Learn through video

Weft-Faced contains 37 instructional videos and 4 "watch-me-weave" videos for you to watch, rewind, and replay as many times as you need!

Offline instruction

Want a refresher but don't want to log on? Download and print out the included pdfs to support your weaving even when you are away from the computer!

Connect with other weavers

Join the Warped Weavers Discord group and connect with other weavers to share photos, ask questions, and make weaving friends!

Is this course for you?

At Warped Fibers, we believe in learning how to do things the right way first and we encourage experimentation always.

What does that mean?

There are many different ways that you can weave tapestry. So when I say "the right way" what I mean is the ways that tapestry has traditionally been taught. While this can differ somewhat depending on the part of the world you are looking at, there are also many similarities in the way yarn can come together to create imagery and shapes.

There are also a lot of ways that you can weave tapestry that just include shortcuts and ignore proper techniques (ignoring your sides, forgetting your tails, using incorrect yarn, etc.)

We don't do that here.

You will learn the rules so you can break the rules (if you want to!)

Experimentation is the spice of life (that's the saying, right?)

Taking what you learn and being able to experiment is what can differentiate you from other weavers. I want you to be able to make tapestry your own and push the limits of what tapestry is.

So if this sounds like the way you like to learn, well, then this course is for you!

"That sounds like me, but..."

"I've never woven before."

Fantastic! You don't need any previous weaving experience to take this course. You do need to know how to set up your loom, but beyond that, I will teach you the basics and beyond.

"I already know how to weave patterns, but I've never woven tapestry."

This is a great course for you too! Weaving patterns and weaving tapestry have some things in common, but they are also very different. Your materials can change and the techniques that you use in tapestry aren't usually used in pattern weaving. So this is a great course to learn something new!

"I have woven tapestry before, but I would like a refresher."

Everyone is going to weave and teach differently. Learning from many people can be a great way to develop your own style and find out what works best for you. Refreshing your skills can also refresh your tapestries, and this course can help you do that.

What You Will Learn

  • What is Tapestry and what makes it different?
  • The best materials to use and what you need to get started
  • How EPI affects your tapestry
  • How to use a cartoon or draw on your warp
  • Starting and stopping one color
  • How to weave straighter (no more trapezoids!)
  • What are weft tails and what do you do with them?
  • Discontinuous weft and how to fix it if you make a mistake
  • 3 different weft interaction techniques
  • How to weave more than 3 colors in a pick
  • How to weave geometric shapes! (squares, triangles, and circles)
  • Weaving complex and organic shapes (and following your cartoon)
  • Texture techniques (pile weaves and soumak)
  • Extra weaving techniques (inlay and pick-and-pick)
  • 2 different warp finishing techniques (half-damascus and Philippine edging)
  • Securing your weft tails
  • Hanging and storage options

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(You can also check out the curriculum below!)

Check It Out!

... Because Everyone Should Be Able To Learn Tapestry No Matter Where They Live

I have been teaching tapestry in-person since 2015. It is my longest running class! I love teaching people how to weave tapestry and seeing all of the amazing weavings that they create.

Since the development of Warped Fibers in 2020, I have had people from all over the country ask about how they could learn more from me if they can't take an in-person class.

I have also had people who take my in-person classes who want in-depth reminders of different techniques even after classes have ended.

That is the beauty of online courses!

Weft-Faced: Tapestry Techniques & Beyond allows everyone - no matter where you live - to learn tapestry at your own pace.

If you are the kind of learner that needs to be able to see the same technique multiple times to get it - no worries - replay them as much as you want!

If you are busy and can't dedicate specific times or dates to a class - perfect! Sneak in your learning whenever it is most convenient for you - even if that means weeks or months between videos. It's ok, because once you purchase, this course is yours to come back to whenever you want!

One of the biggest fears students have about taking an online course is that they will be missing out on personalized instruction.

What if you have questions?!?

Don't worry! All sections of the course allow you to ask questions that I will personally answer. At No Extra Cost! Asking questions is a part of the learning process, I won't make you pay more for that.

You also have access to a private Discord group which allows you to have an even larger community of weavers to connect with whenever you want! That means even more people to share in your tapestry success.

"What do I need to weave tapestry?"

At the beginning of the course, I go over the specifics of everything you will need (and why) to start this course!

