In this next part, I have a lot of “learnings” to share with you. Any by that I mean, I made incorrect assumptions about weaving without a loom. But that’s ok, I’ve learned and now have things to share with all of you so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Continue Reading
Today we’re trying something & fun! We’re going to make a weaving without a loom! Which is especially great for anyone who doesn’t have a loom but really wants to try weaving (or you could always make yourself a loom out of cardboard). Continue Reading
I’m embarrassed to say I’m behind on my emails, but please keep emailing me your questions because they are the best questions and would love if everyone who wanted to weave knew how to weave!
One of the emails I was trying to catch up on asked about a cardboard loom where the number of slits made it so that it could only be warped starting at the bottom and ending at the top. As you may have heard, I often talk about staring your warp thread on the bottom of the loom and ending the warp thread on the bottom of the loom. This is only necessary if you are planning on hanging your weave from warp thread loops. If you aren’t planning on hanging your weave in this way or you can’t end your warp thread on the bottom, then that’s no problem. There are a lot of different ways to hang a weave (I’ve posted about a lot of them here). Continue Reading
The Holidays are coming up quick! I can’t believe we’re halfway through November already. If you were wanting to make some handmade gifts, I have some ideas & free weaving patterns for you! Continue Reading
A little bit ago, I received a question from a reader who had woven all the way down to the bottom of her loom. Her weave was finished and ready to take off the loom, but now she realized she didn’t have much warp thread left to finish the weave.
She asked if she had to un-weave the bottom to make the warp threads long enough for her to finish the weave. Luckily the answer was no! Because who wants to un-weave some of their work, unless they really have to. Continue Reading
In Part 1 of our free beginner’s pattern, we wove our ombre striped weave. Which is a really easy weave for those who are new to weaving and a really great way to take a standard weaving technique and try it in a new way. Plus the ombre stripe is really fun and colorful. Continue Reading
Do you remember my post on simple shading? Well, since it was so easy, colorful, and fun I decided it would make a good beginner’s pattern!
This pattern is perfect for those who are newer to weaving and want to make something interesting. The best part is it only requires the simple over/under weave technique. Continue Reading
She asked about how to incorporate the bulky rope along with regular woven yarn and also how to change your weaving midstream and add separate stitches randomly, similar to the weave that inspired her. Continue Reading
I previously wrote about the different ways to use the pile weave to get very different looking weaves. It was so fun to look at all the different ways to use that technique that I also wanted to share some different ways I’ve used the soumak weave to get different looking weaves. Continue Reading