Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving

To say I’ve been missing Fabric Weaving is the understatement of 2017. As much as I’ve been enjoying my other exploits, this technique has truly captured my heart. In anticipation of the many questions that I always get about fabric weaving, I decided to create this 6-video series on what I’m calling The Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving. So either head over to my YouTube Channel and watch the Fabric Weaving Playlist from beginning to end or click on each of the images below to head over to each specific video. I work with a smaller 10″ x 10″ weave in the videos and I”ve kept them short and separate for easy reference as you either begin or continue your Fabric Weaving journey.

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This video is the first of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Fabric Weaving: What is It? Every time I begin a new fabric weaving project, there are always a few makers curious about this technique but have no idea what it is or how to use it. This video answers some of those questions while leaving room for even more.

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This video is the second of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Preparing the Strips. While there a variety of ways that I prepare my strips for fabric weaving projects, 95% of my projects involve this method of preparation. Learn more about this preparation technique using either bare hands or a bias tape maker. It takes a lot less time than you’d think.

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This video is the third of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Drawing the Grid & Board Prep. There are two primary types of fabric weaving: basket weave & triaxial. This video will show you how to draw both grids and to prepare the board for the weave of your choosing.

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This video is the fourth of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Basket Weave. There are two primary types of fabric weaving: basket weave & triaxial. Woven on two axes, the basket weave is the more traditional over-under weave seen in most textile creation. This video will walk you through the process of this type of weaving.

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This video is the fifth of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Triaxial Tumbling Blocks Weave. There are two primary types of fabric weaving: basket weave & triaxial. Woven on three axes, the triaxial weave has more steps than the traditional basket weave, but the extra magic is definitely worth the extra work. This video will walk you through the process of this type of weaving.

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This video is the final of six videos on the Fundamentals of Fabric Weaving – Securing & Removing. After spending the time to create an amazing weave, anxiety is sure to set in when it comes to removing it from the board. Follow these sure fire steps and it’ll come off easy breezy I promise!

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Now that you’ve caught the Fabric Weaving bug, make sure to get yourself a WEFTY. Weaving without it is not fun. Trust me on this. Other supplies you will need include:

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