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Warping the loom

Warp thread such as double-knitting or chunky yarn can be used but for tapestry style weaving involving textured yarns a thinner warp can be used.

Starting to weave

Decide whether you want fringes at each end of the weaving or just to fold excess weft under and stitch into place.

If fringes are required cut the weft threads to the length of the loom plus about 6” (15 cm) at each end for the fringe.

A weaving needle or fingers can be used for weaving the weft onto the frame.

Take an even number of weft strands and weave across the centre of the loom, going under the two warp threads at the start of the weaving and over the next one, under the next one, over one, under one etc. until you reach the end when the two warp strands are treated as one.

With the comb, separate the weft into two halves and push each half to either side of the loom then ‘beat’ into place. Repeat but this time weave under a thread where before you wove over and over where before you wove under.

Continue weaving with multiple threads until the centre space is almost filled then use just a single thread to fill the final gap.

Using an overhand knot, tie the weft ends at either end into tassels, finally removing the weaving by pushing all the weaving to the top of the nails then removing the warp-loops one at a time. Trim fringes.

If fringes aren’t required as a feature of the weaving then the excess weft can be folded under and stitched to the weaving using small stitches and any excess weft trimmed with scissors.

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Download pdf instructions: Small loom instructions  Large loom instructions