Here's a fun way to weave... using fabric strips instead of yarn. This project is fast and easy, a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. And you don't even need to buy a loom!
I'll guide you through what you'll need, it's pretty simple!
You'll learn how to prepare the shirt for weaving.
And cut and tear it into strips.
Then we will weave it on the "book loom." I'll show you how to make it, click here to get your free course that shows you how.
Be sure to enroll in my free course, Easy DIY Loom.
Once you've got you're loom ready, Upcycle a Shirt will take you through all the steps you need to know to get started weaving.
You don't need the book loom to make this project, you can follow along with me using any simple frame loom.
I'm always here to help, just click here to send me a message.
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Why I Love to Teach
Teaching kids or teaching adults, the feeling is the same. I love it when they "get it." Faces light up and they just can't put the loom down, they're having so much fun. I want to help you find your creative happy place, where you go to relax and wind down.
Welcome to the World of Weaving
Weaving can be complicated or simple, and I'm going to give you the simple part. I'll be here to help you with any snafu and make sure you are having the fun you signed up for.
I'm not even sure why I enrolled in my first weaving class, something inside me just wanted to learn. I loved to feel the fabric as I wove it on the loom, and to see if my big idea was really going to come out like I imagined. After that first class, my college courses all revolved around weaving... and teaching.
I studied weaving at Northern Arizona University where I received an MA in Art Education. My work has appeared in Handwoven magazine, and I've sold my handwoven clothing and beaded jewelry at local and national craft shows.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This course is the third in the series Weaving with Fabric, but you don't have to take each one in sequence. Even if you've never woven before you can dive right in and learn to weave with Upcycle a Shirt.