Weave Your First Woven Wall Hanging Premium class

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.

38 of 38 students recommendSee All

Easy to follow. Very enjoyable.
Super clear tutorial and easy tutorial! I saw how quickly my weaving improved just with some informed adjustments to my technique. And this is only my second attempt at weaving!
Andia Kolakowski

I am a left-brained hobbyist

Great class, Rachel! I'm a semi-experienced weaver, but still very much enjoyed this class. I'm a continuous learner and love watching the creative processes of others to see what I can learn and do differently. One new-to-me technique I learned in this class (which I'm super excited to incorporate into a piece) is tying the rya knot upside down for extra fluff and a slightly different look. I'm not sure why that never occurred to me, but I'm thankful to have it brought to light. Thanks for sharing your talent, Rachel!





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.