In response to the oft repeated plea, “How does pin loom weaving work?” or “What am I doing wrong?” I take pen to paper (metaphorically) and attempt to make it all make sense. Quite likely someone has answered these questions already on the World Wide Web, but I want a post of my own. 🙂 No, I mean this post will be easy for me find and refer other folks to.
- Where do I begin?
- What kind of yarn is best?
Honestly, you can use just about anything you can fit through the pins, but some yarns work better for beginners than others. Here are a few of my favorites. They come in many colors and are soft, inexpensive, and easy to find (WalMart, JoAnn, Micheals, etc.).
- I can’t make heads or tails of the diagrams showing how to prepare the loom. Wha-a-a-at do I do with this stuff?
Start with a reverse slip knot. It’s not the only way to secure your yarn (also called “tying on”) to the loom, but it’s reliable, easy, and leaves no mess behind itself. The reverse slip knot is demonstrated in the video below (part 1), but you can also find a good visual lesson here: http://www.recrochetions.com/2015/09/tutorial-tuesdayreverse-slip-knot.html
I recommend you learn this handy knot because it’s useful when you do multi-color work on the pin loom.
Now we’re about to enter the realm of the videos I made specially for this tutorial. I’m an amateur videographer, and hope to improve as time goes by. I’m also camera shy, so the videos are silent. And it’s been a long day (though it’s only 2:00 A.M. I’m still up from the day before), so that’s all I have to say in this tutorial for now. Feel free to ask questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 1 of 6
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 2 of 6
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 3 of 6
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 4 of 6
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 5 of 6
Basic Pin Loom Weaving—Part 6 of 6