Weaving Lines: A Beginner’s Guide to Frame Loom Weaving | Annerys Alba | Skillshare

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Weaving Lines: A Beginner’s Guide to Frame Loom Weaving

teacher avatar Annerys Alba, Fiber Artist

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      What You'll Need


    • 3.

      Setting Up The Loom


    • 4.

      Starting Your Tapestry


    • 5.

      Creating Lines


    • 6.

      Creating Texture


    • 7.

      Creating Shapes


    • 8.

      Finishing Techniques


    • 9.

      Hanging Your Tapestry


    • 10.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

Learn the basic weaving techniques to create your own hand-woven tapestry using a frame loom.  By the end of the class you will be able to identify all the components of a frame loom, and know how to utilize the basic weaving tools to get you started.  I will demonstrate how to set up your loom, as well as how to create lines, textures, and shapes using some simple weaving techniques.

This class is geared towards the new weaver so no prior weaving knowledge experience and/or knowledge is required.  

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Annerys Alba

Fiber Artist


Hello! My name is Annerys Alba.  I am the maker behind Woven Craft. I am a self-taught weaver and woodworker living in New Jersey. I offer a selection of hand woven tapestries and handcrafted weaving tools. Each item is carefully crafted with quality and care in mind, one by one, in my home studio using carefully sourced materials.

Woven Craft is a venture that I have been working on for over a year, where I am looking to combine both of my passions - weaving, and woodworking. In the future I am seeking to expand the selection of hand woven goods to more than tapestries.

Come visit me on www.wovencraft.com or follow me on Instagram @thewovencraft.

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Level: Beginner

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Now I am going to deduct one warp thread on each side to make the tough part of my shape. - I am going to continue living the remaining of my diamonds. You seem different collar left. I need to start filling in the blank spaces in between the diamonds. I will use my tapestry needle to interlock my west and finish my sign 8. Finishing Techniques: finishing techniques, Taking your tapestry off the loom. I'm going to finish my tapestry the same way I started it with a row of So Mac. This will help secure the peace while taking it off. When I reached the end of the road, I'm going to weed in my left under my so make and using my craft. Caesar's cut off the yarn using my weaving calm. I am going to push the soon back into place. Now I am going to cut off the tapestry off my loom, cutting us close to the pegs as possible. Then, very carefully, I am going to turn my tapestry around and remove it completely off the room to start cleaning the back of my piece. I'm going to cut the excess yarn with my craft. Caesar's Then I'm going to tight in all my work threats ends with the square knot to give my tapestry a clean finish. Look, I am going to weave in my war friends using a tapestry. Finally, I am going to cut the exes yarn off my warp threats. Now we're ready to start hanging our peace 9. Hanging Your Tapestry: hanging your tapestry, setting up your tapestry and a dowel using my tapestry needle on Songyuan. I'm going to set up my tapestry, and I wouldn't doubt for hanging start by tying and not to secure the yarn around the dowel Then. So the tapestry to the Dow, by adding 17 speeches securing the arm would not before cutting it off from moving on to the other end to do the same. - I'm going to Tyson Yard to the dowel for hanging it. I always like to use a laser contact with my brand name and added to all of my tapestries the's tapestries now ready to be display. 10. Final Thoughts: I really hope you enjoy this class and that you find the materials I covered to be useful before I ended. I want to encourage you to visit the project section and take a look at the project assignment. This will be a good opportunity for you to practice. I'm also including some very good resource is here for you to start sourcing their own tools and your I wish you the best and happy weavings.