Season 1 Episode 3 - Good Weaving Technique
This episode is all about having a great time sitting at the loom. It is so important to be comfortable at the loom so you can weave for extended periods of time without hurting yourself. Posture is everything. Once you feel good at the loom the next thing you need to think about is how you handle your shuttle for optimum use of each body movement. Then there is the sequencing of when to beat and change your shed. These are all the things I want to share this time around….all with the aim of helping you make beautiful music at your loom. These things will help improve your selvedges. We also go over mending a broken warp thread and hemstitching. There are 2 pdfs. available with this episode, one with instructions for hemstitching and one that is a short article I wrote for the Helpline on getting good selvedges. That latter just reinforces things I demonstrate in the videos but sometimes it helps to read as well as see.
1.3.1 - Introduction
Jane describes what lies ahead in Episode 3 – the tips and tricks that will improve your weaving skills.
1.3.2 - Bobbin Winding
Jane demonstrates how she winds her bobbins and explains why she does it that way.
1.3.3 - Playing the Loom
Learn ways of having a great experience at your loom and how to be kind to your body in the process.
1.3.4 - You Can Weave in 10 Minutes
Watch Jane teach a person, who has never even been near a loom, how to weave using Jane’s mantra.
1.3.5 - Hemstitching
Jane talks about working with older looms before showing us how to hemstitch on the loom.
Season 1 Episode 3 - Hemstitching PDF
simple hemstitching how-to
Season 1 Episode 3 - Hemstitching for Lefties PDF
Season 1 Episode 3 - Jane’s thoughts on good selvedges PDF
Jane explains in this PDF her thoughts on obtaining the best selvedges.
JST Cotton Bouclé Tea Towel Pattern PDF
Download your copy of JST's Cotton Bouclé tea towel pattern which includes the pattern draft and instructions. You'll be able to weave 9 towels. Cotton Bouclé is great for the beginner weaver and so much fun to weave!