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Introduction to PVC Cord Weaving

A course by Carolina Ortega
Textile and Industrial Designer. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined September 2018
, Textile and Industrial Designer

Learn basic techniques for weaving furniture and decorative objects by hand

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (273)
  • 6585 students

Learn basic techniques for weaving furniture and decorative objects by hand

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (273)
  • 6585 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 9m)
  • 16 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Applying traditional weaving techniques to create contemporary and functional pieces with PVC cord is Carolina Ortega's specialty. Her creations with different weaves and patterns have graced the pages of magazines such as Vogue, Design Milk, and Prestige Marrakech. Her pieces stand out for their originality and for enhancing the value of handmade items.

In this online course, learn to weave with PVC cord. Discover basic techniques to create decorative objects and hand-woven furniture. What's more, see how to create your own pattern, adjust it to an object, and keep it in great condition.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Get to work: Let's knit!
  • U4
    U4. Fly your imagination
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Carolina and find out more about her love for art and painting. She tells you about her professional career path, her experience with PVC cord, and her journey to creating her design studio specialized in creating contemporary pieces with traditional weaving techniques. In addition, she talks to you about her influences, such as the artists and designers who she admires as well as Colombian and Wayú handmade pieces.

Discover what exactly PVC is, how it can be applied, and how to work with this versatile material. Through practical exercises, learn what flat knitting is and how you can apply it to an object. Next, get to know what types of cord to use, the best patterns to work with, and the frames and shapes you can use to weave.

Then go over the materials you need to complete the course project. Decide on the pattern and colors for your piece, take the measurements, and prepare everything thoroughly to avoid surprises when you finish your piece.

Start warping the cord on a chair or stool to create the base and then move on to the slowest part of the process: the weaving. Carolina breaks down the process of creating a layered surface before showing you how to finish off the ties and apply some final touches.

To wrap up, Carolina invites you to let your imagination run wild by showing you a series of examples to create unique designs, as well as some care and protection tips for your new creation.

What is this course's project?

Weave a stool in PVC cord using your own style.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who likes to experiment with new materials and wants to learn how to weave with PVC cord.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course. In terms of materials, you need a stool or a chair—new or used—with a square surface area, PVC cord, pliers, and other materials you can find at home and that Carolina will mention in the course.


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Carolina Ortega

A course by Carolina Ortega

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Textile and Industrial Designer

Born in Bogotá (Colombia), she has been interested in art and painting since she was a child. She studied industrial design in her home country and then did a master's degree in textile design in London (England). There she discovered the value of handmade objects, the artisanal world, and traditional techniques. She seeks to reflect the culture of her country in each piece she produces.

Carolina currently owns a design studio where she creates contemporary pieces using traditional weaving techniques. For over five years now, the studio has specialized in creating pieces with PVC cord. They combine shapes, textures, colors, and materials to create unique, ergonomic, and, above all, ethical pieces as they work under the concept of fair trade, positioning artisanship as a valuable profession.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
    • Presentation
  • U2

    First steps

    • What is the PVC cord?
    • The importance of color
    • What is flat tissue?
    • Types of patterns for PVC cord fabric.
    • Types of yarns we use in our furniture I
    • Types of yarns we use in our furniture II
    • Different frames and shapes on which we can weave
  • U3

    Get to work: Let's knit!

    • Finishes
    • Tissue
    • Chair base yarn.
    • Enlist the pattern and colors
    • Materials you will need.
  • U4

    Fly your imagination

    • Care and protection tips for furniture
    • Tips to make unique designs
  • FP

    Final project

    • Weaving techniques with PVC cable

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Introduction to PVC Cord Weaving. Craft course by Carolina Ortega Best seller

Introduction to PVC Cord Weaving

A course by Carolina Ortega
Textile and Industrial Designer. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined September 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (273)
  • 6585 students