Little Looms

Little Looms 2017

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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5 мин.
calming wave yoga bag

Weaving your own bag for your yoga mat will inspire you to go to yoga class, if only to show off your new bag.The all-cotton warp strengthens the woven cloth while the slow color change yarn in the weft adds texture and a cozy charm. Doubling the ends for the strap prevents the strap from stretching and is comfortable to carry. MATERIALS TECHNIQUE Plain weave. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 17" weaving width; 10-dent heddle; 1 long stick shuttle; 1 short stick shuttle; tapestry needle; sewing machine. YARNS Bag Warp: Anne (100% cotton; 371 yd/100 g; Plymouth) #6388 Purple, 256 yd. Bag Weft: Gina (100% wool; 109 yd/50 g; Plymouth) #0016 Variegated, 168 yd; Anne, #6388 Purple 16 yd. Strap Warp: Anne, #6388 Purple 130 yd. Strap Weft: Anne, #6388 Purple, 86 yd. OTHER SUPPLIES Matching thread;…

1 мин.
we’d rather be weaving

The knitters have rigid-heddle looms, the crocheters have pin looms, the creative director has a new tapestry loom, the publisher is learning inkle weaving. It’s not just us, either! Weaving is busting out all over. The 2016 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms received such a warm welcome that another installment was as irresistible to create as a new set of dishtowels is to weave. In addition to projects from dead-simple to positively adventurous, you’ll find articles that inspire your creativity, open your eyes, and expand your expectations of what your loom can do. Weavers, on your marks! We’ve got warps to wind and picks to pass. Let’s get weaving. Happy weaving!…

2 мин.
bright and handy inkle bags

Folding the long strip of sewn-together inkle bands forms a pocket at one end. The phone pouch will fit smartphones up to 3 by 5 inches. Some electronic devices are taller or thicker, so make sure you adjust your measurements accordingly, especially in the sewing phase. Originally published in Handwoven January/February 2015. MATERIALS Smartphone Bag TECHNIQUE Warp-faced plain weave. EQUIPMENT Inkle loom, 5" weaving width; 97 heddles for body; 15 heddles for strap/closure; belt shuttle; sewing machine with zigzag function; hand-sewing needles. YARNS Warp: 5/2 Mercerized cotton, (100% cotton; 2,100 yd/lb; Lunatic Fringe), 5-Blue, 222 yd; 5-Green Yellow, 74 yd; 10-Yellow Red, 42 yd. Weft: 5/2 Mercerized cotton, 5-Blue, 60 yd. OTHER SUPPLIES Matching sewing thread; single-fold bias tape; 2"–2½" decorative button. WARP LENGTH For body, 193 ends 47" long; for strap and closure, 29 ends 100"…

3 мин.
pick-up stick primer

Many patterns make use of one or more pick-up sticks. They are used to break the over/under order of plain weave to create sections of warp that float over or under more than one warp or weft. Pick-up sticks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. A good pick-up stick will be sanded smooth so it doesn’t snag the warp and will have at least one beveled end to allow you to easily pick up warp threads. The width of the pick-up stick will determine how tall your shed will be. WORKING IN FRONT OF THE HEDDLE You can use pick-up sticks in front of or behind the rigid heddle. When picking up in front of the heddle, you have to pick up each row; tip the pick on its edge,…

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weaving for the home

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sunrise at the beach bag

This bag is woven in plain weave, using simple, strong cotton yarns. The yarn is composed of five strands of tightly twisted 2-ply cotton, plied together. Although the yarn is quite thick, the fine cotton fibers are captured by twist, and the resulting smooth surface makes it easy and durable to use in weaving. MATERIALS TECHNIQUE Plain weave. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom capable of holding high tension (with a ratchet-and-pawl tensioning system if possible), 17" weaving width; 2 12-dent heddles; 1 stick shuttle; inkle loom, 2" weaving width; 14 heddles; belt or band shuttle. OTHER SUPPLIES 1 yd commercial cotton fabric for lining; 1 yd thin polyester batting for interlining; sewing needle; sewing machine with zigzag function; sewing thread in red and blue; tapestry needle. YARNS Warp: Cotton Classic (100% cotton; 109 yd/50 g; Tahki Yarn),…