(The October 2022 live experience has passed, but you can still order the Acton Creative project instructions, order the project yarn from Cotton Clouds, and watch the OWAL 2022 Gallery Show! Scroll down take full advantage of those components.) 

The October 2022 Weave Along is here! Are you ready for a month-long weaving adventure?

Here are the 2 guidelines for the October 2022 Weave Along –

  1. All participants will start and finish a weaving project in the month of October, and
  2. We’ll all do it using the same pattern – waffle weave!

Easy peasy, right?

October Weave Along Pattern

One of our 2 guidelines for the month is that we’ll do the same pattern, which is waffle weave. This magical weaving pattern changes drastically once it is off the loom, creating divots just like a breakfast waffle!

The key components of a waffle weave are you thread your heddles using a point twill sequence, you use a pair of floating selvedges, and you create a square with the treadling.

Episode 110 of A Handwoven Experience talks all about waffle weave! In it, I mention Mary E. Black’s draft, which I like a lot. Here is an image for you!

October Weave Along Project

There are no restrictions on what you can do for the October Weave Along. The sky is the limit! Just make sure it is something you can complete in one month. Otherwise, go crazy!! Anything is fair game. There will be no weaving police watching you. So, go to town, my friend!

However, if the prospect of designing a project feels completely overwhelming, I’ve created an official Acton Creative project! This set of cozy, waffle weave towels in browns and purples will look great in your kitchen. The instructions are $15 and you’ll receive a printable .pdf, making it easy to follow along.

The instructions will include all your dimensions/numbers, the pattern with how to weave the project, and details about how to finish it. (Please note: the kit does not include details on how to dress your loom. It is tailored to this project, only.)

Pick up your instructions for the Acton Creative April Weave Along Project right here!

If you want to REALLY skirt around any roadblocks, Jodi at Cotton Clouds has pulled together a kit of the cotton yarns needed for the project.

She will fix you up right here.

October Weave Along Gallery Show

We had a really inspiring turnout for this month-long weaving adventure! Please click here to see our wonderful OWAL 2022 Gallery Show. 

The Acton Creative Insiders

As a hefty bonus for my Acton Creative Insiders, each member at the Boat Shuttle Tier ($10/month) and above will receive a FREE copy of my project plan! Just insert your own yarn to be off and weaving!

There is always room for you at the Acton Creative Insiders and I’d love for you to join us! Just click here to become part of the membership.


Can I do waffle weave on a rigid heddle loom? Yes, kind of. My understanding is that you can create a waffle weave effect on a rigid heddle loom. For the purposes of the October Weave Along, simply find something similar and away you go!

What width loom do I need for the Acton Creative Weave Along Project? The project is set at 12″ wide. However, if you want to make it wider or narrower, it is simple to repeat or cut out a few inches to your desired width.

Can I use my own yarn for the Acton Creative Weave Along Project? You absolutely may use your own yarn! It would be beautiful in all sorts of colors and textures. The project is designed for 8/4 cotton, but you can easily substitute that with another fiber. To get access to the project plan only, you’re welcome to join the Acton Creative Insiders.

I want to participate, but don’t want to do this pattern. While I would love for you to try the pattern, there is no weaving police monitoring weavers who choose to do your own thing. This is simply meant to give you inspiration and encourage you to get weaving!

What if I get stuck during the project? You have options, my friend! First of all, there is an entire Facebook group of weavers all going through the same thing. So, reach out and ask for some feedback/suggestions/answers. It’s a fabulous and generous group who will run to your rescue, I promise! However, if you want to do things more privately, you are always welcome to reach out to me directly at chris@actoncreative.net. I LOVE connecting with other weavers and will do my darnedest to help you out of your pickle!

How do I share my progress and the finished project? Please post photos of your progress and the finished project in the Facebook group. I will pull together a parade of projects at the end of the month so we can all ooh and ahh over our weaving brilliance! If you choose not to participate in the Facebook group, you are welcome to share your project with me at chris@actoncreative.net.

What if there’s already a project on my loom and it won’t be empty in time to participate? First of all, I love that you are working steadily on a weaving project! Yay you! While you may not be in a position to weave along, there is still value in participating in the Facebook Group. You never know what information you might learn or connections you’ll make. We’d love to have you!

Happy Weaving!

I’m so excited to share this weaving adventure with you, during the month of October! My hope is that this experience will spark lots of project and weaving ideas for the future, plus introduce you to a few new weaving friends online! Cheers to you & our month-long weaving adventure! Happy Weaving!!

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!

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