Weaving with a Circular Loom

A course by Ancestral , Textile Artist

Textile Artist. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined May 2019

Learn how to weave and create contemporary decorative pieces without prior knowledge

98% positive reviews (352)
5808 students
  • Audio: Spanish
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  • Learn how to weave and create contemporary decorative pieces without prior knowledge

    A loom doesn't have to be rectangular! Weaving with a round base opens up a world of possibilities for you to imagine and create unique tapestries. Erika Pineda, textile artist and founder of the brand Ancestral, teaches you how to make them in this online course. She makes hand-woven decorative pieces and has collaborated with brands such as American Eagle, Egeo restaurant (Hotel Click Clack), Azul selva, and El Tesoro shopping center in Medellin.

    Get to know circular loom weaving, learn the basic stitches such as taffeta, Soumak, and fringes, to then create four tapestries ready to decorate the walls of your house, enjoying the process and connecting with the material stitch by stitch.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    16 lessons & 14 downloads

    • 98% positive reviews (352)
    • 5808 students
    • 16 lessons (1h 15m)
    • 14 additional resources (5 files)
    • Online and at your own pace
    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Beginner
    • Unlimited access forever

    What is this course's project?

    Create four tapestries that you can use to give life to any wall: three for practice to learn the basic stitches and the last one where you apply everything you have learned.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    Anyone who wants to learn to weave on a circular loom and for those who want to adopt this technique in order to create handmade and contemporary decorative pieces.

    Requirements and materials

    No previous knowledge is necessary, since Erika teaches you the technique and the basic stitches from scratch. As for materials, you need four drums or hoops of different sizes to embroider, thread, wool, scissors, and needles.


    5808 Students
    352 Reviews
    98% Positive ratings


    A course by Ancestral

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    Textile Artist

    Ancestral is the brand founded in 2015 by Colombian textile artist Erika Pineda, whose main objective is the revival, expansion, and strengthening of textile art in contemporary urban environments. To achieve this, they work under two lines of action: one for the creation of hand-woven artistic pieces and the other for teaching, through workshops, offering the tools so that the technique can be learned and ideas brought to life with the magic of weaving.
    Ancestral's pieces are full of detail and are individually made with care so that the final result is amazing. This has led them to sell products in various stores in Colombia and to collaborate with brands such as American Eagle, Egeo (Click Clack hotel restaurant in Colombia), Azul Selva, and the El Tesoro shopping center in Medellin.


    • U1


      • Introduction
      • Influences
      • What We Will Do in the Course
    • U2

      Get to Know the Technique

      • The Loom, a Technique with Multiple Forms
      • The Frame: the Main Tool of the Technique
      • The Warp or First Laying of Yarn
      • The Weave and Materials
    • U3

      Basic Stitches

      • Taffeta Weave Sampler
      • Soumak Weave Sampler
      • Sampler with Tassles
    • U4

      Circular Loom Tapestry

      • Design: Stitches, Colors, and Shapes
      • Start or Central Part of the Tapestry
      • The Middle Part of the Tapestry
      • Edge or End Part of the Tapestry
    • U5

      Ideas and Recommendations

      • Disassembly
      • Other Uses
    • FP

      Final project

      • Weaving with a Circular Loom

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    Weaving with a Circular Loom. Craft course by Ancestral

    Weaving with a Circular Loom

    A course by Ancestral
    Textile Artist. Medellín, Colombia.
    Joined May 2019
    • 98% positive reviews (352)
    • 5808 students