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Weaving a Circular Wall Hanging (Online)

The Knitting Tree, LA @ Virtual Classroom

Craft your own tranquil oasis from the comfort of home with our online Circular Wall Hanging workshop. Explore color, texture, and design as you weave a one-of-a-kind piece, complemented by your chosen crystal centerpiece. Join our community of creative souls and bring serenity and beauty into your living space with your completed masterpiece.

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Painting with Thread: Tapestry Loom Weaving

Evanston Art Center

Create rich textures, patterns, and images using yarns! Hang your weavings on the wall like paintings, frame them pressed in glass, or use them as coasters or bookmarks.Whatever you choose, tapestry engages with color and composition in new and exciting ways! This studio course will cover the making of a frame loom and a variety of tapestry techniques assisting in the creation of two tapestries. Skill Level: Beginner Click here for the instructor's...

(84) Beginner 18 and older
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Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

Evanston Art Center

Explore weaving techniques of plain weave, rya, and more while using a variety of materials. We will discover weavings from artists like Sheila Hicks, Dorothy Wright Liebes, Anni Albers, Lenore Tawney, Suzanne Tick, and more! Each day, we will focus on a different technique with cardboard looms and materials of your choice, allowing you to walk away with a weaving of your own! Please click here for the instructor's recommended supply list.

(84) All levels 16 and older
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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Evanston Art Center

Get hooked on the basics of tapestry weaving! Learn to make a frame loom, introductory weaving techniques, finishing techniques, and resources for further development of your skills!

(84) Beginner 18 and older
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Tapestry Weaving Studio

Chicago Botanic Garden

Explore ways of using surface, image, and text within woven forms as you focus on an independent project under instructor guidance in this course designed for intermediate students. Delve deeper into the construction of fabric, and apply these skills to your own artistic practice.  Weekly presentations on contemporary weavers will complement this studio course.  Bring your own frame loom or use a provided loom. 

(129) All levels 18 and older
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Frame Loom Weaving Studio

Chicago Botanic Garden

Explore ways of using surface, image, and text within woven forms to create an independent project under instructor guidance in this course for intermediate students. Delve into the construction of fabric and apply these skills to your own artistic practice. Weekly presentations on contemporary weavers will complement this studio course. Notes: Bring your own frame loom or use a provided loom. You may also participate in this class online to...

(129) Intermediate 18 and older
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Weaving Beginner / Intermediate (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

4-Shaft weaving: Beginners / Intermediates Welcome Students will learn the entire weaving process using our Design Center looms. New weavers are introduced immediately to our textile designer wall of fiber and choose their own colors and textures in the first session. This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving.  New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of...

(24) Beginner 12 and older
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$100
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Inkle Loom: Beginner Set-Up and Band Weaving (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery

During this one session class, students will learn how to set up an inkle loom and start weaving belts, camera and other straps, trimmings, bookmarks and more.  An inkle loom is an easy loom to set up and very portable if you travel. This loom is designed for weaving narrow projects such as the ones mentioned above.  Note: Bring your own loom (or rent from the studio for $5 per week), heddles (or a strong string to make heddles),...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Woven Wall Hanging

One Strange Bird @ 2124 W Division St, Chicago, IL

Update your space with a DIY wall tapestry! Learn the basics in our Woven Wall Hanging class and create a piece of textile art your very own. Have a new hobby in a matter of minutes, and create multiple pieces for your house or to give as gifts!

(5) All levels 18 and older
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Introduction to Weaving - Online

Evanston Art Center

Explore weaving techniques of plain weave, twill, and rya while using a variety of materials. We will discover weavings from artists like Sheila Hicks, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, and Suzanne Tick. Each day, we will focus on a different technique with cardboard looms and materials of your choice, allowing you to walk away with a weaving of your own! Skill Level: Beginner This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please...

