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Intro to Weaving: Make a Woven Wall Hanging

teacher avatar Tiffany Egbert, Designer, Photographer and Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Materials to get started


    • 3.

      Warping your Loom


    • 4.

      Plain Weave


    • 5.

      Adding Fringe


    • 6.

      Adding in more Plain Weave


    • 7.

      Soumak Braid Stitch


    • 8.

      Stair Step Plain Weave


    • 9.

      Finishing your Design


    • 10.

      Getting your Piece off the Loom


    • 11.



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In this class we will be learning all of the basics of weaving including the plain weave stitch, somak (braid) stitch and how to create rya knots. We'll be learning how to use both yarn and thicker materials like roving. 

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Tiffany Egbert

Designer, Photographer and Artist


Hello there! My name is Tiffany Egbert and I am a Phoenix Based graphic designer, photographer and maker. I love designing infographics, shooting fashion and food photography, and any and all fiber arts. I started doing macrame this past year and completely fell in love finding it to be super therapeutic and a wonderful form of creativity that for a change did not involve using a computer or machine to create, just my hands! Since then I've also fallen in love with weaving and fabric dying. In my free time when I'm not making things I love doing yoga, vintage shopping, and fancy dinner parties. 

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1. Introduction: the way I am the owner. A little boutique called Desert can make backroom able pieces and also do some chicory traffic time. Today I'm taking you the art of waving which is actually the very first by birth that I ever tried, Which kind of was like Gateway, this whole world and it's a lot of fun. So I can't wait to meet you. I'm actually a designer full time. So when I started reading, it was something that I was really relaxing to me. I'm used to making me on my computer and also generally for a client. So it was cool to have something where I could use my hands to create something and also just to coming for myself. So I think a lot of people out there and still sure, I also be creative professionals and relate to this. And I think you guys are especially going to enjoy it. So today I'm going Teoh be showing you specifically how to use this stuff called Roe V to make some really beautiful designs. That kind of fight free close to next ditch will also be learning all exits leaving. So how to work your blue my Teoh playing Leave Stitch. And then also how to make that really cool friends Hold right enough. So I'm really excited. You guys are here and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. 2. Materials to get started: all right. So before we get started, we're gonna need to gather a few things. The first thing I wanted to show you was some options for Looms. I'm going to be showing you this project on this nice would loom from Wood Creek looms. But if you're, you know, total beginner, you don't want to invest in a new loom. You have some other options. One. I really like this little kit from Sonora, handmade It's cardboard and actually comes with these little tools that you can just pop out. So you have your Coleman your needles. Um, which is really nice. You can also do something really similar and make it yourself with cardboard. And basically you would just cut out slits in the cardboard on each side. That matchup that are 1/4 inch apart on that would be your loom. Um, this same maker has ah krilic blooms as well, which are a little bit less expensive than your would loom. So that's something to check out when all including for that. And then you're gonna need a little weaving needle. I also like to use an embroidery or a tapestry needle. Um and then this is a little comb, which is really nice to have. You could also use a fork. Um, works just as well. And then, of course, you're gonna need some scissors. All right, so now that you have your loom and some of your basic tools, we're gonna talk about the materials you use to actually make your peace. So first, we're gonna need some cotton work thread. Um, which this is just a thicker, stronger cotton thread. Um, and then you'll need to pick out a few different colors for your piece. Um, I have some alpaca, which is a really nice soft yarn. It's a little bit more expensive, but it's gorgeous on. And then I also have some cotton yarn, which is a little bit cheaper and also really pretty. Tom, this is our acrylic, which is kind of shiny, which it's little bit cheaper, but I think it looks pretty cool. So that's something to consider. And then I also have some more cotton yarn that has a little bit of sparkle to it. Um And then, of course, my roving, which, um, this I got at a store locally, a small yarn store. I was the only place I've seen it here in Phoenix, so you might have to actually go online and search ecstasy for roving. There's a ton of it on there if you can't find it locally, but I have a few different colors of that. This white is also one of my favorites. I use it and pretty much everything. It's cool. And then finally, I have another roving that's made out of alpaca, which is just gorgeous and soft. Um, and then you're gonna need something to hang your piece on, so I really like using sticks. You could also use a what, Adele or a piece of copper. It's up to you. So gather all your materials and then we can really get into our peace. 