Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks (February 2024)

Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks (February 2024) with Jen Weber

Are you still doing your weaving drawdowns with a pencil and paper? Then it's time to trade in that pencil for a computer mouse! Learn to save time and explore endless drafting possibilities using the weaving design software Fiberworks PCW. Just like learning a musical instrument, using software is a skill that is best honed by practicing. But many weavers find design software intimidating or hard to learn on their own. This class is designed to help you learn this powerful tool by practicing with it together. The instructor will demonstrate and explain the software tools, from the basics of file management and editing tools through the most powerful design features like block substitution, parallel threading, and network drafting. There will be numerous examples for everyone to work on along with the instructor during each class, as well as suggested weekly assignments for further practice at home. Questions are welcome, and everyone will learn from their mistakes as well as successes together in a friendly setting. Unlock the confidence to take your weaving designing to the next level using your computer, and ditch that pencil forever!

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 12 students. Registration closes on February 1, 2024. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials

You will need a computer with either the Bronze or Silver edition of Fiberworks PCW 4.2. Trial editions are free to use forever, but cannot save or print, and are found at www.fiberworks-pcw.com. Both Mac and PC versions are available, but the demonstrations will be using the PC version.

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels of weavers, with basic knowledge of how weaving drafts are written.

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions on Thursdays at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT on the schedule below. The first session is on February 1.

Enrolled students receive 90-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks (February 2024)
Jen Weber

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

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Karen B. on March 2, 2023
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks

good, although I have a bronze edition with no desire to purchase silver, but would like specifics on how to capture snap shots?

Jean C. on February 24, 2023
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks

Great. It takes a special kind of instructor to maintain interest and enthusiasm for 2-hour lessons on software. Not once, but four times! Jen did that! She is knowledgeable and generous with that knowledge. I learned a lot and look forward to putting my new skills to work.

Verified Student on March 2, 2022
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks

Very good instructor. One of the best I have had. She had good knowledge of the subject matter and could explain it clearly.

Marsha H. on March 2, 2022
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks

Achieved my goal. Instructor knowledgeable of class subject matter,and well prepared with custom handouts sent well in advance of the class. Recommend this instructor, I’ve taken her Temari classes too, she is great with students at different levels!

Kathleen on March 2, 2022
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks


Sheri G. on March 2, 2022
Class: Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks

Very good. Jenn is an enthusiastic and thorough teacher. She knows the subject and had great handouts.

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Jen Weber

Jen Weber

Jen has been a fiber addict since the early 2000s. Her background in mathematics heavily influences her love of pattern, and she strives to translate such “heavy” topics into understandable projects for all of her students.

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