Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Weaving How To

It has been awhile since a post. Well it is a New Year after all! LOL

I found a unique Tutorial on making a Simple Weavers Frame. I just love it!


How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving LoomHey guys! This post is for those of you who want to try weaving on a circle loom, but you are not in the market for yet another loom. I get it, if I could I’d have 100 different looms, but that’s not happening anytime soon. So a more affordable option is to use an embroidery hoop! I’m so excited to share this with you.  Here are the steps:
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 1| remove the outer ring and set to the side
step 2| tie your warp thread to the embroidery hoop with a slip knot
step 3| pull the warp thread straight across the hoop
step 4| bring the warp thread over the hoop and then down and around
step 5| now pull the warp thread back towards the center, but an inch to the right side of where your warp thread started with a slip knot

To pause for a moment and recount your steps, you have brought the warp thread from your slip knot, straight across your hoop. You then went from over your hoop and wrapped the warp thread around to the bottom. Next you pulled the warp thread from the bottom across the hoop, but to the right of the slip knot about an inch. So now your thread is passing over the top of the hoop again. You are making a figure 8, similar to when you warp a frame loom. The reason you make a figure 8 is so that the warp threads meet in the middle. Now for the next step:
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 6| with your thread an inch from the slip knot thread, pass the warp over and around the hoop so that it comes out the bottom
step 7| continue to bring the warp thread across the loom to the position an inch to the right of the previous thread. You will always be passing the thread over an edge and then around to the bottom, then over the next spot.
step 8| continue with your figure 8’s about an inch apart until you reach the last open spot on the loom. Loop the warp thread over and around this last spot.
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 9| at this point you’ll see your middle is making a messy criss-cross of warp threads. Taking your warp string that you just looped around the last spot on the hoop, pull it to the middle and then down around between some of the warp threads, you’ll instantly see that your warp threads are evening out to nice triangles.
step 10| wrap your warp thread around the middle again at perpendicular angle to secure the middle more.

Hope your New Year brings you Happiness!

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