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Pattern Plan


The appearance of your woven swatch will vary depending on how many yarns are used to thread and weave the loom, their thickness, and, in some cases, the order in which the colors are used. Use one yarn to thread and weave the loom for a solid colored swatch.To create a fabric with a tweedlike appearance, use two different colored yarns simultaneously to thread and weave the loom. A checked pattern results from threading the loom with yarn of one color, then weaving with a different yarn; the base color -- the color used first -- will be the predominant color of the swatch.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2006

Reviews (1)

  • chingmae 28 Nov, 2008

    love to weave been trying to make my own loom i have a nice piece of ply woo at lest 4 in thick has on knot in wood grain sandied it now i have to do is ddrill the holes for the pins but my question to you marths is how many inches apart do i maske the pegs iam doing it on all four sides so how many inches in beweeten do i space the pegs i hope to her fro you thank you chingmae