Hand Loom Weaver

Weave rugs or woolen cloths.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Loom Weavers do?

Weaves rugs or woolen cloth, using hand loom: Draws warp yarn through loom parts to arrange warp for weaving specified pattern. Inserts bobbin of filling in shuttle and depresses pedals to start loom. Observes cloth to detect weaving defects, such as broken filling or warp. Pieces up broken warp ends. Pulls out broken or defective filling and pushes shuttle through shed to insert new pick. Doffs loom.


Should I be a Hand Loom Weaver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Basket Hand Weaver, Fourdrinier Wire Weaver, Weaver, Hand

    How to become a Hand Loom Weaver

    Hand Loom Weavers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Loom Weaver-related education!
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