3. Warping your Loom : All right, so now we already to work are loom. So the first thing you're gonna want to dio is just make a little knots. Um, with your record. Well, a little loops make to Dublin on it. Perfect. And then you're just going Teoh, wrap it around the paige. So you go over and they're gonna go under that little pig, and then we're gonna go all the way there. I'm kind of pulling it tight as they do it. You're just gonna go back and forth like this? You can go all the way across this loom I know has an uneven number of little pigs. And for the Ryan nuts, you're gonna want an even number of strings. So I just know that I need to skip the very last one. But you can kind of count your loom the little pigs on there and just see, um, what were expressed? You can also, if you wanted to make a smaller piece, not go all the way across, and you could go, like, half across. All right. So I have worked my loom. I just wanted to show you close up. I tied another little, not on the other end, just like I did on the 1st 1 and then flip it so you can see what a look she look like on the back. So you can kind of see there, and that's not supposed to look. So that's pretty much it for work in your room. 4. Plain Weave: All right. So the first thing I'm gonna show you guys have to do is the plane week, which is the most basic stitch that only to know. Um, and I have used my little stick here. You can also use a ruler. I don't remember if I showed you this in the supplies or not, but I'm These are super handy to have. But I'm actually going to use this just to weave across first, which will kind of help me make things go faster. So just gonna go over under over under. They were under all the way across. This is called a shank stick. I like to push it up a little bit. Perfect. Okay, so now we're gonna do basically the same exact thing with your, um, yard. I'm actually gonna cut this first, and I'm gonna dio only six rows across. So I'm gonna just kind of try to estimate how much that is and cut it. You just put your little young to the end there. Now, toe leave. Little tail. Uh, so we're gonna go to the exact same thing we did up here. Go under. Over, under, Over, Under. Over all the way across. It just kind of pull it through. Yeah. Oh, go. And then I tell you a little tale about six inches, um, and then push my yard down as they do this, which again? You could use a fork or a little cold. Something I didn't say is I'm using the little tabletop easel, which I like, because when I'm doing this in my laugh, laugh blooms. Sometimes you know you're back starts to hurt your next words hurt, so there's a helpful, but you don't need this. It's also helpful to kind of see what I'm doing right now is in that. So just a Newt. All right. And so now we're gonna do on the same thing over here on this is where this little sheds did comes in handy. We're actually just gonna go under all of these, and it's pulled the strings down. Um, for us, which is nice. Let's go all the way across. You can see how this would save time. Okay, Right. So I'm just gonna do a few more roles like that. Kind of see a little bit closer under over all the way across rows of plain weave. And I have a little tail here. I'm just gonna leave it for now. We'll feel 5. Adding Fringe : All right. So now I will show you how to make Ryan nuts, which are basically the little friend G pieces you see on all the open wall hangings on this I like to use a book for. Doesn't matter what book just the size is what's important to have a pretty book big book here on. I'm just gonna wrap my yarn around just so that, um that all the cases are the same size. Um, that whole bunch of times on you can cut just one site. Well, and for this particular yarn, um, it's pretty fluffy. So I like to do about four pieces. Her not, but if you within a yard, you might want to do more pieces. If you have a thicker, chunkier yarn, maybe you want to do, like, three pieces. It's totally up to you. But I think four pieces is great for this. So, basically, with your loom, these nuts are gonna take two work strength each so you can count all the way across in mine. I know that there's 24 strings, so I'm gonna need 12 different groups before eso That's 48. So just kind of check out your loom and see how many you need and start cutting. All right. So for right now, we're gonna tape take your groups of four. You're gonna use your two strings. You're gonna kind of fold it in half like that, and then you're gonna go over the top of the two, and you're gonna take your right side and go over that right string and then pull it through and you do the same thing with the left side. So you go over this string and under pull it through, and then you just press it down and that is your right. Not so I'll do a few more of those. You can see. It's the same thing. Um, over Not right. Stream through over that left stream through. Okay. Down. You're just gonna do the same thing all the way across. Play a whole row of French 6. Adding in more Plain Weave: All right, So now that we have our beautiful Ryan nuts, I'm going to dio a few rows of plain. We've just on the top of desiccant ahold of man. And I'm just going to use a white You are in for this. So same thing is before, over, under over, under all the way across. Have about six rows of plain week leave. That deal took 100 through on the next thing I'm going to show you Issa Semak Stitch. 