How to Fingerweave

Introduction | Background | Set-Up | Weaving | Tips

Tip 1: Cutting the Yarn

After selecting the length of your first strand, holding the end of the yarn and the bottom of the chosen length, go back and forth, duplicating the same length three more times. Cut the bottom of the fourth length and then the other loops and you will have four strands the same size!

Tip 2: Keeping the Weaving Tight

Remember to tug on the strand that is up and out of the way, the strand that was up and away, and separate the back and front and tug up.

Tip 3: Holding the Strands

It's helpful to separate the front from the back with your left index finger while weaving to be aware of when to go over or under.

Helpful links:

History of the Sash (PDF) - By Darren Prefontaine and Karon Shmon
Advanced Fingerweaving Techniques (YouTube) - Demonstrated by Karon Shmon
Fingerweaving Untangled (Book) - by Carol James