(84) Beginner 18 and older
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Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Embark on a journey into the art of weaving with an introductory workshop designed for beginners. Explore traditional tapestry techniques such as interlocking, inlay, and shape-building, alongside a myriad of weaving styles including basket weave, twill, and pile. Unleash your creativity as you craft a small weaving masterpiece, guided by expert instruction and hands-on practice.

(129) Beginner 18 and older
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$112
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Weaving Beginners On 4-Shaft Looms (Berwyn)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

4-Shaft weaving for beginners. Students will learn the entire weaving process using our Design Center looms. New weavers are introduced immediately to our textile designer wall of fiber and choose their own colors and textures in the first session. This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of their own design, together...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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$165

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Weaving Studio for Beginners

Chicago Botanic Garden

This class is designed for beginning students to learn the basic techniques needed to weave a tapestry. We will explore ways of using surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects.  Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical tapestries through weekly visual presentations and will participate in skill-building demonstrations to broaden their technical skills. Frame looms and warp and weft...

(129) Beginner 18 and older
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Weaving For Beg & Refreshers: Learn to Weave (Berwyn)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of their own design, together with an inspiring sampler of different fiber types and weave structures such as: basket weave, rib weave and a variety of twills. Weaver's first project is a choice of either a neck scarf or a table runner. The first session will meet on the day...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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$210
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Weaving For Beg & Refreshers: Learn to Weave (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of their own design, together with an inspiring sampler of different fiber types and weave structures such as: basket weave, rib weave and a variety of twills. Weaver's first project is a choice of either a neck scarf or a table runner. The first session will meet on the day and...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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$215
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Weaving Rigid Heddle Beginner (Berwyn)

TLD Design Center & Gallery

You want to learn to weave... but want a more portable project...or you find the bigger looms a bit intimidating? This is "real" weaving on "real" looms. You'll find scarves in our gallery woven by Tammy on our rigid heddle looms (we defy you to discern the difference!).  Saori Style Weaving is doable for your first project. During this 2 or 3 session class, students will learn how to plan a project (scarf, runner, purse fabric), measure the...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Weaving Rigid Heddle Beginner (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery

You want to learn to weave... but want a more portable project...or you find the bigger looms a bit intimidating?  This is "real" weaving on a "real" loom. You'll find scarves in our gallery woven by Tammy on our rigid heddle looms (we defy you to discern the difference!).  SAORI STYLE WEAVING is doable for your first project. During this 2 or 3 session class, students will learn how to plan a project (scarf, runner, purse fabric), measure...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Weaving Quick Starts On Floor Loom For Beginners

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

Thrumori (Saori-like)  First Time Weavers Intro to Intuitive Weaving   Quick Start on Floor Loom  Students will work on pre-dressed floor looms and receive instruction on basic loom operation and support throughout the weaving process. Each person be encouraged to weave from a place of exploration and intuition, designing their "Thrumori" at the loom. "Thrumori" is Tammy's term for a textile woven by recycling "Thrums" (weaver's warp...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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$100

2 sessions

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Weaving Beginners On 4-Shaft Looms (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery

4-Shaft weaving for beginners. Students will learn the entire weaving process using our Design Center looms,** New weavers are introduced immediately to our textile designer wall of fiber and choose their own colors and textures in the first session. This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of their own design, together...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Discover the Best Weaving Classes in Chicago

Weaving dates back to prehistoric times and originated as a practical solution for creating functional and durable fabrics. It played an important role in the development of human civilization and has evolved over time. 

Weaving is a method of interlacing two sets of yarn or threads at right angles to create a cloth. It can be used to create different kinds of fabrics, such as silk, chiffon, denim, and canvas, and is used in the production of clothing, carpets, tapestries, and upholstery. 

Why You Should Learn Weaving in Chicago

There are several benefits to learning weaving in Chicago. It can be a valuable skill that allows individuals to create unique materials and can open up opportunities for creative expression, a new hobby, a side hustle, or even a new career.

Weaving can connect individuals in Chicago with a community of fellow weavers and give them a chance to exchange ideas and collaborate on projects. One great community individuals can join is The Chicago Artists Coalition. This community promotes artists across various disciplines and offers resources and professional development opportunities. 

