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Loom & Weave



My husband pokes fun at me, but weaving has come to be a very simple and relaxing hobby for me. It is a creative outlet that I can enjoy on the couch on a rainy day or even in the car. I'm actually writing from a weekend away and I did some road trip weaving. I asked my husband, "would you like me to drive some?" He said, "no, I got it." To which I replied, "good, cause I was just being polite." [Insert laughs] So, here is a list of supplies you will need and a guide to get started with some basic techniques - Happy weaving!

I want to see pics of your work, so email them in!

SUPPLIES

1.) CANVAS

2.) HALF INCH NAILS

3.) SCISSORS

4.) YARN

5.) CURVED WEAVING NEEDLE

6.) CARDBOARD

7.) HAIR COMB

8.) HAMMER - TO SMACK NAILS AND FINGERS...

Making Your Loom


Strip your painting canvas of the white fabric cover. Slashing with scissors and pulling the fabric is easier than plucking each staple off the back. Once your canvas is just the exposed wooden frame, you will place your nails 1/4 or 1/2 inch apart on both the top and bottom of the frame.

** My loom has 2 rows each offset at 1/2 inch spacing allowing me to alter my spacing as small as 1/4 gaps. This is on both top & bottom of the loom.

WARNING: No matter how much you avoid your finger, it will make contact with your hammer... best of luck finger & thumb. :)

Once this redundant and potentially painful step is complete, you are ready to load your loom.


Loading The Loom

You will tie a knot around the bottom right nail and space your loom according to preference. For beginners, I would make the spacing wider apart. As you wrap from top to bottom, make sure the string is being pulled tight.

How do I know if it is tight enough?? Pat the strings, there should be a little bounce off.

Once you come to the last nail, terminate with a knot and cut off the excess string. Now you are almost ready to start!