Get ready to start weaving!

This course will cover:

  • The basics of multi-shaft looms, how they work, and how to properly weave on them.
  • Warping comfortably and accurately, giving you confidence for your next project.
  • Planning a project using your chosen yarn.
  • Weaving tips for good selvedges and beautiful cloth.
  • Professionally finishing your newly woven fabric.
  • Tips and tricks from one of the best teachers in the business!

About Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

  • 2

    Introduction to the Loom

    • Video Lesson
    • Diagram of a Loom
  • 3

    Body Mechanics

    • Video Lesson
  • 4

    Warp Yarn

    • Video Lesson
    • Recap
  • 5

    Weft Yarn

    • Video Lesson
    • Recap
  • 6

    Winding Your Warp Yarn

    • Video Lesson
    • Recap
  • 7

    Removing the Warp Chain

    • Video Lesson
  • 8

    Sleying the Reed

    • Video Lesson
  • 9

    Threading. Tying On & How to Fix Mistakes

    • Video Lesson
  • 10

    Beaming the Warp

    • Video Lesson
  • 11

    Tying on at the Front

    • Video Lesson
    • Square Knot
  • 12

    Tying the Treadles

    • Video Lesson
  • 13

    Starting to Weave

    • Video Lesson
    • Starting to Weave
  • 14

    Changing Weft Colors

    • Video Lesson
  • 15

    Completing the Weaving

    • Video Lesson
  • 16

    Twill Gamp (and How to Fix Treadling Errors!)

    • Video Lesson
  • 17

    Floating Selvedges

    • Video Lesson
  • 18

    Repairing a Broken Warp

    • Video Lesson
  • 19

    Tying Fringe

    • Video Lesson
  • 20

    Wet-Finishing the Cloth

    • Video Lesson
  • 21

    Conclusion

    • Video Lesson
  • 22

    Resources

    • 4-Shaft Patterns
    • Weaving Glossary
    • Warp Planning Sheet
    • Scarf Worksheet
    • Tom's Tips