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Beginner Kente weaving

Welcome to my Course Craft page. Before we start with the weaving lessons on the miniature loom, I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Kwasi Asare, master kente weaver, mathematician, teacher  and philosopher. I've been working in the field of kente weaving for over 30 years. 

The tradition of kente weaving in my family started with my father, A.E. Asare, a master kente weaver himself. In the year 1962, he was commissioned by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the Republic of Ghana in Africa, to create a special kente cloth to adorn the United Nations headquarters building in New York City. On the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, I was also commissioned to replace this cloth. The piece I wove still hangs there today.

Over the years I've been involved in training other weavers, performing demonstrations on the traditional kente loom and also organising weaving workshops internationally. 

In this course, participants are introduced to weaving on the miniature loom by creating a warp and using a shuttle and thread to create designs resulting in the final end product of a bookmark. These series of lessons are aimed mainly at teaching beginners the art of weaving especially in these times of self isolation, social distancing and quarantining. 

Can't wait to begin this exciting journey with you!

In this course, participants are introduced to weaving on the miniature loom by creating a warp and using a shuttle and thread to create designs resulting in the final end product of a bookmark.

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1
Parts of the loom and creating the warp
video
Lesson 2
Plain weaving
video
Lesson 3
Double Shuttle Design
video
Lesson 4
Steps Design (Obi nkye obi kwan mu si)
video
Lesson 5
Mixed colors design
video
Lesson 6
Removing your work from the loom
video
Lesson 7
Cross design using three shuttles
video

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need.

How can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at kwasister@gmail.com.

How do I get access to a loom?

You can contact me via email at kwasister@gmail.com and i'll have one sent directly to your doorstep. A miniature loom set goes for a price of $40. The loom comes with two shuttles, a beater and four pieces of thread (and just in case you need more thread, it's available at any walmart centre near you). Once you're ready to make a purchase, i'll send you an invoice via email and then you can make payment directly into my paypal account. You should receive your loom in 3-5 business days.

Do you have a website?

Sure I do! You can visit my website at www.kwasiasare.com


Kente is a traditional textile from Ghana  in West Arica. The beauty of this cloth can be explored in the way in which it is woven.

This beginner weaving kente course helps one to understand the principles of traditional kente weaving. It is possible to create a kente bookmark on the miniature loom and one is able to play with colours and also explore one's creativity.

It is a great way of staying creative while learning a skill.