Weaving Techniques

Weaving Technique || Three Colored Plain Weave

Tutorial on the Three Colored Weave | The Weaving LoomI’m so excited about this pattern, why? Because it’s so simple, but has such a visual impact! And also, this is the exact same thing I showed you last week! I know, it looks so different, but really the only difference is the warp I’m using. And just like in my vertical strips post, we’re just weaving with the plain weave.

So when I posted on making vertical strips, I was using my trusty cotton rug warp, which is thin and allows me to push my wefts together covering the warp. This time I’m using a worsted weight cotton as my warp and keeping my wefts spaced so that my warp really shows through. I am using a navy blue and a indigo which match, but you can see all three colors. The steps again are:

step 1 | weave a row of plain weave with your first color.

step 2 | weave a row of plain weave using the opposite warps like normal, but use your second color

step 3 | continue alternating between your first and second color

Tutorial on the Three Colored Weave | The Weaving LoomWhen you are weaving a color that ends over the last warp (like my turquoise row), loop it once around the warp and then bring it under two warp threads. Then plain weave as usual.

When you are weaving a color that ends under the last warp (like my indigo row), just bring it under it’s next row and plain weave as usual. This color will hook around the other color’s row which will hold it in place.

Tutorial on the Three Colored Weave | The Weaving Loom

Which do you prefer, this three colored plain weave or the vertical strip plain weave? I actually like both because they both have a strong visual impact, and its so cool to see how just a little change makes a big difference.

Happy Weaving!


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  • sophie
    September 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    nice one! yesterday I made my first loops and my first twill weave thanks to you! it was fun! a bit like weaving along with you!!:)

    • Kate
      September 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      That is so cool Sophie! I can’t wait to see what you created.