Hand-Weaving Techniques: Design Textile Accessories

A course by Cassandra Sabo , Textile Designer and Hand Weaver

Textile Designer and Hand Weaver. Oxford, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021

Learn to create richly textured and sustainable textile pieces using a variety of weaving techniques

  • 100% positive reviews (59)
  • 1776 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create richly textured and sustainable textile pieces using a variety of weaving techniques

A course by Cassandra Sabo

A handwoven cushion or blanket can be the perfect accessory that ties a room together. Textile artist and designer Cassandra Sabo believes in creating unique and sustainable textile pieces over fast-fashion decor. Her work has been featured in publications like KOEL Magazine and Country Living Modern Rustic.

In this course, Cassandra takes you through the textile design process and teaches you hand-weaving techniques to create custom accessories. Let your creativity unravel as you learn to weave step by step and create a truly original handwoven piece.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 24 downloads

Understanding Your Loom
13 minutes, 13 seconds
Exploring Materials 1
8 minutes, 11 seconds
Exploring Materials 2
13 minutes, 56 seconds
Plain Weave Pattern 1
9 minutes, 17 seconds
Plain Weave Pattern 2
14 minutes, 41 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (59)
  • 1776 students
  • 24 lessons (5h 29m)
  • 24 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design, weave, and sew a cushion using a variety of patterns and techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for both beginners and experienced weavers. Cassandra takes you through the basics, but also shows your more complex and contemporary weaving techniques.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

To take this course, you need a weaving loom, weaving tools, a tapestry needle, yarn, a cushion pad, a pencil, card stock, and other household materials.


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1776 Students
59 Reviews
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Cassandra Sabo

A course by Cassandra Sabo

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Textile Designer and Hand Weaver

Cassandra Sabo is a textile designer and weaver from Montreal, Canada. She initially moved to London to pursue a degree in textile design at Central Saint Martins, and eventually moved to Oxford with her husband and children, and founded The Oxford Weaving Studio.

From her studio, she shares her love and knowledge of weaving and the broader fiber arts with her community. Cassandra also researched, designed and developed The Oxford Frame Loom, a new type of frame loom that aims to bridge the gap between hand-weaving and tapestry weaving, enabling weavers of all levels to discover and explore this craft in new ways.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Loom, Tools, and Materials

    • Understanding Your Loom
    • Choosing Your Weaving Tools and Equipment
    • Exploring Materials 1
    • Exploring Materials 2
  • U3

    Basic Patterns and Techniques

    • Plain Weave Pattern 1
    • Plain Weave Pattern 2
    • Twill Pattern
    • Shaping and Split Technique
    • Soumak Technique
  • U4

    Designing

    • Basic Colour Theory
    • Creating a Mood Board
    • Sketching a Pattern and Technical Notes 1
    • Sketching a Pattern and Technical Notes 2
  • U5

    Weaving Your Design

    • Weaving the Design 1
    • Weaving the Design 2
    • Weaving the Design 3
    • Weaving the Design 4
    • Weaving the Design 5
    • Weaving the Design 6
    • Removing from the Loom
    • Sewing the Cushion by Hand
    • Washing the Woven Fabric
  • FP

    Final project

    • Hand-Weaving Techniques: Design Textile Accessories

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Hand-Weaving Techniques: Design Textile Accessories. Craft course by Cassandra Sabo

Hand-Weaving Techniques: Design Textile Accessories

A course by Cassandra Sabo
Textile Designer and Hand Weaver. Oxford, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (59)
  • 1776 students