Here's an idea of what you will need to get started:

  • A loom suitable for tapestry
  • Warp yarn
  • Weft yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tapestry beater
  • Water-soluble marker or paper and clip for a cartoon
  • Scissors or yarn snips
  • Grey thread

Check here for the materials I recommend/ will be using in the course.

Hi! I'm Nicole!

I am a weaver and fiber artist that loves to share her passion with anyone willing to listen! I started weaving in 2012 as a student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and I haven't stopped since. I have been teaching people how to weave since 2015 with my in-person classes at local art centers, yarn shops, and a semester as adjunct faculty at VCU. I have taught frame weaving (2 and 4 selvedge), weaving on a floor loom, tapestry, embroidery weaving, introduction to textiles, rigid heddle, and more!

Tapestry is my heart though! That is why I wanted to offer it as my first online course. Tapestry allows endless creativity in a medium that is tactile, intuitive, and steeped in historical importance.

I began Warped Fibers at the beginning of 2020 so that I could connect and teach more people about the wonderful world of weaving (gotta love alliteration!) Weaving is a fun, meditative, historically significant, and enriching skill that ANYONE can learn.

Are You Ready?

Purchase the full course above for a discount or...

Not ready for the full course all at once? You can also get it in 3 segments! Mix & match to make your perfect course. Purchase the next segment whenever you're ready.

Get Weft-Faced: Tapestry Techniques & Beyond:

Part 1 - Starting out & planning

Part 2 - The techniques!

Part 3 - Finishing your tapestry & everything after

Course Curriculum

  Start Here!
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  Let's Start With Some Basics
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  Planning Your Tapestry
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  Getting Started
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  Discontinuous Weft
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  Weaving Imagery
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  Adding Texture
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  Wrapping Techniques
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  Other Weaving Techniques
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  Finishing Your Weaving
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  When Your Weaving Is Totally Finished
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  Time To Apply What We've Learned
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  Warped Fibers Referral Program
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to know anything before I can take this course?

A: Yes, and no. You do need to know how to set up your loom. This course will not teach you that, but you do not need to know how to weave! Weft-Faced goes over how to start weaving from the very beginning and will take you through finishing a project.

Q: What kind of loom do I need?

A: You can weave tapestry on any loom that can hold a nice tight tension (think guitar strings). You can use almost any floor loom or a frame loom for this. Nicole will be using a simple frame loom for the course, but you don't have to. The tapestry techniques are the same regardless of what loom you have! You can even use an embroidery hoop or canvas and combine your tapestry with embroidery weaving. (more on that below.) Please keep in mind that rigid heddle looms are not recommended* because their tension just isn't tight enough.

*If it's all you have - go for it. It's better to get started with what you have instead of waiting for the "perfect" loom.

Q: Can I combine tapestry and embroidery weaving?

A: Yes! It might seem counterintuitive since tapestry requires a high tension warp for your best experience, but since embroidery weavings tend to be on the smaller side, the tension isn't a big factor (the warps are shorter so they move a lot less!) Tapestry embroidery weaving is even better when you move onto a canvas! Check out my Embroidery Weaving kits in my shop here!

Q. What about my other materials?

A. I have a page with links for you! These are materials that I am using/recommending for the course. You do not have to use these exact materials but this is a great place to start.

Q: Can I share this course?

A: No. When you purchase this course you are promising that you will be the sole viewer and will not distribute the pdf's or any other course contents. BUT, I would love it if you told your friends and family about it so they can purchase the course for themselves!

Q: Will I receive emails from Warped Fibers after purchase?

A: Yes, when you purchase this course or any e-book from Warped Fibers you will automatically be added to our email list. But, don't worry! You can unsubscribe at anytime. If you stay on the list, though, then you will have access to updates, weaving tips, a community page with freebies, and more!

Q: Do you have any discounts?

A: Actually, yes! If you join the community (it's free!) by joining my mailing list before purchasing, then you can get 10% off this course! You get added automatically when you purchase the course anyway - so why not?

You can join here.

Do you have any other questions? Still not sure if this course is right for you? Please send Nicole an email at [email protected] and she can answer them before you purchase the course!

Start Creating Woven Artwork!

Don't forget you can also create your own perfect tapestry course! Purchase the next segment whenever you're ready.

Get Weft-Faced: Tapestry Techniques & Beyond:

Part 1 - Starting out & planning

Part 2 - The techniques!

Part 3 - Finishing your tapestry & everything after