Hand Weaving Techniques for Beginners

A course by Lucy Rowan
Fiber Artist and Weaver. Worthing, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
, Fiber Artist and Weaver

Learn how to weave home decorations by exploring different colors, yarns and textures

  • 100% Positive reviews (34)
  • 783 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Hand Weaving Techniques for Beginners

Learn how to weave home decorations by exploring different colors, yarns and textures

  • 100% Positive reviews (34)
  • 783 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (4h 17m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Hand weaving is a meditative art that allows you to unwind while creating something beautiful. Get lost in the mindful practice of weaving with fiber artist Lucy Rowan as you explore a world filled with yarn and color.

Discover how to create beautiful decorative pieces by learning stitching and color blending techniques and creating different woven shapes and patterns. Decorate and transform any space with your own hand-woven creations.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Design Your Weave
  • U3
    U3. Let's Start Weaving
  • U4
    U4. Finishing Off
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Lucy and her background in craft. She shares her story about how she became a fiber artist specialized in weaving and punch needle embroidery. Take a look at her work and hear about her influences.

Get inspired by creating a mood board to help craft your design and color palette, and sketch it out as a guide for your weave. Explore different types of yarn, and choose what works best for your project. Lucy goes through all the tools necessary, including how to make your own loom if you don’t already have one.

Now the fun begins! Learn how to correctly set up your loom before learning a variety of knots and tassels. Begin with learning basic stitches and work your way up to more advanced stitches. See how to weave diagonal and curved shapes. Discover color blending techniques as you stitch a beautiful textured weave filled with abstract designs.

Wrap up the course by learning how to correctly remove your weave from the loom, and gently add the final touches. Once your decoration is ready, learn different options for hanging your weave and how to take care of it. Lucy encourages you to continue exploring hand weaving, and gives you ideas on how to transform your piece into a cushion or a handbag.

What is this course's project?

Create a decorative piece for your home using a loom and various hand weaving techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is great for weavers and crafters of all levels who want to explore an abstract style or learn color blending techniques.

What you need

No prior experience or knowledge in weaving is necessary.

For this course, you will need a weaving loom (handmade or store bought), warp thread, yarns, wool needles, scissors, paper, pens, glue, and a mount board.


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Lucy Rowan

A course by Lucy Rowan

Fiber Artist and Weaver

Lucy is a Brighton-based fiber artist specialized in weaving and punch needle embroidery. She is completely self-taught and comes from a creative family that has always encouraged her to create. Her father, a self-taught carpenter, builds the looms Lucy uses to teach workshops across the UK.

In addition to her craft work and workshops, she has written tutorials for magazines as well as her own craft books. She has done various commissioned, and has been featured in Mollie Makers Magazine. She also runs her own online shop, Peas and Needles.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Design Your Weave

    • Planning the Tapestry
    • Sketching Out Your Design
    • Yarns and Colour Palette
    • Build Your Own Loom and How to Warp
  • U3

    Let's Start Weaving

    • Basic Stitches 1
    • Basic Stitches 2
    • Advanced Stitches 1
    • Advanced Stitches 2
    • Create Some Texture 1
    • Create Some Texture 2
    • Creating Shapes
    • Interlocking Colours
    • Using Colour and Blending 1
    • Using Colour and Blending 2
  • U4

    Finishing Off

    • Finalizing the Project
    • How to Hang the Weave
    • What to Do Next...
    • How to Care for the Weaves
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Hand Weaving Techniques for Beginners

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Hand Weaving Techniques for Beginners . A Craft course by Lucy Rowan

Hand Weaving Techniques for Beginners

A course by Lucy Rowan
Fiber Artist and Weaver. Worthing, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (34)
  • 783 students