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Acton Creative Weave Alongs

An Acton Creative Weave Along is an online, month-long weaving adventure that happens each April and October. The program has just 2 guidelines:

  • We all start and finish a project in that month, and

  • We all use the same pattern.

Weavers of all abilities are encouraged to join in! If you aren’t comfortable creating your own project in the chosen pattern, there will be a kit you can purchase with detailed instructions and accompanying yarn that’s sold separately. 

Every Weave Along has an optional Facebook Group where you can swap stories, ask questions, and share your progress. And while the process of playing with a new pattern is always exciting, the entire experience is a perfect opportunity to bond with other weavers! 

In past Weave Alongs, we’ve explored Hopsack, Twill, Waffle Weave, Herringbone, Shadow Weave, and Undulating Twill. Here is the Gallery Show from April  2024 so you can see what the participants accomplished –

April 2024 Weave Along Gallery Show

2024 April Weave Along

(This is an overview from the most recent Acton Creative Weave Along.)
The April Weave Along is here! This time around, we are doing projects with undulating twill. We will start and finish an undulating twill project in the month of April. There is no registration required, but we hope you’ll join us in the Facebook Group.
If you aren’t quite comfortable creating your own undulating twill project, no worries! There is an official Acton Creative project available for purchase with the instructions and yarn sold separately. Plus, we offer instructions for both a multi-shaft loom (in this case, 4-shaft), and for a rigid heddle loom.
For more details on the April Weave Along, click over to the AWAL Central Page that has all the information you need. Happy Weaving!

Past Weave Alongs

Even though these Acton Creative Weave Alongs have ended, you can still purchase the weaving project instructions and yarn. Simply click on the Weave Along you are interested in, and begin your own personal month-long weaving adventure.

October 2023 WAL

We explored Shadow Weave in October 2023 through a beautiful set of towels.

April 2023 WAL

Let’s talk Herringbone! In April 2023, we created a spring table runner.

October 2022 WAL

Waffle Weave was the focus in October 2022 with a pair of towels.

April 2022 WAL

Who doesn’t love Log Cabin? In April 2022, we incorporated it into 2 towels.

October 2021 WAL

In October 2021, we started the first official Weave Along project with a fall-colored 1/3 Twill runner.

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!