• On Demand

    This course is self-paced and is available immediately after you enroll.

  • Level: All

    This foundational course applies to all weavers and skill levels.

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What You Will Learn

This course will cover how to

  • Use warm water and detergent to transform woven cloth;
  • Full your fabric to create stability and texture;
  • Work with different fibers, including cotton, linen, wool, rayon, and silk;
  • Deal with loose dye particles from hand-painted yarns;
  • Use a variety of compression techniques to enhance shine;
  • and experiment with shrinkage to create new and interesting fabrics.

About Laura Fry

Laura Fry

Laura Fry chose weaving as a career in 1975 and studied at some of Canada's top weaving schools. She started her business in 1977 and since 1980 has worked full-time as a professional handweaver. In 1997 she received certification as one of Canada's Master Weavers. Laura's meticulous approach to weaving quality fabric and extensive knowledge of ergonomic weaving are popular with her students, whom she teaches in person and online around the world. Laura is the author of Magic in the Water, a self-published book about the importance of wet-finishing woven fabric. Laura is well known for her concise pearls of weaving wisdom including, "If you can't be perfect, be consistent," and, "A thread under tension is a thread under control." As of early 2018, she is in the midst of writing a new book on weaving design.

Course Reviews

My weaving looks so much better, now.

“There were so many helpful hints and techniques in this video. For example, I was using way too much water and too much detergent. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. I really loved the part about compression where the woven item is flattened. I love that.” - GARY CHIDESTER

An essential course with a very good instructor.

“Clear instructions and information about wet finishing woven textiles, showing different woven fabrics and textures before and after, closely demonstrating the process thanks to the way it was filmed. A very important stage in the weaving process in that you add lustre and finesse to which took you hours to make. ” - Dominique Robertson

The title encompasses the course material completely.

“The written text is clear and concise and documents thoroughly the important points. I have started to print the written text so that I can make additional notations while viewing the video. The video was clear and unobstructed, making it easy to see all the steps Laura took to wet-finish. Laura as an instructor was clear, thorough, and knowledgeable. I would definitely take another of her workshops.” - Kenwyn Theobald

Course curriculum

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About this course

  • $39.99
  • 23 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content