Learning to Weave

More than 40,000 weavers have used this unparalleled study guide to learn to weave from scratch or hone their skills. All of the basics are covered: learning weaving terms, understanding the tools of weaving, how to use a weaving loom, making a good warp three ways, reading and designing drafts, and understanding weave structures. We don't know of a better weaving text.
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Learning to Weave with Deborah Chandler

Countless weavers have used this unparalleled study guide to learn to weave from scratch or to become better weavers. Learning to Weave teaches you how to warp your loom three different ways with step-by-step warping instructions. The book also teaches you how to read a weaving draft, and how to design your own weaving projects, and how to find and fix common weaving mistakes. Absolute beginners will learn the basics of weaving including the different parts of the loom, common weaving equipment, and all the tips, tricks and knowledge you need to get started weaving the right way as Deborah Chandler walks you through your first project.

Filled with helpful illustrations, photographs, and charts, Learning to Weave is a straight-forward guide that will teach you how to weave on your own, or with a teacher. The book goes beyond the basics as you'll be introduced to different weave structures including twill, overshot, summer and winter, and lace. We don't know of a better weaving text.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 08WV03
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 232
ISBN 13 9781596681392
Author/Designer Deborah Chandler
Technique Overshot
Customer Reviews (10)
Excellent book
I have just recently started to weave. I just completed my first scarve and have picked up so many hints and problem solvers from this book. Thank you Debborah. Review by Elizabeth (Posted on 7/7/2016)
Clear and easy to follow with excellent tips and a large troubleshooting section. Review by Karen (Posted on 7/1/2016)
A book all beginning weavers should own
Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler was highly recommended to me, by experienced weavers, as a quality book for beginners. I am finding it a comprehensive resource as I am teaching myself to warp and weave on my first four shaft loom. I will be recommending it to others. Review by Donnalynn (Posted on 12/22/2015)
Excellent book for learners
So easy to follow and understand. Great first book for learners. A must have! It is my go-to guide. Review by Nicole (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Very Good
Very informative and answered many questions that I had. I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about weaving. Review by Karyn (Posted on 7/15/2015)
Learning to Weave
This book has helped renew my interest in weaving. The warping up process is explained in several ways and I am no longer intimidated by it. She makes weaving fun for me again!!!! Review by Judith (Posted on 12/31/2014)
When I purchased my loom the instructions were in Swedish. I did not know anything about weaving other than I wanted to learn. That was 21 years ago. This book was what aided me in finding my way and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get started or to refresh memory. Review by Sandra (Posted on 12/1/2014)
Informative Book
Deborah Chandler's book, Learning to Weave, is just as informative now as it was when first published. I'm glad this helpful weaving book has been updated and reprinted in recent years. The illustrations are clear and the photographs are well-done although it would have been nice if the photographs had been printed in color instead of black and white. This will be a useful addition to my weaving library. Review by Kathryn (Posted on 4/28/2014)
Absolutely the best
I taught myself to weave nearly 20 years ago using Deborah's book (the previous edition) -- it is clearly written, easily understandable and the projects included will teach you basic concepts and structures that will provide a sound foundation for any weaving adventure you launch in the future. I was privileged to take a class from Deborah some years ago -- she is practical and extremely helpful while keeping the process fun, and her book reflects this. It's the best text to start with and to revisit when you need a refresher. Review by Jill M Lyon (Posted on 3/2/2012)
Learning to Weave with Deborah Chandler
Excellent guide Review by Elizabeth Sheppaard (Posted on 10/6/2011)
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