Yarnworker's Fall 2017 weave-along has concluded. Thanks to all for weaving along! 

You are welcome to register for a small fee, review all the material, and see the questions that have been asked and answered, although I won't be answering any new questions.

Please join us for a future weave-along. They are free while active and always free for 
patrons of the Yarnworker School.

Here is more information about weave-alongs generally and this weave-along specifically. 

This Weave-Along will remain free through the end of Febuary, 2018. After that time there will be a small fee to access the information. As long as you are registered the information is avilable to you for a fee or no-fee if you registered during the time the WAL was active or during the 30 day grace period.  

The weave alongs are generously funded by the Yarnworker Patreon community and are always free to patrons. If you are a new member, you should have received a discount code to register for free. 

To learn more about the history and future plans for this site, visit the Weave-Along/School FAQ tab of my website.

Heddles up!


Weave-Along Information

Weave-alongs offer a space to weave together, even when we can't be in the same room. They are a place for us to ask questions, share progress and set-backs, celebrate successes, and get support from your fellow weavers and me.  

Twill Be Done Runner from Handwoven Home. This weave-along gives us a great opportunity to look at how to read a weaving draft written for floor or table looms and create charts that we can pick-up in front of the rigid heddle.

If you are new to these weave-alongs you can read a little bit about our history here. A huge shout-out to all the Yarnworker patrons who make these weave-alongs possible.


  • October 25, 2017 Registration link available, welcome and introduction to the project; visit the weaving studio and learn how a floor loom works; how to read a weaving draft.
  • November 1, 2017 Picking up a drawdown; fixing mistakes; working a clove hitch knot.
  • November 8, 2017 Finishing tips; a meditation on fancy structures and the rigid-heddle loom.
  • November 15, 2017 Set your table and share your photos!


Handwoven Home by Liz Gipson


Warp: 2-ply worsted weight recycled cotton (1,001 yd [915 m]/lb): 189 yd (173 m) blue green. Shown in: Berroco Indigo (95% recycled cotton/5% other recycled fibers, 219 yd [200 m]/3 oz skein): #6432 High-rise.

Weft: 4-ply worsted weight cotton/linen blend (1,001 yd [915 m]/lb): 123 yd (112 m) teal; 27 yd (25 m) yellow green. Shown in: Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton/50% linen, 219 yd [200 m]/3 oz skein): #625 Teal, #629 Apple.

Cotton Clouds put together a kit in an alternate yarn, Hanako, a 50% cotton/50% linen from Classic Elite, in three different colorways. They have included enough yarn to warp a slightly shorter runner and two coordinating placemats. At the opening of registration they are running low on kits. They do stock the yarn and you can order individual skeins. 


8-dent rigid-heddle loom with a 14″ (35.5 cm) weaving width; 3 stick shuttles; 16″ (40.5 cm) pick-up stick.

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

This weave-along is designed for the advanced beginner. I assume that you have already woven a few projects, can warp your loom without assistance,  and that you have a basic understanding of the terminology. The technique used in this project isn't difficult, however the underlying theory behind it—reading drafts and creating drawdowns—may be challenging for some. That said, don't be afraid to jump in. You don't know what you can do until you try and that's what weave-alongs are all about! 

About the instructor

Liz Gipson

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

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome and Introduction

    • Schedule

    • Thoughts on Modifying the Pattern

    • Correction to Color Order Chart, Clarifications of Step-By-Step vs Draft Instructions, and Where is the Mysterious Chapter 10?

    • Questions Asked and Answered

    • Finished Projects Gallery

  • 2

    Week 1: Looms and Drafts

    • How a Floor Loom Works

    • Reading a Weaving Drafts

    • Point and Advancing Twill Drafts

  • 3

    Week 2: Weaving Drawdowns

    • Draft Answer Key

    • Welcome to Week Two

    • Picking Up a Drawdown

    • Managing Two Shuttles

    • Fixing Mistakes

    • Clove-Hitch Knot

    • Fringeless Finish

    • "Handwoven Home" Page References

  • 4

    Week 3: Finishing Tips and Meditation on Fancy Structures and the Rigid-Heddle

    • Welcome to Week 3!

    • Wet Finishing and Trimming Fringe

    • Weaving 1/3 Twill on a Rigid heddle Loom

    • The Tricky Bit

    • Week 3 Wrap Up

    • Resources

    • Share Your Finished Twill Be Done Projects!

  • 5

    Week 4: Celebrate!

    • Thanks for Weaving Along and What's Next

    • Keep the Project Photos Coming