Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving: A Beginners Guide (An online, self-paced course).
This self-paced, online course will give you all the information and knowledge you need to get set up and weaving some basic techniques, and you can do all of this from the comfort of your own home.
The course is available on its own, or with a weaving starter kit, which comes in nine different colour-ways, and includes everything you’ll need to get set up and weaving.
So what are you getting?- 14 different sections (pdf's, all supported by instructional videos), from sourcing materials and setting up the loom, through four different weaving techniques, to finishing, and weaving on a budget.
- A tutor with 16 years of weaving experience who is passionate about sharing her love of textiles through teaching.
Once you have purchased the course, your enrolment details to access the course will be sent to the email you provided at the checkout.
What is the difference between this course and the ‘Comprehensive Guide’?
This course is simply a shortened version of the ‘Comprehensive Guide’. It will give you all the information you need to get set up and weaving all the basic techniques.
Though you will be invited to join our weavers and natural dyers community on Facebook, this course does not include access to the Elka Weaver’s Facebook support group which is exclusively for students enrolled on the ‘Comprehensive Guide’.
Do I need any experience to start the course?
None whatsoever! This course is suitable for complete beginners.
You will be guided through all the fundamentals, from terminology to equipment and materials before moving on to setting up your loom and starting to weave, focusing on getting your technique right from the outset to set you in good stead for taking your weaving further.
How long is the course?
The course is made up of fourteen different sections. There’s a total of four hours of video tutorials spread over these sections. How long it takes to complete the course will really vary between individuals.
The course has been designed so that you can either work your way through from beginning to end (we recommend this method), or you can wade straight in with the project that’s included and refer back to the relevant tutorials to complete it.
What style of weaving is this?
Traditional tapestry meets modern weaving. This course gives you a good foundation in traditional tapestry weaving techniques, with some fun techniques thrown in for texture as well.
Will I be able to use the techniques I’ve learnt on other types of looms?
Absolutley! The skills and techniques you learn on this course can easily be applied to rigid heddle, table and floor loom weaving.
Does the course have live sessions?
No. The entire course is pre-recorded video tutorials so you can play them back as many times as you need. All the tutorials are supported with clear step by step downloadable pdf instructions.
What equipment do I need to start the course?
The minimum you will need to get started is a small frame loom, a tapestry needle or shuttle, warp and weft yarns.
The course is available with a weaving starter kit which contains all the materials and equipment you’ll need to get set up and weaving. These are also available to purchase individually on the Elka website.
The ‘Weaving on a Budget’ section of the course shows you multiple ways to make your own loom and yarns. You do not need to spend a fortune to get great enjoyment from this craft!
Will I have to pay the full price if I decide to enrol on the ‘Comprehensive Guide’ after completing this one?
No. There is a discount code at the end of the course which will take 70% off the ‘Comprehensive Guide’. This is a reflection of the techniques and information you will have already covered.
Can I enrol on the course if I live outside the UK?
As this course is entirely online you can enrol from anywhere in the world! We also ship our weaving starter kits worldwide, though we can recommend suppliers nearer to you to save on some air miles.