The members of the weaving workshop community love fiber, art, yarn, and color. They have an instinct for the loom, cloth, and the journey of handweaving. Empowered members are seeking inspiration. Our community shares advice and friendship in an online gathering place that offers a sense of renewal and creativity. We seek expression through cloth as a creative journey.
Are you interested in learning more about the art of weaves in order to engage your hearts and hands at the loom?
Getting Ready to Weave
Setting up a handweaving loom
In this series of videos, you will see how to set up and be ready to weave on a Macomber handweaving loom. Watch and learn from artist and textile designer, Brittany McLaughlin, as she winds a warp, attaches the warp to the loom, threads the loom, and weaves a header. Along the way, she shares her tips and tricks for efficient hand loom set up. You have access to a Project Worksheet and a Weaving Glossary too!
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Are you ready to take your weaving to the next level?
Weaving Compositions | Ground. Path. Fruition.
Basic Woven Structure + Expanded Artistic Practice
Ground. Path. Fruition. is designed to motivate, inspire, and challenge you to focus on your creative weaving process and engage in weaving as a meditative practice while exploring materials and media. You are invited to expand your creative weaving practice.
This self-paced e-course is a study that will inspire woven swatch development, provide practical information and review of basic weaving structures, along with readings and discussions for the group to share thoughts and connections about fabric making.
Through this learning journey, weavers work on developing their personalized weaving practice while engaging with others in The Weaving Workshop Facebook Group, and sharing studies on Pinterest & Instagram.
Find your voice at the loom
I enjoyed this course very much. I've taken a few other weaving courses, but I haven't encountered the inspirational content offered here, playing with weaves, gathering and recreating textures, and creating a sample book. Brittany is a wonderfully helpful and patient teacher.
- Elizabeth Palwick-Goebel, Retired Special Education Teacher
"Brittany inspired and pushed me to reach further into my artistic self and in my work. Her love of weaving is infectious and her desire to help you express your talent makes her an exceptional teacher and mentor. I recommend her course to anyone looking to learn more about the art and craft of weaving. She is wonderful."
- Marilyn Torres, Technical Designer, Ralph Lauren
"Brittany opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities one's creativity can achieve. She encouraged me to see in new ways and this formed the base of what kind of weaver I have become. I will always be thankful for her class and what it made possible for me as a weaver"
- Pradnya Korde, Creative Director, Black Pepper Dessin
Weave with unconventional materials
"I enjoyed the weaving class tremendously. It is not only Brittany's knowledge as a teacher but her as a person that made it so special"
- Claire Renaut, Artist & Owner, Brush/Paper/Scissors, Seattle, WA
Make a Tactile Notebook
Be ready to receive:
Weekly lessons including video tutorials, worksheets, and design inspiration
Motivation to try new ways of approaching your weaving practice
Tips & tricks for more efficient weaving
Encouragement of your creative expression
A warm and connective Facebook community to share our experiences
Expand your creativity.
As your teacher and creative guide, I encourage you to explore a variety of media, have a solid foundation of design principles, and be open to a new creative process and sense of self discovery.
As an artist, I design and create weavings using a variety of materials & colors. Swatches are used as quick sketches, to create textile patterns for woven production, used as further investigations for other artworks, or they are simply artworks unto themselves.
I created The Weaving Workshop to share my knowledge of art, design, and textiles with you.