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7 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Gather Your Supplies

    • Getting Started

    • The Weaving Process

    • Removing the Sticks

    • Finishing

    • Mini Coaster and Class Assignment


About This Class


In my class Make Your Own Weaving Sticks, I taught you how to make a set of six sticks from regular craft dowel. I provided written instructions as part of the class, but I will now give you a visual tutorial on how to use them.

You will require some basic materials for this, which you may already have on hand. If not, they are readily accessible at your local Dollar Store or Department Store.

Set of 6 weaving sticks (which you may/may not have made yet)

Yarn and cotton thread (crochet cotton works best)


Yarn needle

Tape measure or yardstick

Gather your materials before starting. 

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

This was a fun project! I'm very happy that I watched it. Diane it looked like you doubled the "weft" yarn - did I miss that? Also it was clear you were nervous and I think if you would have had some of the project pre-cut or ready ahead of time - it would have helped you feel more confident. I wanted to give you a toothpick to help you thread the crochet string through the stick!! Don't get me wrong - you were very brave to make the video and I am so very happy to have learned from you - I imagine you make wonderful pieces from Alpaca wool - I will check out your Etsy store. Thanks so much for sharing :-)
Great Diane! I've never thought we could use weaving stick this way! I only made some laces a long ago. So easy and so nice! Thank you!
Eléna Leprêtre

Crochet Designer&Teacher& Food Lover

I want to try this technique. Hoping it's something I can do while watching TV.
Marcy Coate

Crafter & Digital Designer





Diane Ziomek

Writer/Fiber Artist NotJustAlpaca on Etsy

Diane Ziomek is an Indie Author and Fiber Artist. Her love of crafts began at an early age when her grandmother taught her how to knit, crochet and sew. Through the years she did a variety of crafts, but always went back to crochet. When her children were young she operated a mail-order fabric business and provided custom quilting services.

After a major life change in 2005, she pursued her dream of becoming a writer. She began writing online, and in 2012 she self-published the first of several works of nonfiction and fiction, which can be found on Amazon, Kobo and Lulu.

Her writing abilities, craft skills and drive for a better life have been combined to design patterns, write books and share her love of fiber arts with others as a teacher on Skillshare. In addition to being a part-time library assistant, Diane sells her crafts and writing services in her Etsy Shop.

Her YouTube channel is a combination of writing, crafts and fun. She can also be found on Instagram where she shares the many aspects of her life.