Looping is a stitching technique that dates back to the Stone Age and continues to evolve as contemporary fiber artists give it their own spin.

New Age Looping Basics online classThis online class puts a new spin on "knotless netting", one of the more familiar forms of looping. Video lessons, PDF handouts and coaching help you build a solid foundation of thread control skills and learn to design projects that suit your own tastes and materials. For more information or to register go here.

XKL logoThis online class explores contemporary ways to use an ancient looping technique that's sometimes called Coptic knitting, Tarim stitch or Viking knit. It's worked with a single needle, with the entire length of thread passing through each stitch. Video lessons, PDF handouts and coaching help you build a solid foundation of thread control skills and learn to design projects that suit your own tastes and materials.To join the community of stitchers exploring this ancient technique, register here.

freeform logo revFreeform Looping explores different ways to divide space and fill it, ways to build on small units called motifs or scrumbles, and some amazing dimensional textures you can create with looping. And as with all my online courses, you'll learn to integrate design considerations. (Then you can relegate design to the barely-conscious level that makes working freeform so much fun.) This course is for students with a solid foundation of basic looping skills. It won't review things taught in New Age Looping Basics and Cross-Knit Looping. Those online courses cover how to make round and oval starts, how to work back and forth, how to manage thread additions, how to work increases and decreases while controlling the allocation of thread, and how to work needle chains and other live edge equivalents -- skills that are essential for freeform. See a short video trailer at http://youtu.be/FvB4EOxiEA4. Register for the Freeform Looping course here.

intro front page logoLearn about looping and get started on basic skills in this free intro class. The class includes video demonstrations for both right-handed and left-handed stitchers, with an emphasis on thread control. To get started building a solid foundation, sign up here.