Weaving Blog

Weave your way to creative success with tutorials, tips and inspiration from experts on the Craftsy Weaving Blog!

Selection of handwoven samples

Best Strategies for Weaving Samples

By Cally Booker
If you ask almost any experienced weaver for their top weaving tip, they will probably say “sample!” It can be frustrating for the new weaver who just wants a simple answer to a simple question, but there is no doubt about it: sampling is a great way to learn and making it part of your weaving practice can really enhance your enjoyment of the craft. Read more »
Blue weaving with needle for hem stitch

How to Hem Stitch for Weaving

By Breeanna Sveum
When you want a smooth, sturdy finish for your weaving, hem stitching is the way to go. Hem stitching is flat, looks nice and holds everything in place so you can trim your fringe as short as you'd like. Here's how it's done. Read more »

Sheep and Wool Festivals: What to Expect

By Ashley Martineau
Sheep and wool festivals are great places to get inspired for new projects, shop for local fleeces, and explore the creative artisan talent in your community. This recap of the recent Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival will show you what can expect at fiber festivals, and why it might be worth it for you to attend one in your area. Read more »
woven scarf with twisted fringe

6 Finishing Techniques for Weaving Fringe

By Breeanna Sveum
A finished piece of weaving isn't really finished until you've secured the weft by doing something to the fringe. These six techniques for finishing your weaving fringe will let you secure it in style. Read more »

Magic in the Water: Wet Finishing in Weaving

By Laura Fry
Weaving cloth is a complex process with many different steps. Perhaps the least understood is the final process, which transforms the threads into whole cloth. This happens the very first time they hit the water after weaving. The change may be extreme or subtle, but it will be changed. Read more »

The New Craftsy App Is HERE and It’s FREE!

By Craftsy
Craftsy’s engineers have been busy, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve created! Cue the launch of the newest version of the Craftsy app for iPhone and iPad, packed with amazing updates that makes it easier than ever for you to watch and enjoy your favorite classes. Of Craftsy’s three million members, more than one million are already using our app. Join the club and find out what you’ve been missing! Read more »
Scarf woven with painted warp

Weaving Cloth 101: Form Follows Function

By Laura Fry
When I begin to design a new textile I have a firm objective in mind. I know the function the textile is to serve (tea towel, scarf, blanket) and with that end result in mind I begin to make choices. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when developing your own textile designs. Read more »