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Get ready to design your own handwoven project!

In this workshop , Tom will discuss:

  • finding inspiration everywhere you look, from the bookshelf to the grocery shelf, to the backyard and beyond;
  • choosing and adapting basic weaving drafts;
  • combining drafts and adding borders to your handwoven pieces;
  • types of threads, and how they can affect your woven project;
  • simple calculations to determine project measurements and how much yarn you will need;
  • finishing techniques including braids and hemstitching.

Meet 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.


So amazing!

“I've been weaving for 3 years and know enough of the basics to be creating some of my own patterns. A local shop sells my towels and scarves and runners, but THIS course brought SO many things that seem obvious (yet escape me, likely because they ARE obvious), to the foreground. Thank you so much. Tom's guidance is unhurried and clear. This course is a treasure!” - Bev Hawkins

Designing handwoven projects with Tom Knisely

“Even if one is not a beginner, this course does go through some essentials to reintroduce in one’s weaving work project. The resources at the end of the video will be a very useful reference material to go back to when calculating a future project enabling a weaver to then step up in more complex patterns.” - Dominique Robertson

My next step as a rather newer weaver!

“Tom is a very good teacher who enjoys what he does and seems to love teaching and encouraging others to experience all there is to think about when planning a new weaving pattern. I go to his courses before all others just because I really enjoy his teaching style.” - Michele Wrobleski

Course curriculum

    1. Video Lesson: Finding Inspiration

    2. Look All Around You

    3. Image Album

    4. Inspiration: Stone

    5. Inspiration: Wood

    6. Inspiration: Metal

    1. Video Lesson: Working with Patterns

    2. Going by the Book (or Beyond)

    3. Wheel of Fortune

    4. Wheel of Fortune Continued

    1. Video Lesson: Choosing Thread for Your Project

    2. What You Need to Know

    1. Video Lesson: Project Calculations

    2. What You Need to Know

    1. Video Lesson: Finishing Your Project

    2. Things You Need to Know About Finishing

    3. Basic Hemstitching

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 26 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content