7. Soumak Braid Stitch: All right, So now I'm gonna show you how to do this Umax stitch, which is a lot of fun. It looks like a braid. Andi, I have my rolling here. This is pretty fix. I'm actually just gonna pull it apart and kind of breaking into two pieces on Going to start with somewhere between four and five feet is usually pretty good. Um, so for this one, you're gonna want Teoh, Um, start at one, and I usually start on the right side for whatever reason. Um, and I'm gonna do it by and commit to strings just because this is so thick. So you're gonna kind of fold it in half. And then, um, go over those two strings right there, and they will take the right side, pull it under, and then same thing with the two strings next to it. So you take the left side people under, and then I usually to do with the top one first. So I'm just gonna do that same thing across. So you go over those two strings and then under and pull it through over. I'm your pull through. Just keep going all the way across. We'll be able to move this braid a little bit. Eso placement wise, you'll be able to push push this down. Don't worry about the placement yet. It's something to do the same thing with my bottom piece on and kind of go the opposite way . So I'm going to go over and pull it through over, walk through, over through all the way across Karen and out there. So I'm actually just gonna tuck. That's fine for now. And then I'm gonna push him together. It makes that braid the so That is our SIMEX stitch. And I'm just gonna be doing two more of those you can. I see different things you can do with them. 8. Stair Step Plain Weave: All right. So now I'm gonna do the plane. We stitch again, but we're gonna do it a little bit differently, cause we're gonna kind of do a stair step pattern to fill in the space a little bit. And again, we'll be able to, like, push this down, um, and kind of put it into placing them or after we do this. So, um, dio make sure it's opposite of throw below, but I'm gonna go over under. We're under all across. And I said not using a should stick for there just is not much space using my glittery gold . New York for this. Leave my little tail. So I'm gonna go all the way to this spots, right? And then I'm gonna dio, um, the same thing. Although back I'm going to do for kind of at this spot for Rose. Okay, so we have a four rows, so many just exact same thing. But I'm just gonna come Teoh, Um, actually, this, um, this string so went over instead. So we're gonna create a stair step, - right ? And you can see I'm kind of running out of You're in here. Issel. I'm actually going to just be done with this piece and tuck it behind, actually trim its I was kind of in pieces on the ends, either. Either side doesn't matter. Okay. So, um, as you can see, I used a little bit of white yarn above that glittery gold stuff doing the same stair step pattern. And I like where this is that. So I'm actually just gonna push these down now so I don't make like a, you know, a triangle shape, but it just gives it a little bit of a curve, which I can get school on. And now I'm going to do some more raids using this. Really awesome. I'll pack a stuff. So I'm gonna just pull off about five feet. Mr if I don't like to cut, um, necessarily, Like to kind of pull apart. See, that's pretty thick, but I kind of like it, so I'm actually just gonna do another su accidents just right above this. So, again, what were those two? Well, where that was, too in the top. Peace first. - All right, so I'm pretty much is gonna fill in this whole middle part with these braids using the's three different colors, so I will give you some time to kind of work on your piece, and then I'll kind of show you what I do on the top, - Theo . 9. Finishing your Design: Okay, so we're getting pretty close to finishing our peace up. As you can see, using the super thick, fluffy, um, stuff definitely goes a lot faster than the binary yard. So that's kind of fun. Also, you can see right here. I didn't go all the way across, actually ran out, which is totally fine, because I was able to fill in the space with the sky and then just did another one that was halfway across with the white. So is that completely level on top? Which is totally fine, because I'm gonna show you kind of held leveled out in a different way than we did on the bottom. But basically, we're gonna take our roving and we're actually just gonna dio kind of like a plane. We with this and because it's a thick, we can kind of mold it and shape it into place. So it kind of fills in the gaps a little bit better. So just gonna go over under understood this with my hands and not with a needle just because it's so thick. - Yeah . Leave a little tail, push it down me dio one more row. On top of that, it's the opposite. Well, then I'm just gonna push you down and Cranham older in a way that goes more straight