Four Weaving Techniques for the Rigid Heddle Loom. Take your rigid heddle weaving to the next level with this video. Learn how to embellish plain weave fabrics with hand-manipulated or stitched design elements. In this Video series you will learn how to make 3-dimensional designs with boutonne, a traditional plain weave technique, how to embellish your fabric with Danish Medallions, how to use hemstiching to finish your fabric and to make geometric designs in your fabric. You will also learn how to weave a no-sew blanket in any width regardless of your loom. 217 minutes
Twill the Basics. Twill is a basic weave structure and often this
first one new weavers try. Because of it's versatility twill is easy
to fall in love with. From its lovely drape to its shaft-thrifty and
seemingly endless patterning possibilities, twill is perhaps the
most versatile of weave structures. In this 86-minute workshop,
master weaver Robyn Spady will show you how to create your own
beautiful twill! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use the twill
circle to design twill patterns. Find out how to determine sett and
when to use floating selvedges. You will also learn to use different
twill variations, from rosepath and birds-eye to M and W, turned,
and fancy twills. Create double-faced cloth using unbalanced twills
and learn more about design twill gamps.
Armed with Robyn's clear explanations and helpful weaving tips, you’ll soon be inventing your own unique twill fabrics.
you love to create original patterns and weave them into a variety
of designs, then twill is the weave structure for you! In this video
workshop, Robyn Spady shows how you can start with a single
threading and create a variety of surprising and sophisticated twill
patterns and designs. 74 Minutes
You will go beyond just the fundamentals in this workshop and dive into the vast possibilities of twill! If you need the basics to twill or just a refresher, check out Robyn’s workshop, Totally Twill: The Basics above
In this DVD you'll learn:
•How to plan steps and runs for advancing and advancing point twills
•How to define grid and path for a networked twill
•How to scale a network draft to fit the number of shafts on your loom
•Techniques for designing and scaling with weaving software
•Tips for threading and weaving complex twills
•Color strategies for echo weave
•Designs for corkscrew and manifold twills
This is a classic Video turned DVD. Watch this classic weaving title and get started weaving on your four harness loom. DVD is suitable for all four harness looms, both floor or table looms. You begin by measuring the warp on a warping board and then you'll warp the loom from front to back. You will learn how to read a weaving draft (pattern), how to tie-up the loom (direct tie-up), and how to weave a number of different weave structures from the pattern draft that is provided. You will explore plain weave, basket weave, rib weave with one and two colors, several twill combinations and the basics of doubleweave. Beginning Four Harness Weaving is great visual help if you are a beginning weaver!
When you understand block weaves, you hold the key to a world of exciting weaving possibilities. In this 2 DVD Set Madelyn van der Hoogt offers an extensive look at this weave design. Learn the basics of block weaves, how the patterns work, and how one pattern looks in various weave structures how to read block weave drafts, taking care to look at many weave structures’ tie-up and treadling patterns. Find out how to design your own block weaves on paper or with a computer software and create an infinite number of designs by combining color, pattern, and weave structure,Along with Madelyn’s video workshop, you will get a printable booklet on block weaves, complete with planning exercises, reference materials, and block-weaving ideas.
Liked "How I Spin"? Let Rita Buchanan take you a step further and share her passion for spinning and weaving with this crossover spinning-weaving-knitting DVD.
Packed with a joy for spinning and weaving Rita shares practical tips and will teach you how to: match yarn for a project, explore the properties of various fibers, spin and weave for wall and floor rugs, creating humble household fabrics for everyday use as well as knitting with handspun yarns. Keep it Simple!
This DVD introduces you to the tools, yarns, vocabulary, projects, types of weaving and equipment that will help you choose a direction that is just right for you. Introduction to Weaving will teach you how to calculate & measure yarn quantities needed, and wind your warp using a warping board, an essential ingredient to all weaving, & one you will refer back to often as you continue to explore weaving. Introduction to Weaving serves as a prerequisite to all other weaving courses for those of you who are new to weaving. It is an overview of looms and tools, not a how-to-weave video. 57 min.
This extensive 3-hour DVD workshop includes information on tools, yarn and equipment, and a look at several different styles of Navajo looms. Navajo Weaving Way will teach you how to spin and ply edging cord, prepare the warp, apply the edging cord and make the heddles. Tips on how to use the loom, create the sheds, and use the tools get you started.
As you begin weaving, you will learn the secret of laying in the first row. You will learn how to weave stripes, vertical lines (by interlocking wefts on the same row), squares or blocks, diagonals and diamonds. You can follow along by weaving the design provided, or create one of your own based upon the discussion in "Planning a Rug Design", which includes specific information on weaving a design that reverses at the center of the rug. You will learn many tips and solutions to potential problems throughout the video. And, Angie's method of finishing a rug the Navajo way is magic! All this plus stories, traditions and rugs that will inspire. 231 min.
