3D Weaving and Yarn Trimming for Wall Hangings

A course by Allyson Rousseau
Fiber Artist. Pictou, Canada.
Joined September 2021
, Fiber Artist

Learn how to sculpt shapes with yarn and make patterns with rya knots to create colorful wall hangings using a combination of flat and 3D weaving techniques

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  • 620 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to sculpt shapes with yarn and make patterns with rya knots to create colorful wall hangings using a combination of flat and 3D weaving techniques



  • 100% positive reviews (16)
  • 620 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 24m)
  • 23 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Weaving yarns is a form of meditation, a way to experience peace of mind.”

Fiber artist Allyson Rousseau creates weaved decorations for clients all over the world, using a combination of techniques for depth and character. Her pieces have appeared in magazines such as House and Home, as well as in international exhibitions.

In this online course, Allyson teaches you the basics of weaving with a frame loom. Learn how to create your own hand-woven wall hangings from start to finish using a combination of colorful yarns. Are you ready to embrace the peaceful art of weaving?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Getting Started
  • U3
    U3. Weaving the Artwork
  • U4
    U4. Additional Tips and Tricks
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know fiber artist Allyson Rousseau. Discover how she turned her curiosity for weaving into a full-time career, along with the influences that inspire her and the work she creates.

Dive into the tools and materials needed for this course. Allyson then guides you through how to build your own frame loom and demonstrates basic weaving techniques, from flat weaving to turning warp squares into circles for rya knots. Learn how to create patterns with rya knots before creating a mood board of colorful images to inspire your project.

Time to start weaving. Begin with the background of your piece. Then fill in the shapes, secure the back, and trim your rya knots to reveal the patterns in your design. Put the finishing touches to your weaving in preparation for hanging.

Discover how to add a signature to your woven work so it’s recognizably your own, and use rya knots to create other pieces. To wrap up the course, Allyson talks through recycling yarn scraps and tips for storing your materials.

What is this course's project?

Create your own woven wall hanging with three-dimensional shapes using a variety of weaving techniques.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating their own unique works of fiber art.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need a weaving needle, scissors, measuring tape, a selection of yarns, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


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Allyson Rousseau

A course by Allyson Rousseau

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Fiber Artist

Allyson Rousseau is a fiber artist based in Pictou, Nova Scotia. She studied studio art at the University of Guelph where she practiced painting, drawing, and sculpture, and later discovered contemporary weaving whilst doing research for her assignment. She quickly began teaching herself how to weave out of curiosity, and quit her full-time job to pursue a career in the art form in 2016. Allyson first began selling her work on Etsy and posting on Instagram, before setting up her own website.

Since then, she has created over 200 custom pieces for homes in Canada, the US, Australia, and beyond. She has also collaborated with brands including We Are Knitters, exhibited her work internationally, and been featured in publications including KOEL Magazine, House & Home, and Mollie Makes.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started

    • Tools and Materials
    • Building the Frame Loom
    • Basic Weaving Techniques
    • Creating Patterns with Rya Knots
    • The Design Process
  • U3

    Weaving the Artwork

    • The Background: Flat Weaving
    • Filling in the Shapes
    • Securing the Back
    • Trimming the Shapes
    • Finishing Techniques
  • U4

    Additional Tips and Tricks

    • Adding a Signature
    • Other Ideas Using Rya Knots
    • Recycling Yarn Scraps
    • Tips for Storing Materials
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Weaving and Yarn Trimming for Wall Hangings

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3D Weaving and Yarn Trimming for Wall Hangings. Craft course by Allyson Rousseau

3D Weaving and Yarn Trimming for Wall Hangings

A course by Allyson Rousseau
Fiber Artist. Pictou, Canada.
Joined September 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (16)
  • 620 students