Welcome to Acton Creative

Where weaving is easy and approachable

Welcome, Beginning Weavers!

Hi, I’m Chris Acton! My goal here at Acton Creative is to help you transform from simply a loom-owner to a confident, creative weaver. While the website has my name on it, it is designed specifically for you! 

And as a beginner, if you aren’t sure where to start, no worries – I have a plan ready for you! Simply click the “Start Here” button to see the 7-Step Plan for Beginning Weavers, which will guide you from “what’s this thing called?”, to “I’ve got this! I can weave anything!”

Dress Your Loom Digital Course

The Dress Your Loom Course is a step-by-step guide to the front-to-back method of dressing your loom. Unlike other crafts, loom setup can be complex, but understanding it is essential before you start weaving.

This course provides a simple, straightforward method for dressing a loom, delivered in an easy, no-fuss style. You’ll get all the tools and details needed to confidently prepare your loom for any project. Once you master the setup, you’ll be ready to tackle any weaving challenge!

Free Webinar: From Zero to Weaving: Easy Prep in 4 Steps Before You Throw a Shuttle

Are you interested in weaving, but don’t know how to get started? Join me for a FREE webinar all about the important prep necessary before you begin tossing your shuttle. 


Here you’ll find everything educational; weaving videos, a glossary, free downloadable pages, and an assortment of classes.

“My life coach has been a game-changer, helping me set and achieve goals and improve my overall well-being.”


Under Connect, you’ll find many opportunities to talk to and hear from other weavers (including me)! A monthly membership, weekly livestreams, Weave Alongs, and details about me are all part of the Connect category.

“With a Masters Degree in Nursing Education, I am selective in how online education is delivered. There are many talented weavers who lose the content of their expertise due to poorly delivered videos. After a 10-year hiatus from weaving, I started seeking refreshers on the basics. Acton Creative’s professionally delivered episodes were perfect. I was able to find the episode easily and then see the mechanical skill I needed. I continue to watch and learn from Chris Acton.”

– Deb Meshishnek

Weekly Weaving Newsletter

The absolutely best thing you can do to help with your weaving journey is to sign up for the Weekly Weaving Newsletter! This online Wednesday publication will keep you posted on that week’s FREE weaving educational content, plus I always toss in a story from me! It’s equal parts education and entertainment, all wrapped up in a short, few-minute read!