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Welcome to Gary Lee Sligh Fabric Arts, your one-stop destination for weaving supplies and tools. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your weaving journey or an advanced weaver seeking specialized equipment, we have everything you need to create beautiful woven masterpieces.

My weaving supplies and looms are an important part of my personal creativity.  I have been weaving on my own loom for about ten years.

Essential Weaving Supplies for Beginners

1. Looms:

  • Frame Looms: Perfect for beginners due to their simplicity and affordability.

  • Table Looms: Versatile and suitable for a wide range of projects.

  • Rigid Heddle Looms: Great for making scarves, shawls, and smaller textiles.

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2. Yarn:

  • A variety of yarn in different colors and textures to bring your designs to life.

  • Choose from natural fibers like cotton, wool, and silk for a tactile experience.

3. Weaving Tools:

  • Shuttles: Used to pass the weft (horizontal) threads through the warp (vertical) threads.

  • Bobbins: Wind your weft yarn onto bobbins for easy weaving.

  • Reeds and Heddles: These control the tension and spacing of your warp threads.


4. Accessories:

  • Scissors, tapestry needles, and other small tools to help with weaving and finishing your projects.

  • Measuring tools like a ruler or a tape measure to ensure precision.

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Advanced Weaving Techniques and Supplies

For seasoned weavers looking to expand their craft, we offer a range of advanced supplies and tools:

1. Complex Looms:

  • Multi-shaft floor looms and dobby looms allow for intricate patterns and larger projects.

2. Specialty Yarns:

  • Explore unique fibers like alpaca, mohair, and linen to add depth and texture to your work.

  • Hand-dyed yarns in custom colorways for truly unique creations.

3. Accessories:

  • Temple: Used to keep the woven fabric at a consistent width.

  • Picking sticks, lease sticks, and other specialized tools for advanced weaving techniques.

4. Weaving Software:

  • Weaving software programs for designing complex patterns and drafts.

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I have a full selection of Harrisville Shetland wools for weaving, as well as a large selection of other weaving fibers.

My shop also has a variety of tabletop and tapesty looms for sale.

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