Weave-Alongs offer an opportunity for you to weave a published pattern in the company of your fellow weavers. As your host, I'll be offering tips, videos, supplemental handouts, resources, and act as the head cheerleader.
A big shout out to all the patrons, the Yarnworker School's booster community, who have kept these weave-alongs FREE!* Over 1,500 weavers have registered in the new platform to weave along, and this is only possible because of patron support.
For more information about the school, weave-alongs, and how to become a patron, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on my website.
About the Project
We will be weaving the Linen Facecloths from Handwoven Home. These luxurious facecloths will be your go-to gift for everyone on your list, including yourself. This project allows us to tackle weaving with linen, warping with multiple colors, and weaving warp and weft floats.
How Weave-Alongs Work
Each week, I'll provide tips to supplement the published pattern information. As always, this is a go-at-your-own pace experience. If you are chomping at the bit and want to get started, then dive right in. If you feel like you would benefit from seeing the tips associated with each week before proceeding to the next step, then you may want to weave-along with the schedule.
You can ask questions by popping into the discussion section. I check in at least once a day, Monday-Friday and, occasionally, on weekends. I take Sundays off from screens. For more information about using this platform, check out tips for navigating the school in the header of the school page.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
I assume that you have already woven a few projects, can warp your loom without assistance, and have a basic understanding of weaving terminology. Lurkers are always welcome, armchair weaving counts!
May 23: Registration link available; welcome information; tips on modifying the pattern in width and length, and yarn substitutions. This gives weavers two weeks to gather their supplies.
June 6: Warp Your Loom
June 13: Weave the Facecloths
June 20: Finish Strong
June 27: Show and Tell!
BONUS: The discussion section will be left open until July 31, giving you some extra time to try out a new technique and play around with linen. Bonus pattern included!
Videos will be posted by noon on the appointed day.
Yarn and Loom Requirements
72 yds 4-ply sport-weight wet-spun linen (1,300 yd [1,189 m]/lb. Shown in Louet Euroflax sport, Soft Violet.
256 yds 2-ply lace-weight wet-spun linen (2,600 yd [2,377 m]/lb. Shown in Louet Euroflax lace, Light Gray and Cloud Gray.
The total weft yardage needed is 112 yds. The pattern calls for two different weft colors of 56 yds each to make each cloth slightly different from each other. They can be woven with a single color.
The pattern calls for two different weft colors of 56 yds each to make each cloth slightly different from each other. They can be woven with a single color.
Note: Louet is discontinuing Euroflax in lace weight. To find a Louet retailer near you who may still have yarn in stock, check out their stockist list. See resources for more information on substitutions.
Equipment: 12-dent rigid-heddle loom with a 13" (33 cm) weaving width; 4 stick shuttles; 15" (38 cm) pick-up stick. OPTIONAL: Warping sticks at least 14'' long.
Thanks again to the Yarnworker Patrons who make the Yarnworker School of Weaving possible.
*Weave-alongs are free for everyone while they are active through the thirty-day grace period after the weave-along has ended. A small fee will be assessed at that time. I won't answer questions after the weave-along has finished.
The Four Looks Towels weave-along, our first on this platform, will always be free and all weave-alongs will always be free forever to patrons who make the weave-alongs possible!
About the instructor
Yarn is a big part of who I am—growing it, spinning it, and then making it do tricks, particularly the over/under kind (i.e. weaving). Passing this love on to newcomers is what makes my heart happy. I spend my days weaving, writing about weaving, teaching others to weave, and enjoying this thing called life.
I host Yarnworker, a site for rigid-heddle know-how and inspirations. I dream-up, films, edit, and hosts the courses myself from my home in central, New Mexico. To learn more about me and the Yarnworker community, visit yarnworker.com