Workshop: 157 minutes

Watch a preview of this Online Workshop now:


Online Workshop Outline:

Lesson 1:

  • Introduction

Lesson 2:

  • Loom Basics

Lesson 3:

  • Drafts & Tie-ups

Lesson 4:

  • Tools

Lesson 5:

  • Troubleshooting & Common Problems

Lesson 6:

  • Caring For Your Loom

Lesson 6:

  • Conclusion

About the Instructor

Tom Knisely

For more than forty years, Tom Knisely has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about textiles, weaving, and spinning. 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.”

Author/Designer: Tom Knisely