There are some weaving tools that I use on a regular basis and that I personally recommend. They are affordable, easy to use, and great for both beginners and those more advanced in their weaving journey. Just know that anything on this page is something that I have personally tried and prefer.
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The benefit of having a tapestry needle that is bent at the tip is that it allows you to get under your warp threads with far greater ease. This will speed up your weaving. Owning a bent weaving needle is a must in your weaving tools arsenal.
Much like the bent needle, owning a long needle speeds up the process of weaving. It allows you to move across your warp threads further and faster. It remains among my favourite weaving tools.
Cotton yarn is favoured by most weavers as the best for creating warp. This is because it is both soft and pliable, yet sturdy and strong. Every weaver should have at least one white warping yarn or off-white warping yarn. I personally like and use Lily Sugar N’ Cream because it is reasonably priced and long-lasting.
It is useful to have an additional off-white or cream warping yarn available for your weavings. This ‘soft ecru’ colour is a great choice when using natural or neutral shades of cream or brown, for example. I love the versatility that owning both a crisp white and cream offers in my projects.
My first loom was a 12″ peg loom that came in a kit made by Harrisville Designs. HD is an award-winning manufacturer that creates a variety of crafting products. I cannot recommend it more highly, particularly as a starter for beginner weavers.
For a more comprehensive list of weaving tools and supplies that I currently use (or covet), visit my post “8 Weaving Tools & Supplies Every Weaver Should Own (And Where You Can Find Them).”