Weave Your First Woven Wall Hanging

Rachel Denbow, Creative Skills Teacher

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8 Videos (45m)
    • 01 INTRO



    • 04 PLAIN WEAVE

    • 05 RYA KNOTS


    • 07 OFF THE LOOM

    • 08 FINAL STEP


About This Class

Are you ready to jump into deeper weaving waters and graduate from a cardboard loom? Want a woven project you're proud to hang on your wall? Ready to get really familiar with a few fundamental stitches that will take you where you want to go with your woven designs?

DIY Woven Art author, Rachel Denbow, designed this project-based class for the weaving novice with step-by-step instructions that are easy to digest so you no longer have to figure it out the hard way. You'll learn how to warp your loom, add plain weave, utilize rya knots, incorporate soumak, create shapes, and a few important finishing steps to get your work off your loom and onto your wall. We'll also work through tips on choosing colors, a basic overview of yarn weights and varieties, and a few troubleshooting tips in case you get hung up along the way.

Don't have your own frame loom? Rachel shares a simple and inexpensive way to create a sturdy loom to finish this project as well as household items you can use in place of weaving tools to get started.

71 of 73 students recommendSee All

Rachel's class is excellent. Her voice is soothing, her instructions are clear and easy to follow. After failing a few times and getting wonky results, i decided to take this class. My first effort following her directions was wonderful. No wonky lines and scrunches. Thanks, Rachel! JWC
Clear instruction and fun project!
Tiffany Egbert

Designer, Photographer and Owner at Desert Loom

I've been interested in learning how to weave ever since I saw such gorgeous pieces blowing up on Instagram. I have been unsuccessful in finding something that breaks the steps down and teaches you basic stitches like this class. Can't wait to make my own piece!





Rachel Denbow

Creative Skills Teacher

Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art, has been teaching creative skills through online tutorials, eCourses, and workshops for over ten years through her brand, Smile and Wave DIY, as well as through the popular lifestyle and DIY blog, A Beautiful Mess

Her work has been published in HGTV magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Readers Digest, Bob Vila, Curbly, CRAFT, BUST, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, SEW, and most recently in  Easy Weaving with Little Looms magazine.

Raised in California, she currently resides with her husband and three kids in Springfield, MO where watching fireflies on warm summer nights will never get old.