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Beginners Guide to Weaving

Are you a beginner weaver interested in learning the art of frame and tapestry weaving?


Then look no further because in this post we will provide you with a brief history of weaving and give you all the tips that you need to get started with weaving on a frame loom!


A Brief History

Did you know that weaving is one of the oldest crafts known to humankind? Historians believe that weaving dates back to the Neolithic era. That’s around 12,000 years ago! Ancient people used weaving to create clothes, textiles and even shelters. Over the years, weaving has evolved in different societies, from simple looms to the advanced machines that we see today.


Tips for frame and tapestry weaving


Choose your yarn: Before you start weaving on a frame loom, you need to choose the yarn that you want to use. As a beginner, it is best to stick with a single type of yarn, such as wool, cotton or

acrylic. It is best to choose a yarn that has a medium weight because it will be easier to weave


Start weaving: Now it’s time for the fun part! To start your weave choose a colour of yarn and tie it to your warp thread. Weave the yarn over and under each warp thread until you reach the end. Remember to make sure that the yarn is tight to ensure that there are no gaps in your weaving! Keep on repeating this process until you have covered your desired area.


Add details: Once you have woven the basic design on your frame loom, it’s time to add the details. You can use a needle or a crochet hook to add little extra yarn details and patterns. You can also experiment with different textures and colours in order to make your design stand out. The possibilities are endless, there are so many ways to make your creations unique, so get experimenting!


Finish your weaving: Once you have completed your weaving, cut the warp thread from the loom. Take a needle and weave in the ends of the warp thread into your design. This will secure your weaving and prevent it from unravelling.


Weaving on a frame loom is an enjoyable and easy craft that anyone can pick up! Whether you want to create a piece of artwork or a practical textile item, weaving can be a fun and productive pastime. By following these simple tips as a beginner, you will be able to learn the basics of weaving and be able to create a beautiful design to be proud of. 


So why not give a weaving a try and unleash your inner creative?


If you are after a beginners weaving kit then look no further cause here at Shiv Textiles we have got you covered! Follow the link here to see our weaving kits.


If you are after more in depth weaving tips and skills then you can download our ebooklet here!


Happy crafting!


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