After posting about adding pom poms to a weave, I received a lot of questions on the spiral pattern in my circular weave. It’s a really fun pattern and the best part is all you have to do is the twill weave. The circular warps are what make it spiral, so I really like using this technique.
If you’re interested in circular weaving, I posted how to warp up an embroidery hoop here. You obviously can use whatever thread weight you want, but personally I found that bulky threads show the spiral best. Here are the steps to making your own spiral pattern:
step 1| the twill weave follows a basic over two warps, under one. To begin, I started my weft thread over two warps, leaving about 2-3inches of yarn tail. I recommend weaving towards the outer portion of your warp threads because the center threads can be jumbled. Your warp threads on the outer portion of the loom will be aligned correctly, so it’s a good place to start your pattern.
step 2| after you have woven a few warps, pull your weft threads down to the middle. Use the tip of your tapestry needle to push the threads tight to the center.
step 3| continue following the two over one under pattern until you are satisfied with your design. I have found that the spiral is harder to see at first, but after you get past the center area it grows nicely. Something else to note, the pattern also gets loose as you continue towards the outer ends of the warp threads.
This is one of those big visual impacts for a fairly easy technique, which are my favorite.
Interested in more circular weaving techniques? Here are all my circular tutorials including how to start one on an embroidery hoop.
I really love the twill weave lately, I’ve been adding it to a lot of weaves. Have you tried the twill weave in your circular or regular weaves? If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to tag the weaves you’ve made using my tutorials #TWLtutorial so I can see what you’ve made. I love to see how creative you all are and I’ve also have been having a lot of fun sharing your tags on my IG feed.
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