How to Weave a Kilim

In the sections below, I will show you how to weave a kilim. We will begin by building a loom all the way to adding warps, weaving and finishing the kilim. I have put these videos together for those interested to easily start this wonderful craft.

 

1. Introduction

2. Materials

A complete list of materials to build the loom and also weave the kilim itself.

Here are some sources for weaving materials and tools: yarnbarn-ks.com, yarn.com, halcyonyarn.com, homesteadweaver.com, woolery.com, hmnabavian.com, and woolythread.com

3. How to Build a Loom

Complete instructions on how to build a loom.

4. Adding Warps to the Loom

Directions on how to add the warp strings to the loom.

5. Shed and Heddle Stick

Directions on how to add the shed and heddle stick.

How tight should the warps be on the loom?

6. Securing the Base

How to build and secure a foundation before weaving begins.

7. Start the Weave

How to build a layer of wefts before kilim weaving begins.

8. Weaving

All the steps in weaving a kilim.

9. Finishing the Kilim

Final steps in finishing the kilim.

10. Addressing Problems (Coming Soon)

Some of the common problems in weaving.

If you are curious to learn more, my eBook The Art of Oriental Rugs - A Weaver's Perspective shows you: 1) how to identify a weave** and how different techniques produce “recognizable” variations in different regions, 2) maps with geographical views of where rugs are woven in the country of Iran and how the regional weaves influence each other, and 3) 750+ close-up pictures of weaves from 170+ rug-weaving regions in Iran and around the globe. I’ve written a book I wish I had when I first started in the rug business. This, I humbly hope, will be seen as an indispensable addition to any library.

How to Weave a Kilim

In the sections below, I will show you how to weave a kilim. We will begin by building a loom all the way to adding warps, weaving and finishing the kilim. I have put these videos together for those interested to easily start this wonderful craft.

 

1. Introduction

2. Materials

A complete list of materials to build the loom and also weave the kilim itself.

Here are some sources for weaving materials and tools: yarnbarn-ks.com, yarn.com, halcyonyarn.com, homesteadweaver.com, woolery.com, hmnabavian.com, and woolythread.com

3. How to Build a Loom

Complete instructions on how to build a loom.

4. Adding Warps to the Loom

Directions on how to add the warp strings to the loom.

5. Shed and Heddle Stick

Directions on how to add the shed and heddle stick.

How tight should the warps be on the loom?

6. Securing the Base

How to build and secure a foundation before weaving begins.

7. Start the Weave

How to build a layer of wefts before kilim weaving begins.

8. Weaving

All the steps in weaving a kilim.

9. Finishing the Kilim

Final steps in finishing the kilim.

10. Addressing Problems (Coming Soon)

Some of the common problems in weaving.

If you are curious to learn more, my eBook The Art of Oriental Rugs - A Weaver's Perspective shows you: 1) how to identify a weave** and how different techniques produce “recognizable” variations in different regions, 2) maps with geographical views of where rugs are woven in the country of Iran and how the regional weaves influence each other, and 3) 750+ close-up pictures of weaves from 170+ rug-weaving regions in Iran and around the globe. I’ve written a book I wish I had when I first started in the rug business. This, I humbly hope, will be seen as an indispensable addition to any library.