Intermediate Supplementary Weft Brocade PDF Guide with Videos


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//Now offering the option of adding a handwoven brocade sampler with the exact figures covered in the step-by-step videos.//

Brocade stitches video by Kakaw Designs

Are you practicing or wanting to learn the art of supplementary weft brocade on a backstrap loom? We originally developed this PDF guide as an extra material for our Zoom sessions, but now with professional pre-recorded videos, we're convinced the document itself can help weavers get started. Of course, we always recommend joining a Zoom session, too, but we understand with time difference and busy schedules, this may not always be possible (thought we can send you a recording of the class!).

The 10-page PDF guide contains:

  • Access to three short professional videos (7-10min each) dedicated to showing the steps of three beginner supplementary weft brocade figures: mosquitos, pepenado lines, and semillas. 
  • Links to other videos to get to know Master Weaver Doña Lidia, her town, and more.
  • High-quality photos and a digital graphic representation of the brocade patterns for seeing the stitches up-close.
  • Recommended next steps.


Add a brocade sampler handwoven by Doña Lidia's grandson, Diego, who is 12 years old and already advancing very well with his weaving! Please note that the samplers are all a bit different in colors and sizes, but will each contain the three supplementary brocade figures we cover in the PDF guide and class.


Purchase this guide and you will receive an automated email with the link to download.

Note that we practice profit-sharing with Doña Lidia for digital content we produce together, and we ask that the PDF not be shared with others.

Looking for a loom? We recommend this one for brocade, prepared by the master weaver and her sister (who is also a master weaver!).

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