Know and Love your Loom. If you are a beginning weaver or want to know more about looms, than you just have to have this informative DVD! Find out the differences and advantages between the different loom types, learn how to keep you loom in top working order and how to read all kind of drafts and tie-ups correctly.
Let master weaver Tom Knisely also show you dozens of tips for trouble free weaving. 2 hour DVD set, over 2.5 hours total.
Learn to weave rugs the easy way with this 2 disk DVD. You can take
Your Weaving Skills to New Heights With Rug Weaving!
Rugs present some unique weaving challenges. They can be rustic, elegant, or just plain fun, but they also have to be, well, rugged. In this video Tom Knisely explains how to weave a good rug from fibers to finishing, Tom explains everything you need to know to successfully and comfortably weave attractive, sturdy rugs you’ll delight in having underfoot. Here’s just a sampling of all the weaving tips and techniques that you will learn from this three and a half hour video workshop:
•What features to look for in a rug loom in order to create a sturdy piece of fabric
•Rug shuttles, temples, and other equipment that makes rug weaving mores successful and easier on the weaver
•Choosing and preparing materials, from cottons and wool yarn to fabrics for rags, for rug weaving
•Warping techniques specifically for weaving rugs
•Dozens of tips for weaving warp rep and weft rep, rag, and boundweave rugs
•Braids, fringes, binding, and other finishing techniques
You might also like Tom Kniselys book "Weaving
Explore the endless possibilities of the rigid heddle loom as Jane Patrick shows you how to take your loom to its limits! The rigid heddle loom is great for beginners, but equally great for seasoned weavers who can explore its endless potential while never getting bored. If you’re accustomed to thinking of the rigid heddle loom as a “placemat” loom, be prepared. The 2-disc Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom set, will show you how to use it for all kinds of fabrics—from sturdy little rugs to sheer shawls, from simple plain weaves to complex finger manipulations to doubleweave and beyond. Learn how to warp your loom in a matter of minutes, use a pick-up stick to weave any pattern you choose, use two heddles for fine fabrics and even double cloth, and so much more! Plus, you get printable PDFs of downloadable sampler instructions and “cheat sheets” included. $34.95 You may also like the companion book to this DVD The Weavers Idea Book
Editor of Handwoven magazine Madelyn van der Hoogt demonstrates techniques and tips for satisfying, successful multishaft weaving: Match yarn, sett, and structure to get the results you want, weave clear patterns and smooth selvedges, learn how to handle repairs and errors with ease. Make your finishes as attractive as your weaving and learn dozens of other weaving tricks that you didn't know you didn't know. Weaving Well is the ideal companion to tweak YOUR weaving! Madelyn shows you everything you need to know to make beautiful woven fabrics, from great start to fabulous finish.
Rep with Rosalie Neilson. Warp-faced rep weave is a playground of
vibrant color and patterning possibilities. Rep weave is
characterized by the alternation of thick and thin picks of weft, or
ribs. Great for rugs, runners, bags, and other sturdy fabrics, rep
is also wonderful for creating artistic hangings because it allows
many blocks of pattern with relatively few shafts.
In this workshop video, rep weaver Rosalie Neilson teaches:
•How rep works and why it’s different from other warp-faced weaves.
•How to warp rep patterns smoothly and accurately.
•Weaving rep with smooth weft joins and good selvedges.
•How to design your own rep block patterns.
•Other warp-faced options with a rep threading.
PLUS! This 173-minute workshop video also includes a handout with warping and weaving tips, lists of materials for rep, and one of Rosalie’s rep projects shown on the video
Tension is good for warps, but terrible for weavers. From front to
back, back to front, bobbin to beam, and paddle to raddle,
Madelyn’s no-worry warping techniques help ensure that your
every warp will deliver a satisfying weaving experience.
Learn to warp without worries! Master trouble-free
techniques for winding, sleying, threading and beaming your
Make warping more smooth, serene, and successful with logical, easy-to-follow steps that avoid the horrors of tangling, uneven tension, and lost threads.
Avoid Uneven tension with tips on how to, wind your warps quickly and effortlessly, keep your warp aligned and under control from warping board to beam, sley the reed, thread the loom, tie on to and beam the warp, find threading errors and fix them before you weave. $34.95
Learn how to warp and weave on the Knitters Loom with this fun DVD. Brief instructions will get your started! 12 minutes. value Priced!