Weaving: Where to Begin
LOOMS & SUPPLIES
Schacht Mini Loom Weaving Kit
Beginning weavers can learn how to weave their
own bags, mats, coasters, and more with this
portable weaving kit. The plastic mini loom comes
with 2 shuttles, a beater, weaving needle, five colors
of yarn, and project instructions. Perfect for kids!
Spinning and Weaving Association
Download the Spinning and Weaving Association’s
brochure “Get Weaving!” for a great weaving introduction. The website also provides a list of local
shops and other resources such as lists of weaving
teachers and events.
Webs’ online store carries a multitude of weaving
resources, from looms and tools to a variety of
weaving yarns including alpaca, bamboo, silk,
Handweavers Guild of America
Finding a weaving guild will prove to be invaluable
during your weaving journey. The Handweavers
Guild of America maintains a list of guilds in the
United States and Canada, and abroad.
Learning to Weave
By Deborah Chandler $28
Considered to be one of the best books on the
basics of weaving, Learning to Weave is now the
de facto standard textbook for weaving teachers.
You’ll learn the basics of weave structures and
weaving tools, how to warp, and how to read and
WeaveZine is a seasonal online magazine that
features weaving projects, product reviews, and
An audio podcast and blog for handweavers,
WeaveCast features interviews with weaving
specialists and authors.
$7, or $24 subscription for 5 issues/year
Handwoven is a seasonal magazine for the weaving
enthusiast that covers a variety of weaving projects
and how-tos. Check out their website for great
weaving resources and bunches of free projects.
And, yes, popular social networking sites such
as Ravelry have weaving threads, too. Check
them out — you’re bound to find a weaving
friend near you.
Compiled by Liz Gipson and Natalie Zee Drieu.