Hi, Áine here to help you on your weaving journey.

I’ve been designing and weaving tapestry wall pieces since 1985. My woven pieces have been sold to private and corporate clients.  I am excited about passing on the skill of hand weaving tapestry to those who wish to learn.  It costs so little to begin this craft and the reward is so great.

You can start simply with a cardboard frame, some yarn, a scissors and a darning needle, then invest later in a larger loom if the bug sets in.

ONLINE TAPESTRY WEAVING FOR BEGINNERS - A VIDEO COURSE

This is an online course aimed at complete beginners consisting of 9 videos. It is very useful for those who wish to learn how to weave from their own home and for those who wish to gain a greater understanding of how a tapestry is made. These videos contain expert guidance on how to weave a tapestry.  Your first class will help you choose your own loom to make or purchase. From there you will receive guidance on how to prepare your loom for weaving, tie tapestry knots, weave stripes, squares, triangles, wavy lines and circles, all of which you can use to build your own design at a later stage.  You will learn how to finish and display the tapestry also. You will receive links to suppliers, organisations and online tapestry support throughout the course.

Each lesson contains a video 4 to 14 minutes duration with accompanying notes. I recommend that you take a single class a day. Follow the task provided each day to complete your first tapestry within 10 days. The advantage to having invested in this course is that you can work anywhere anytime and at your own pace.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Anyone who has an interest in fabrics or fibres.  Maybe you have wondered how cloth is made or have admired the great woven tapestries that hang on castles walls or adorn a meeting room, church or gallery.  You may be a buyer who wishes to find out more about how tapestries are constructed.  Or you wish to gain a new skill from your own home that harks back to the start of civilisation itself. Either way this course is for you.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

You will need a frame, some yarn and a scissors and darning needle for this course. With minimal equipment you can start this craft for free by making your own cardboard or wood frame explained in lesson one. The first lesson gives you options to make homemade frames from cardboard or tree branches.  You also have the option to purchase you first tapestry loom starter kit here from Áine. To develop the skill further you can invest in larger tapestry looms and specific yarns through the links provided.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Starting today you will receive your own access link to 9 lesson videos and accompanying instructions.  Each lesson is yours to keep and you will be able to refer back to it at any time.  If life gets busy and days pass you by you can easily pick up where you left off in your own time. You will have unlimited access to your course.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Lesson 1 - Looms and how to use them
  • Lesson 2 - Tapestry Knots
  • Lesson 3 - Bobbin Making and Weaving Stripes
  • Lesson 4 - Vertical Stripes and Joining in threads
  • Lesson 5 - Wavy Lines
  • Lesson 6 - Weaving Squares
  • Lesson 7 - Triangle
  • Lesson 8 - Weaving a half circle
  • Lesson 9 - Finishing off your tapestry and hanging it.
  • Plus two live classes with Áine - See option below.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The full nine lessons cost 60 euro. You have unlimited access to these lessons and can view them at any time. For an extra 40 euro you can have a person to person live class with Áine Dunne Weaver to discuss your progress and tease out any questions you may have in relation to the techniques. The live tutorial with Áine will last one hour and a suitable date and time for these live sessions will be arranged at your discretion.