across . All right, so now we're just gonna finish the very top with a couple rows of plain weave. I don't usually like to finish, um, with the Robien on top, because it gets kind of messy. I'm gonna use my gold again, but seeing playing, we stitch over under Mobley cross. - Okay ? - Okay . I'm just gonna push everything down, make everything really tight, and I'm pretty good without me in the top of the piece. I like to leave some space up here. Um, just for your dow or stick from that, Um, so this is pretty much are finished. Piece on. The next thing I'm going to show you is how to get an awful loom. And then how to kind of so in all these little ends on the back 10. Getting your Piece off the Loom: All right, so we have our peace. And now I'm going to show you how to take it off of this. Loom carefully on and basically, we're just gonna take off these little loops of top first. My one, anything under the same thing on the bottom so easier. It's kind of a little go. And then we're just gonna take, um, these little loops in groups of two and tie them in knots. So I have this weird in, which is totally fine. I'm gonna so into the back in the next step. So just make I do a double. Not usually show you what this looks like. Close up in a minute, - but easier to do in your life. Right? So I have these little groups of loops, which is what we're gonna, um, eventually hang our peace with that. I'm going to the exact same thing on the bottom with ease. A little loose. The bottom is a little bit tricky, or some people put kind of a should stick placeholder on the bottom of their peace. When they're reading to that. This is a little bit easier, but we can make it work. What? The last one. I would have ones that must tie it. It's so great. Okay, so we have our little loops on the top and the bottom tight. So the pieces nice and secure I'll on. The next thing I'm going to show you is just how to get rid of all these loose ends. If you flip it over, it looks pretty crazy in the back. So I'm gonna show you how to get it. All right. So I'm gonna show you how to kind of clean up the back of this a little bit. Um, this is where this little needle comes in handy. You're basically just gonna So you're ends into the back a little bit, and then these will kind of tuck in. So I just like to do it a couple times. You just kind of make a not read there. Double, not per sentiments. Um, it's gonna trim it there. You will just do that with all those pieces that are kind of sticking out like that. And then the row mean you're just gonna tuck in a little bit trickier Sometimes. I do like to use the big needle for that. Just got twisted. Then carefully. Get under there. You can see strength. Just pull it through. That's pretty secure. You could probably just cut that right there. Um, worry could tuck it under another time. It's pretty, actually. I'm just gonna be done, Valerie. And then just cut it. Yeah. So you're gonna do that same thing, Just kind of tuck it under and then tie knots when you can. I find that the roving Sometimes I tie knots, but it gets pretty, um, kind of heavy in the back, but no one's going to see that. So if you feel better about time, that and not so it's more secure. Totally. Do that. Um, So I'm just gonna finished tucking in all these, and then we're gonna hang out on our realistic. All right, so now that all of our loose ends are tucked into the back, I'm gonna put my little stick on. So if you have a stick or a dow, I'm basically you just take these little loops, slap him through and my ship My stick is kind of a weird shape, so it's a little bit funky, but it'll work a small down the middle, and it probably could have given this more space on the top and stop my leaving a little bit sooner, but it still totally works. All right, so I have my stick in there. This is pretty much complete. I'm going to show you how to add Is a little broke up top. Uh, if you want to hang it that way, when I use dowels that are just straight across sometimes I just put two nails on wall and just that the dell right on top of that. But this one, I'll put a little string on top since its curved. Right now, I'm just an ad. A little string to the top, um, so that we can hang it easily, So I'm just gonna tie. Not This is the same thread that I used to work My loom with its tiny little Dublin are there? I did some slack. Awesome. And I'm just gonna cut snow the bases. Okay on this is it. This is our finished piece 11. Conclusion: All right, so now I have my finished piece. Hopefully, you guys have a finished piece by now, and I'm gonna hang it up. But whatever you guys not making, I love to see pictures. So if you want to snap a shot of how ended up for the process, feel free to do that and upload it into the projects gallery. And if you like this class and you're interested in learning more about five arts or weaving, definitely check out my other classes on skill share. I have a few Mac Army classes and ended ago done in class, and I'm sure we'll do more. So check those out. And then I also have a website, desert bloom dot com. If you're interested in learning more, check that out. And I'm on instagram at at doesn't loom. So thank you so much again. I can't wait to see what you guys make. And, um, I will see you in the Projects gallery