Learning to weave is an incredibly exciting time but sometimes it is met with anxiety and trepidation. Fear not, the weaving community is welcoming and there are numerous ways you can get started.
Guilds are a fantastic place to meet like-minded crafters and many guilds often hold regular meetings and workshops for the basics. Some guilds also offer a library full of wonderful resources.
Here is a list of guilds (we will be expanding so let us know if your local guild is missing)
|Public Libraries||Many libraries have a wide range of weaving, spinning and craft books. You may need to order them into your local branch but these can be a great resource.|
|Online Courses||This is where I started with the basics. Courses by Craftsy are a good beginner guide allowing you to follow on at your own pace.|
Online classes are a great alternative to attending workshops in person and offer various levels of online support.
Kelly Cassanova offers a range of individual or monthly subscription classes to get you on your way.
If you are looking for a Weave Along project to complete with a group in realtime, with a dedicated group and the change to ask questions as you go, have a look at Sarah Jackson Handwoven Designs.
Many guilds offer workshops for beginners or the advanced weaver. Your best to join your local guild and sign up to their newsletter to find out about what is available.
Some master weavers such as Kay Faulkner open their studio for classes and private tuition, it's best to make contact directly for costs and availability.