Weaving Techniques

Weaving Techniques || The Best of

A great resource for weaving tutorials. So many to try!Let’s talk weaving techniques. I’m pulling together my “best of” weaving instructions for those that are new, might have missed one, or want something new to try.  I’ve even made some weaving videos for some of the techniques.


||Basic techniques||

– These are the best techniques to start with if you’re new to weaving. Even as someone who has been weaving for a few years, these techniques are the backbone to most my weaves.

Plain Weave

Soumak Weave – I also have a Soumak weave how to video!

Rya Knots

A great resource for weaving tutorials. So many to try!||Texture techniques||

– These are my favorite techniques to create woven textures. My philosophy is the more texture the better, this isn’t a painting after all, so why not embrace this textile art at it’s fullest.

Weaving with roving

Pile Weave – I also have a Pile weave how to video!

Shag Weave

A great resource for weaving tutorials. So many to try!||Draft Pattern techniques||

– Draft patterns are commonly used when weaving with a floor or table loom, but that doesn’t mean we lap loom weavers can’t have some fun with them too! If you’re an intermediate weaver looking for a challenge, try some of these techniques below.

Twill Weave

Double-diamond Weave

Herringbone Weave – And a Herringbone weave how to video!

Chevron Weave

And so many more techniques can be found on this Weaving Techniques page I created. I am happy to say, the list is over 30 links to tutorials! I try to update this regularly with each new technique I write about, so that you can find it easily.

Now I have a question for you, what weaving technique do you like to use? Do you pair two or more techniques together often?

Happy Weaving!


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  • Jodie
    July 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Hi there,

    I’m new to weaving and I’ve been using your site as a “how too” for everything, I was wondering how you make all your different styles mesh togther? I’m struggling to move away from horizontal weaving and I find its making my wall hangings not look as great as they could be. On your weaves I can see that they don’t follow the left to right, left to right for everything and you have a variety of shapes going on that blend great.
    Any advice would be great

  • Jodie
    July 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you so much 🙂