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Weave a Good Rug, weavers will learn how to weave a rug from beginning to end in this beginning weaving tutorial. Master weaver, Tom Knisely, will take you through fiber selection as well as preparing materials. You will learn dozens of tips and loom weaving techniques for weaving warp ref and weft rep rugs, warping techniques, and finishing techniques including braids, fringes, and binding.

You'll Love This Weaving Video If:

  • You want to learn how to weave a rug 
  • You want to learn weaving tips 
  • You want step-by-step weaving techniques 

In Weave a Good Rug You'll Learn: 

  • How to choose fiber and prepare materials 
  • Braids, fringes, binding, and finishing techniques 
  • Tips for weaving warp rep, rag, and boundweave rugs 

A Word From the Instructor: 

"Give it a try, you are going to be incredibly proud of it when it's all done. It's a little bit slow going, not like dish towels would be, but my gosh, you're going to have something you are going to enjoy for decades. That's what I love about it. ." — 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 Reviews

Now I want to weave a rug!

“Tom Knisely explains everything so calmly and detailed that it’s a joy to watch and listen. I picked up so many hints that are also good for weaving things. . . . Excellent course!” - LYNN FINDLAY

Says what it is about!

“[A]n excellent video that covers almost every aspect of rug weaving. Tom is an excellent teacher who made the subject interesting. . . . I learned a lot of things I hadn't heard anywhere else.” - Sister Janet Strong

Great guidance.

“Tom's course on rug weaving is very thorough. Presents the information clearly and completely and has given me the confidence (and some great tricks-of-the-trade) . . . !” - Susan McDowell