Little Looms

Little Looms 2016

Easy Weaving with Little Looms is a perennial favorite. By popular demand, it will now be available by subscription. Each issue will have the mix of 18–22 projects, techniques, and features you love, expanding the focus on fundamental weaving skills, creative inspiration, and innovative applications. Each issue is designed to have something for beginning and more experienced weavers. In addition to the core subjects of rigid-heddle and pin-loom weaving, Little Looms regularly includes projects and articles about tapestry, tablet weaving, and inkle weaving.

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slouchy box hat

John was inspred by a handspun yarn sample to create this color-blocked hat. The square of the top is drawn into a round shape by the knitted brim and takes on a wearable Renaissance look. The hat can easily be made to fit an adult by adjusting the knitting gauge and blocking the top half to be more open. Originally published (using handspun yarn) in Spin·Off, Spring 2015. MATERIALS TECHNIQUES Pin loom, knitting, and crochet. EQUIPMENT 4" × 4" pin loom; 5"–6" weaving needle; U.S. size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular (cir) knitting needle; stitch markers (m); tapestry needle. YARN Plymouth DK Merino Super-wash (100% superwash Merino; 130 yd/50 g), #1131 Turquoise (MC), #1123 Peapod (CC1), and #1101 Mosaic Blue (CC2), 1 skein each. KNITTING GAUGE 20 sts…

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weaver’s studio

MARYANNE MOODIE Maryanne is a fiber-obsessed maker from Australia who now resides in Brooklyn, New York City. She busily divides her time between designing and creating woven wall hangings, creating beginner’s weaving kits, and teaching sold-out workshops across the world. Maryanne is best known for applying unexpected color combinations to her nostalgic designs. She is inspired by the intricacy of vintage textiles, traditional costuming, modern art, and the natural world. Web: www.maryannemoodie.comInstagram: @maryannemoodie; creator of #weaveweird SARAH NEUBERT “I turned to weaving as a way to blend my love for fibers and fine art. The simplicity and low start-up cost of the frame loom made it accessible at a beginner level—but I’ve stayed with it because of the slow, meditative pace and the textural and three-dimensional possibilities. I approach weaving as a collaboration with…

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on-loom chain stitch:

1. Thread a large-eyed, blunt-tipped needle with 48" of Silver Wolf. 2. Hold the tail end at the selvedge edge with the needle under the warp. Make a loop of tail end of the yarn on the top of the warp and hold it down while you bring the needle up from below the warp, over 6 ends (1 doubled selvedge and 5 ends), and through the loop. Tuck the tail end into the loop at the edge, and pull the loop closed. Leave the tail end to be woven in. 3. Make another loop on top of the warp. Bring the needle back down in the same space you just came up from, but outside of the first loop, and then up again 5 ends over and through the second loop.…

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summer plaid scarf

”Plaids are never boring; they offer up infinite variations,” says Cei. “Part of my fascination with plaids is the way the colors play against each other. Colors that look at odds with one another sitting on cones often make interesting and attractive complements when woven into a plaid pattern.” A little reverse soumak adds a bold vertical stripe with a hint of texture. Originally published in Handwoven, May/June 2012. MATERIALS TECHNIQUE Plain weave with reverse soumak. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 10" weaving width; 12-dent rigid heddle; 3 boat shuttles or 3 stick shuttles. YARNS Warp: Bambu 7 (525 yd/4 oz cone; 2,100 yd/lb; Cotton Clouds), #034 Apache Blue, #883 Cilantro, #797 Lime, 132 yd each; #845 Golden Wheat, 33 yd. Weft: Bambu 7, #034 Apache Blue, #883 Cilantro, #797 Lime, 105 yd each; #845 Golden…

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lobster pot scarf

A silk/stainless steel yarn in the warp and weft gives this light scarf an open, airy feel. Paired with a linen blend, it’s the perfect summer accessory. Originally published (using handspun yarn) in Spin·Off, Summer 2015. MATERIALS TECHNIQUE Plain weave. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 8" weaving width; 12-dent rigid heddle; 1 stick shuttle. YARNS Warp: Classic Elite Bella Lino (58% linen, 26% rayon, 16% cotton; 164 yd/50 g), # 8548 Breezy, 3 skeins. Weft: Habu A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel (69% silk, 31% stainless steel; 311 yd/½ oz), color #6 Ocean Blue, 2 cones. SETTS Warp: 12 epi. Weft :10 ppi. WARP LENGTH 100" (allows 4" take-up, including 21" of loom waste; loom waste includes fringe). TOTAL WARP ENDS 92 (64 ends linen blend, 28 ends silk/stainless). DIMENSIONS Width in reed: 7 2/3". Woven length (measured under tension on…

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sea glass scarf

The lumpy-bumpy texture of the weft yarn disguises any unevenness in the selvedges, making this a great beginner project. The crisp cotton warp softens with washing, and the colored nubs of the weft fill in the spaces between threads. MATERIALS TECHNIQUE Plain weave. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 10" weaving width; 10-dent rigid heddle; stick shuttle; warping peg; fringe twister (optional). YARNS Warp: Classico (100% mercerized cotton; 110 m/50 g ball, 1,090 yd/lb; Lana Grossa), #024 Sky Blue, 246 yd. Weft: Classico, #024 Sky Blue, 3 yd; Cin Cin (50% viscose, 25% cotton, 20% acrylic, 5% polyamide; 80 yd/50 g, 726 yd/lb; Trendsetter), #01 Memphis, 220 yd. WARP LENGTH 94 ends 94" long (allows 3" for take-up, 14" for loom waste; loom waste includes fringe). SETTS Warp: 10 epi. Weft: 10 ppi. DIMENSIONS Width in the reed: 9 2/5". Woven…