Poppy Patchwork

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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Weaving tools

My 3 shuttles arrived on Monday, so I had time to wind yarn, for this first go I am using the left over 4ply from my ripple blanket. The shuttles feel very smooth to handle and it doesn't feel to large at all, it's 8' or 20cm long and holds a good amount of yarn. 
Very basic and large loom, chosen for me to be able to practice and perfect my weaving, before purchasing a loom for much thinner yarns and finer work.
I checked out on Youtube and saw how to string the loom for warp thread, really simple instructions. The bar which turns the warp threads fits easy into the threads, but each time I turn it I have to put each thread in the slot before weaving, which is irritating. 
 The shuttles with the wool on only fit tight through the warps, I do need to be careful not to pull the warps out of their groves, but I did not like the idea to use a needle and long threads. 
I have made my 1st colour change, it's simple to do, no knots, just a bit extra weaving. I am going to have to watch the edge as my work is pulling it in slightly. This loom is extendable, so after I threaded it I was able to extend the loom to ensure the warp was tight.  
I am loving this weaving, but it's all a bit bulky for me, my plan is to use a very thin cotton thread, and make fabric pieces with a design in. This is a really good fun, I will fill the whole loom and then see what I think of the item made.


  1. I had a little weaving loom when I was a child. One of my favourite weaving activities was in arts and crafts at school when we used stiff card with grooves cut at both ends and we wove the yarn that way, making small woven pieces for collage or card making. Learning something new is always fun if a bit tricky to begin with. Best, Jane x

  2. I look forward to seeing the results!

  3. It's always exciting to be starting out on a new hobby. I'm sure there's lots to learn but it will be fun trying everything out.

  4. It is interesting to see how to do this. Looking forward to the finished article.

  5. You have more patience than me with wool let alone cotton.😱 lo9king forward to seeing what you produce

  6. What are you going to make with the finished piece, it looks interesting.

  7. That looks really interesting and I look forward to seeing your work.

  8. If you end up liking the finished product, I can see the front of a cushion cover in the making. I admire your dedication and patience, once again. :)

  9. I've always fancied having a go at weaving so look forward to your results.

  10. Enjoy your weaving …

    All the best Jan

  11. Something new to watch grow ... can't wait.



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