Weaving with Novelty Yarns Video Download
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In this video, master weaver, mythbuster, and yarn explorer Tom Knisely shows that weaving yarn doesn’t have to come on a cone, and that weaving with novelty yarns opens a whole new world of design possibilities for woven fabric.
- How to tell which yarns are right for warp
- How to pair novelty yarns with other yarns to enhance durability
- Tricks for designing, warping, and weaving with delicate or textured yarns
- How to repair a broken thread quickly and cleanly
- How to finish novelty fabrics
- The best hemstitching trick you’ve ever seen!
Tom has spent his teaching and weaving career in a yarn shop, experimenting with every kind of yarn there is, and now you can reap the riches of his vast experience, his weaving wisdom, and his ever-present sense of fun. With Tom at your side, every delicious yarn in your stash or your local yarn shop will become fertile ground for your weaving imagination.
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- A must have video.
- Fantastic! Not just for novelty yarns
- This video is fantastic. Tom is a great teacher with a plethora of useful tips and time savers. Don't let the title fool you, all of the tips can translate to weaving weather novelty yarns or regular yarns. Great for a beginner weaver. (Posted on 11/30/2015)
- This is a fantastic video whether you are working with novelty yarns or not. He gives great tips on how to speed up and simplify the whole process of warping the loom regardless of what type of yarns you are using. His instructions are clear, his methods enlightening and I highly recommend this video. It made me want to buy the rest of his videos because he gives so much valuable information. (Posted on 11/2/2015)
- Excellent for beginning weavers like me
- Tom did such a great job of carefully and slowly explaining how to warp with varied types of yarn. He showed some techniques that I just loved, and I used the video to try them out. I'd like to watch more of his videos as he is such a great teacher of weaving! (Posted on 10/31/2015)
- Super useful
- What great lessons! I have put all of the information to use, and I am so pleased to have this resource. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such an accessible manner. (Posted on 10/31/2015)
- Very Little Information Specific to Novelty Yarns
I am copying what Robin said in her review of the DVD of this class because she wrote exactly what I was planning to write about the download version:
This video would be more aptly described as a warping refresher weaving a simple scarf using a mixed warp. The video spends maybe ten minutes discussing novelty yarns. The rest of the video shows how to warp your loom and hemstitch. I was hoping for a larger discussion on how to incorporate novelty yarns into weaving and how to overcome some challenges that could come up. The only real information was how to come up with a sett for a plain weave scarf. No mention of using them for supplemental warps or wefts. No hints on how to overcome a yarn so slippery it won't hold a knot or how to use that cone of eyelash yarn that looked so pretty.
Tom Knisely does a nice job describing how he warps the loom and gives some helpful hints. That is not what I was expecting on this video. There are other videos whose main purpose is to explain the basic weaving process.
(Posted on 10/16/2015)
- Video misnamed, should be called "Great Ideas"
- I have been weaving for 30+ years and have taught weaving lessons but I learned a lot from this video, I would not have purchased it based on the name but when I watched it with a friend, I was excited to see his sleying and threading techniques. Anchoring the warp to the back beam while sleying was a terrific idea! I was delighted to see how fast threading went when I tried his technique. I watched it several times to get the details down. Don't let the name of this video fool you. There is a lot of valuable info on weaving with novelty yarn but the real jewel is Tom's techniques. (Posted on 10/8/2015)
- Great Video
- This is a wonderful video. Full of tips and new ways to warp even if you aren't using novelty yarns. Tom is very clear and entertaining. Everything is clearly illustrated. (Posted on 8/27/2015)
A good explanation of using fancy yarn and very clear instruction on working out your draft, threading up and tying on. Which is so much easier than I have been doing it.
As a beginner weaver this video has given me more confidence, I now feel I know what I am doing, it will be great to use my fancy yarn and lower my stash.
Thank you Tom excellent. (Posted on 8/21/2015)
This video is just what I have needed, I am a beginner weaver and the way Tom explains and shows the way to dress a loom using Novelty Yarn is fantastic. Very clear and precise. He makes it more doable for a beginner.
Also the way he explains about threading up and tying in has given me far more confindence than I had before. A different way to how I have been doing it, which was far more complicated.
My mind is now buzzing with ideas. Thankyou Tom. (Posted on 8/21/2015)
- Most Excellent!
- I just started weaving and this has given me a good outlook on exactly how far I can push the envelope on mixing yarns and threads. I learned things some friends who have been weaving for years didn't know. This is a must watch for any weaver. (Posted on 8/20/2015)
- Great teacher and resource
- Tom Knisely is an excellent teacher who has compiled a wealth of techniques during his experience at Mannings. This video has helped me to evaluate the novelty yarns I have in my stash as potential warp yarns and to understand the process of designing warp stripes at the loom. It is a unique process which includes many tips for warping front to back. I strongly recommend this video. (Posted on 8/20/2015)
- Novelty Yarns in your Warp a new concept to me
Tom always does a superb job of teaching. I like this video going over using Novelty yarns in the warp. Very important information so you are not frustrated.
If you do not know how to warp front to back, this is a win-win to watch. I did not know this method and he explained it very well
He also warps a different way of moving the warp threads around to pick your color order. That looked a bit scary to me. Tom was successful with his scarf. (Posted on 8/19/2015)
- I love this video. I just wish I had ordered it many years ago when I started weaving. Tom explains so many things in such an easy and understandable way. After weaving for 20+ years I feel I am better able to now warp and weave the things I want with so much less stress and confusion. Thanks! (Posted on 5/25/2015)
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