In-Person Weaving Classes & Schools in Chicago

For individuals who enjoy training in a classroom setting, in-person classes and schools are available in Chicago. Although there aren’t any courses specifically related to weaving, other courses are available. 

Sewing 101 Basics is offered by Sew Anastasia in West Town. The course is located at 2014 W Carroll Ave between Damen & N Hoyne Avenues. It is beginner-level for individuals ages ten and older. Individuals learn how to use a sewing machine, do basic stitches, and do other fundamental sewing techniques. Other essential skills that are covered include how to sew fasteners, the basics of serging, and reading and using a sewing pattern. 

Those looking to learn how to make comfortable pieces like jeans, t-shirts, and hoodies, can enroll in Streetwear Sewing, also offered by Sew Anastasia. Individuals work on a new piece each week, and all supplies are included.

Another available course from Sew Anastasia is Dress Making 101. The course is beginner-level for individuals ages a18 and older and covers how to design a dress, create a sample, and sew it. Individuals interested in this course should have already taken Sewing 101 or an equivalent course. 

Intro to Knitting is offered by Discovery Center at Irving Park. The course is located at 4318 N Elston Ave on the second floor between Pulski Road and North Harding Ave. It is meant for beginners with no prior knowledge of knitting. It includes proper terminology, hands-on activities, visual aids, and 1-on-1 assistance. 

Virtual Weaving Classes & Schools

There are many benefits to enrolling in virtual weaving classes. They are easily accessible. Individuals can participate from anywhere worldwide as long as they have a reliable internet connection. Virtual classes allow for flexibility when it comes to scheduling. They can attend from their homes and eliminate the need for travel or a lengthy commute. Individuals generally have to supply their materials for virtual weaving classes, but instructors provide the necessary list so that there is plenty of time to prepare. 

Although CourseHorse doesn’t currently have any virtual weaving classes available on its site, other related courses are available. Home Sewing Bootcamp, offered by Santa Monica College, introduces or re-acquaints individuals with their home sewing machines. They go through step-by-step exercises and learn about winding the bobbin, threading, changing the needle, balancing tension, and stitching. At the end of the course, they apply their skills to construct a tote bag and a pair of drawstring shorts. 

Those interested in learning to work with leather can look into Make a Leather Koozie by Coastal Design Workshops LLC. Skills taught include stenciling, cutting, punching, and stitching genuine leather with special leather working tools. A DIY craft kit is delivered to course participants and includes everything needed to create the koozie except for scissors. 

92nd Street Y offers Crochet for Beginners. Individuals learn to crochet different fabrics with assorted patterns and textures. The course provides individuals with the skills needed to make scarves, hats, and blankets. Culminating projects include a cell phone pouch and a stitch sampler scarf. Supplies must be purchased ahead of time. 

Private Group Weaving Classes in Chicago

Do you want an exciting team-building event with personalized instruction for your event or business? CourseHorse has live online group weaving classes that they can deliver to you. Private group classes can be designed with a specific focus or theme based on the group's goals. Individuals can share experiences together and collaborate in a motivating environment. 

Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving teaches groups to design and make their own woven wall hangings. The course is beginner-friendly, and materials are included. Key skills taught include how to make a DIY loom from chipboard, how to set up the warp thread on your loom, how to do weaving stitches, how to add fringes to your design, how to incorporate a variety of fiber weights and textures, and how to finish your weaving work and have it ready to hang on your wall. 

Another available course is Virtual Macrame Workshop. The materials for this course are also included. Individuals learn how to create their own plant hangers using knot patterns. Macrame originated with 13th-century Arab weavers who turned simple knots into beautiful designs. The course is entertaining and engaging, and individuals walk away with a beautiful plant hanger. 

Even if CourseHorse doesn't have a class listed publicly, it is still something they can provide for a group. Reach out through the contact form on the CourseHorse site to learn about available options. 

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