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.
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