Some of you may have noticed, but I’ve really grown fond of circular weaving. I still also love to weave in a regular straight warped loom way also, but circular weaving provides new challenges and new ways to use weaving techniques.
Even just weaving the plain weave has it’s challenges because, as you know, the warp threads are really tight in the center of the circle and spread out towards the edges. This really changes how your woven “stitches” look.
It took me a while, but as you can see I was able to get loops and shag to work on a circular loom too. The process was a bit complicated and I might share them in a pattern in the future, but I’m really happy with how they look.
When you get stuck in your work, the best solution is to try something new. You could pick up a totally different art medium, or even approach your weaving differently. Circular weaving is a really great different approach to weaving for me. It’s different enough that I have to think outside my normal weaving, but at the same time I can try out weaving techniques and learn more about the craft overall.
If you’re interested in trying circular weaving, check out my posts on how to get started and circular techniques here. Oh and my post on how to warp an embroidery hoop is included in that post grouping, so there is no need to purchase another loom if you’d rather not.
I also have placed a lot of these weaves in my Etsy shop, so check them out!
What do you think of circular weaving? Have you tried it yet or is it something you would like to try?
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