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Online Class

Floor Loom Weaving

Learn to weave on a loom for the first time or get your skills up to warp speed with Janet Dawson in Floor Loom Weaving.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including instructions, diagrams and weaving software (.wif) files
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Janet Dawson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Whether you're a weaving whiz or a wishful novice, Floor Loom Weaving will get your floor loom skills up to warp speed. Let Janet, owner of The Bobbin Tree in Sydney, Nova Scotia, shuttle you through each step, from preparing the loom to putting the finishing touches on your handwoven cloth. Beginners will learn the language of the loom and efficient ways to warp and weave, while experienced weavers will expand upon their drafting design skills and learn troubleshooting tips. Don't be floored by your weaving worries; loom large and confident in your weaving ability by enrolling today in Floor Loom Weaving.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, Janet Dawson, owner of The Bobbin Tree in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Janet walks you through an introduction to weaving and what you can expect to learn in this class!
2. The Loom
3. How Cloth Happens
4. Winding a Warp
5. Dressing the Loom
6. Threading the Loom
7. Learning to Weave Well
8. Tie-Up
9. Building Your Weaving Skills
10. Tips & Tricks
11. Wet Finishing
12. Wrapping Up

Recommended with this class

  • Floor loom
  • Yarn
  • Weaving software that can read .wif files (optional)

Taught by

Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
As a girl, Janet Dawson sifted through her grandmother's yarn drawer to wind up the tangled skeins into tidy balls. She now teaches weaving throughout the Canadian Maritimes and the U.S. and writes for publications such as Handwoven and Fibre Focus. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, her shop, The Bobbin Tree, specializes in weaving, spinning, knitting and other textile crafts. She eagerly runs to the shop whenever a cruise ship rolls into town, allowing her to meet would-be weavers from around the world.

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