April 26, 2024 • funem studio

In the diverse landscape of fiber arts, weaving and knitting emerge as two distinct techniques, each with its own allure and creative potential. Both are beloved crafts with rich histories and unique characteristics. 

Lets dive into the fascinating world of weaving and knitting, explore their differences, special tricks, and fun facts!

An ancient craft that involves interlacing threads or yarns to create fabric. One of the main differences between weaving and knitting is the tools used. Weavers typically work on a loom, a frame or machine used to hold the threads in place while the weaver creates the fabric. Fūnem Studio offers a variety of weaving looms in different sizes, from small handheld frames to XL looms.

Special Selection of Fūnem Studio Weaving Fibers:

Top Tricks

One special trick in weaving is the ability to create intricate patterns and designs by manipulating the warp and weft threads. By changing the order of the threads or using different colored yarns, weavers can produce beautiful and complex textiles. Fūnem Studio's weaving kits include detailed instructions and patterns to help beginners get started on their weaving journey.


One key difference between weaving and knitting is the way the fabric is constructed. In weaving, the fabric is created by interlacing perpendicular threads, known as the warp and weft. This results in a structured and stable fabric that is ideal for items like blankets, rugs, and wall hangings. On the other hand, knitting involves creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn with knitting needles. Knitted fabric tends to be stretchy and flexible, making it perfect for garments like sweaters, scarves, and socks.

Fun Fact

Did you know that weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world, with evidence of woven textiles dating back thousands of years? In ancient civilizations like Egypt and Mesopotamia, weaving was a highly respected skill, and intricately woven textiles were often used as currency or offered as tribute to rulers. Today, weaving continues to be a popular craft, with modern weavers putting their own unique spin on this ancient art form.

Must-haves for Weaving

Weaving Loom: The fundamental tool for any weaving project. Fūnem Studio offers a variety of loom sizes to accommodate different project sizes and preferences. Each kit includes a sturdy frame designed to hold the warp threads in place while allowing the weaver to interlace the weft threads, creating intricate patterns and designs.

Cotton Warp Thread: It forms the foundation of the weaving project, running vertically on the loom. It provides structure and stability to the fabric. Choose from a variety of colored cotton warp thread options.

Shuttles: Shuttles are essential tools for passing the weft yarn through the warp threads during weaving. A Set comes with 2 Weaving Shuttles in various sizes (S, M, L, XL) and they are made of Beech Wood.

Heddle Bar: The heddle bar is a component of the loom that holds the heddles, which are used to control the warp threads' movement. By raising and lowering the heddle bar, the weaver creates sheds and patterns in the fabric.

Weaving Needle: Strong metal needle used for finishing and securing loose ends in the weaving project. It's also handy for adding embellishments or decorative stitches to the fabric.

Scissors: Sharp scissors are essential for cutting yarn, trimming loose ends, and removing the finished weaving from the loom. Invest in a pair of quality scissors with comfortable handles for precision cutting.

By ensuring you have the right materials and tools for your weaving project, you can embark on a creative journey filled with endless possibilities and artistic expression. Explore Fūnem Studio's wide range of weaving supplies and accessories to bring your vision to life and create stunning woven masterpieces.


Knitting is another popular fiber craft that involves creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn with knitting needles. Unlike weaving, which requires a loom, knitting can be done with just a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. We Are Knitters, Fūnem Studio's mother brand, offers a wide range of knitting kits and patterns for knitters of all skill levels.

Special Trick

One special trick in knitting is the ability to create different textures and stitch patterns by combining knit and purl stitches in various combinations. Knitters can also experiment with different types of yarn and needle sizes to achieve different effects in their projects. 

Fun Fact

Knitting has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, where knitters from around the world share their projects and inspiration. In addition to being a creative outlet, knitting has also been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety and improving cognitive function.

Did You Know?

On our website, Fūnem Studio, you can filter by technique, whether you're looking for weaving or knitting fibers, or even other techniques such as macramé or crochet. Just select the technique you are interested in, and ALL the fibers suited for that technique will appear. We're able to guide you through your creative journey!

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