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.

Weave-it Weaves “Zig-Zag” pattern in different colors.


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?
The basic tools: a loom (Schacht's Zoom pictured), a needle, yarn, scissors, fork, and needle.

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 two-layer warp, woven from the top down.

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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