Weaving Without a Loom: DIY Woven Wall Hanging Made Using Cardboard

Hillary Bird, Wabi Sabi Textile Company

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10 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

    • DIY Cardboard Loom

    • Warping Your Loom

    • Rya Knots (Fringe)

    • Plain Weave

    • Weaving Shapes

    • Slit Seams

    • Hatching

    • Taking Your Weaving Off the Loom

    • Conclusion


About This Class

In this entirely introductory class, you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create your very own woven wall hanging with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company.

We will first go over how to make a cardboard loom; this is great for anyone who wants to try weaving but isn't ready to buy a loom just yet. You will learn how to warp your loom, create fringe, weave shapes and different kinds of seams. With these techniques, weavers will be able to create a totally unique wall hanging to display in their home or gift to a loved one!


22 of 22 students recommendSee All

Loved this. Thank you. Great class.
I can't wait to see what I can create with my newfound love of weaving!





Hillary Bird

Wabi Sabi Textile Company

Hillary Bird, avid weaver and fashion historian 

Since early 2010, Hillary has been professionally working with vintage clothes and is completely immersed in all things vintage in most aspects of her life. Her first job in the field was as a historical costumer/seamstress and now she works at a textile recycling company, rescuing valuable vintage gems from being shredded for their fiber.

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always revolved around textiles. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until 2013, the first time she picked up a loom, that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving, and now, almost all the fibers Hillary uses are recycled vintage yarns.

In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! (Check out her series, Loom Stories, on the Fibre Share blog to learn more!)

As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with!

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