Circular Weaving Weaving Techniques

How to Finish a Circle Weave on a Hoop

How to Finish a Circle Weave | The Weaving LoomI know many of you are excited to finish your circle weaves, so today I’m sharing one way to finish your circle weave that you made with an embroidery hoop. This is really simple and it’s one reason I like weaving on an embroidery hoop.  (Find my first post on warping an embroidery hoop here and if you need to cut your circle weave off the loom, here’s how to finish that)

How to Finish a Circle Weave | The Weaving Loomstep 1| I wove my circle most of the way, leaving a small gap between my weave and the embroidery hoop (I used wool roving on the outside edge and it puffed up making it hard to notice a gap, but the roving is easily pushed down). Take a piece of yarn that you want to finish your hoop with. Hold about an inch of the yarn against the hoop and then start wrapping the yarn around the hoop, going between the weave and the hoop and then back around the outside.

How to Finish a Circle Weave | The Weaving Loomstep 2| Continue wrapping the hoop until you reach the beginning thread tail. If you run out of yarn before reaching the beginning thread, then tie a new piece of thread to the thread tail that ran out. Make sure your knot will sit inside your hoop to better hide it. (I pulled out my roving rows to get a better picture of this step). Hold the tied off thread tails along the inside of the hoop and continue wrapping the hoop, covering the tails as you go.

How to Finish a Circle Weave | The Weaving Loomstep 3| Once you have reached your beginning yarn tail, double knot the beginning thread and the ending thread together on the inside of the hoop.

step 4| Using a tapestry needle thread the tails through a few of the wrapped threads and then cut the excess tail.

I really like that using the embroidery hoop allows you to keep your weave on the “loom”, because there is no worry of your weave losing it’s structure off the loom.  Also if you know for sure you won’t be cutting your weave off the embroidery hoop, you could always wrap it before you weave.  I’ll be sharing a second way to finish your circle weave off the loom soon along with some other circle weaving tips I have to share.

Have you tried a circle weave yet? What did you think about it compared to weaving on a regular square loom?

Happy Weaving!


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  • Jo
    March 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Hi there
    Looks like you have removed the outer hoop before wrapping (?)
    Great idea leaving in the hoop – thx

    • Kate
      March 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Jo, Yes you’re right I removed the outer hoop to wrap and finish it. So I still have the outer hoop and have been trying to think if there is a way to use that now (which if I figure it out i’ll definitely share). I think it would be really nice to use both piece separately, you know get more bang for your buck 😉

  • Johanna
    May 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Yes! I’ve been wondering if I warped onto the outer hoop and then wrapped immediately instead of at the if that would hold the warp threads in place 🤔

    • Kate
      May 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Yes, you can absolutely warp then wrap the outer hoop and weave. The wrapping will lock the warp threads in. (I just realized how weird it is to write those two words next to each other, haha)

    • Marta
      August 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Is there a way to remove round weaving all together?! – cut the thread and make a knot?! I was thinking about backing it up with a fabric and making a decorative pillow out of it 🙂
      Thank you for all your tutorials, your page is a pleasure to browse and read… so much info and COLORS 😀

  • Annie
    October 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    That peachy roving is so beautiful – where did you buy it?