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Weaving Tips | Loop Weave Video (Pile Weave)

Video on how to weave loops (Pile weave) | The Weaving Loom

A while back when I made a post on how to weave loops, also known as the pile weave, I was asked by a reader to provide a video.  After playing around with making videos and making a few mistakes, I finally made a video I’m pretty happy with.  It’s more of a stop motion, but this way my hands don’t block the action.  Here is the video and the steps for making loops:

step 1| To start weave some support rows before you put in your loops, I recommend at least 2 rows.

step 2| Weave a plain weave row that you want to make into loops

step 3| Take your pick-up stick and pick up your weft that crosses over the warp by wrapping them around the stick as shown and then pull the whole stick down to your support row. I’m using a dowel rod here, but I’ve found a knitting needle with some slip to it works better.

step 4| While your “stitches” are on the pick-up stick, weave another plain weave row.

step 5| Slowly remove the pick-up stick from your loops, then use it to pick up your weft in the next row of plain weave.

step 6| I repeat the above steps and create three rows of loops, then weave a plain weave row and push it down against all my loop rows to lock them in. You can continue making loops as your design requires.

Did you find this video helpful?  Should I make more?  They are a bit time consuming so let me know if you like them or not.

Happy Weaving!


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  • Ashley
    September 2, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    This is great – I love the “stop motion” feel of this because it makes it waaaaay easier to follow along. More like this!!

    I’m a beginner weaver who got ambitious and made a 5’x3′ frame loom from a piece of plywood, so I’ll be on your blog a lot these next few weeks as I learn more techniques 🙂

    • Kate
      September 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I’m so glad you like the video. Wow a 5’x3′ frame loom!!! You are braver then me, haha. I suppose you could also warp just part of it and do some small weaves too. Either way, I would love to see what you end up making on it, so keep me posted 😀

  • Diane
    September 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I love this. Thank you for sharing this technique. I’m very new at this type of loom and your site is really helpful.

    • Kate
      September 2, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Diane, I love to hear that people find my posts helpful! I’m curious what type of loom do you normally use?

  • Sophie crespy
    September 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Thank you ! I Will try this technique soon : the video is very helpful . Merci

    • Kate
      September 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Sophie! Let me know how it goes, I would love to see what you create!

  • Maya
    January 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hi Kate – I just did one row of this loop technique, and it looks so effective, surrounded by rows of plain weave. Thank you SO much for sharing this tutorial, it is much appreciated!

    • Kate
      January 21, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Hi Maya, that is awesome! I’m so glad you found it helpful.

  • nana
    February 3, 2016 at 10:46 am

    is it possible to make a dress out of this weaving?

    • Kate
      February 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Yes, there are some that weave a textile and then make a dress out of it.