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The Weaver's Yarn 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 Weaver's Yarn Companion Online Workshop on our streaming platform.

Join master weaver, Tom Knisely, as he helps you understand what yarns are best for your weaving projects. You will learneverything from the basics of yarn construction to selecting the perfect yarn for your next project and so much more!

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of yarn construction, how to choose yarn of the right fiber, weight, and type for your projects, how to identify “mystery yarns” from your stash or a sale, the best yarns for warp and weft, how to choose the right sett and reed for your yarn, how to design with space-dyed and variegated yarns, and basic finishing techniques for your cloth.

Tom’s expert teaching and instruction provides you with everything you need to know about yarn. You will be able to choose yarns with confidence as you strike out on your own weaving adventures!

Course includes:
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.
Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
Video Lesson Run Time: approx. 107 minutes
The videos in this course are available for you to watch via streaming. For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Course’ section within the course.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Yarn Construction
  • Plies & Twist
  • Identifying, Assessing, & Using Yarns:
    • Mystery yarns
    • Yarns for Warp & Weft
    • Space-Dyed & Variegated Yarns
  • Planning Your Weaving Project
  • Turning Yarn into Cloth
  • Wrapping Up

About the Instructor

Tom Knisely

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