This tough fiber has a tough reputation though, as many weavers find it stiff, sticky, and unyielding. Get rid of those misconceptions and learn how to have a satisfying experience weaving with this ancient fiber.
In this workshop, Tom will cover:
- how linen is made, from growing and harvesting flax, to processing and spinning the fiber into thread;
- the difference between line flax and its coarser cousin tow;
- winding bobbins and pirns;
- how to warp with linen, and advice for successful weaving;
- finishing your linen piece and taking it off the loom.
Full of fascinating history, advice, and tips, this workshop will have you wanting to weave with linen.
- Video Lesson: Processing Flax
- Processing Flax Continued
- Video Lesson: Spinning Flax into Linen
- Video Lesson: More About Linen
- Understanding Linen Thread
- Video Lesson: Winding Bobbins & Pirns
- Video Lesson: Warping & Weaving with Linen
- Video Lesson: Finishing Your Project
- Final Thoughts Continued
- Thank You!
- Guide to Spinning Flax
Designing Handwoven Projects with Tom Knisely
Whether you are relatively new to weaving or have been weaving for years, this workshop will guide you through everything you need to consider before designing your own projects.
The Loom Owner's Companion with Tom Knisley
In this course, get to know the ins and outs of looms
The Weaver's Yarn Companion
Tom Knisely has been weaving for more than four decades. In this course, filmed on location at his studio in Pennsylvania, Tom helps you navigate the vast array of yarns available to weavers today.