In our new Loom Theory: Four-Shaft Scarf Collection we celebrate fine silk, wool, Tencel, and linen yarns in four-shaft scarf patterns.
You'll love these tapestry weaving patterns whether or not you have a tapestry loom. Our free eBook includes instructions and photos to follow as you weave.
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The plain-weave Chanuka Placemats use an 8-shaft point threading to facilitate the inlay process. You can set the table with plain old placemats, but these really set the stage for the 8 nights of Chanuka.
Weaving inspiration can come from anywhere as Connie Westbrook shows in her Pool-Inspired Towels that she based on the tiles in the pool where she swims. The 8-shaft turned twill pattern mimics the lanes in a public pool and also the tiling around the edg
So, you’ve decided you want to take up weaving! The first thing you’ll need is a loom. Here are some different types of weaving looms and tips on how to choose your first loom.
Inkle loom weaving is easier than you think and is a great way to start weaving for beginners especially with this FREE guide and 5 free weaving projects.
Anita Osterhaug is taken by West African textiles and shows her appreciation in her Homage to Africa Scarf. Anita used traditional colors and a 4-shaft twill to honor African kilims and applied a simple block-print design inspired by bogolonfini prints.
Deborah Jarchow placed two strips of plain-weave fabric on the diagonal to construct her clever and playful Play the Angles Poncho with the fold-down collar. You don’t need a big loom for this project; the two strips can be woven on a 12” rigid-heddle loom