I videoed two segments using Weave-it’s zigzag pattern today. I’m afraid the lighting wasn’t the greatest and the choice of colors is uninspiring (though the square is a little prettier in person). I’m working on the two-color video segment right now, but am not sure I’ll keep it. Also, I happened to choose the most difficult configuration for an introduction on two-color warping, so . . . we shall see what comes of it. For now, here is the rough draft version of this post.
Weave-it Weaves “Zig-Zag” pattern in different colors.
Gee, I used to consider myself a writer. Maybe I’ll come back and do a little more photojournalism on this post (because I think it would be a good idea).
Look, Ma, no stray ends!
For now we’ll let the silent video do the talking.
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.
The basic tools: yarn, a pin loom (Schacht’s Zoom pictured), scissors, needle threader, needle, fork.
- What kind of yarn is best?
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Last year I discovered the Loomette around the same time as the Weave-it, so I bought one. Then I bought another one . . . two . . . Somehow along the way I acquired four of them. Early on I realized the Loomette was superior to the Weave-it when it comes to two-layer warps (which I think are tricky). Loom prep is more straightforward. While two-layer warps are not my specialty they’re the obvious choice if you want total freedom when it comes to warp thread manipulation.
Example of a two-layer warp, woven from the top down. This is a square I warped up a long time ago–before I felt super comfortable with pin loom weaving. Now I would warp it differently.
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