Little Looms

Little Looms 2018

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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I’ve heard it said that putting together a big project such as a magazine is like giving birth, and last year while working on the 2017 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, I put that idea to the test. With just a few articles left to edit, I stopped work on the issue a bit earlier than planned to give birth to my son, Henry. I can now definitively say that while I am very proud of both accomplishments, the two are nothing alike. For one thing, you rarely lose sleep after your magazine is born. I’m happy to say I worked on Little Looms 2018 from start to finish. This year’s issue began with choosing themes for the project sections: At the Market, For the Home, and On the…

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meet •the• designers

Deborah Bagley has been a pin-loom weaving designer since 2016 and a crochet designer since 2011. Writing crochet projects for three-dimensional objects helps her visualize pin-loom projects in multiple dimensions. In addition to crafting, she also enjoys rock climbing and mountain biking with her husband and two young sons. Tammy Bast fell into weaving accidentally only a year ago. She now teaches beginner and intermediate weaving classes at Gaspereau Valley Fibres. As The Rogue Weaver, she loves to test new techniques and fibers, hopefully inspiring other weavers to try the same. Sara C. Bixler is the owner and resident instructor of the Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. She has been teaching for nearly ten years and prides herself on having a broad knowledge spectrum that she attributes to her fine arts…

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do the twist

Twisted fringe makes for a beautiful finish for handwoven scarves and shawls. Not only does it produce a more professional-looking finish, twisted fringe is more stable than untwisted. If you’re twisting your fringe by hand, however, it can be a literal pain. Fortunately, there are a number of wonderful fringe twisters on the market that will help you twist fringe faster, more efficiently, and without finger cramps. THE BASICS Leaving at least 2 picks of your header in place, trim all of the ends so that they are even, and about 25 percent longer than you want the finished fringe to be. Then try twisting a few sizes of bundles to determine the right size for your project. You may also want to determine the number of threads in each bundle based…

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coffeehouse satchel

Cei developed this design to be androgynous, modern, sleek, and durable.The subtle log-cabin pattern in dark colors gives the bag depth while preserving an office-ready style. MATERIALS Type of Project: Rigid Heddle STRUCTURE Log cabin plain weave. EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 12" weaving width; 10-dent heddle; 2 shuttles; sewing machine. YARNS Warp: Highland (100% wool; 900 yd/lb; Harrisville Designs), Black and Charcoal, 134 yd each. Weft: Highland, Black and Charcoal, 105 yd each. OTHER SUPPLIES Supplemental cloth for sides of the bag (optional; Cei used extra woven length from the same cloth as the rest of the bag); black cotton heavy-duty thread (do not use poly blends); contrasting cotton thread; 12" x 8" plastic cross-stitch canvas; large coordinating button; 1 pack of Chicago screws in brass; 1 strip of ½ " latigo cowhide; 1 strip of 1½…

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pin-loom basics

Pin looms let you weave up one small piece of fabric at a time in one specific size and shape. Although this might sound limiting, the pin loom lends itself to exploration and creative weaving and designing. Squares can be combined with sewing, crochet, or knitting to create scarves, garments, and even three-dimensional plushies.You can also get creative with the final weaving to produce designs and textures that go beyond plain weave. Loom The most popular pin loom is the 4" x 4" square loom. Depending on what you prefer, you can get these looms from a variety of manufacturers in either plastic or wood. Specialty manufacturers also make square looms in larger sizes and in different shapes. Needles Weaving on a pin loom requires two types of needles: a long weaving needle, at…

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with the band

Band looms let you weave narrow strips of warp-faced fabric.You can weave stripes and other simple patterns with careful planning of the warp, or you can use pick-up to create elaborate designs such as animals, flowers, snowflakes, and even writing. Inkle Looms The inkle loom is the most common band loom. With an inkle loom, you wrap the warp around a series of pegs in a specific pattern. The pegs maintain tension and let you advance the warp as you weave. You can also tie string heddles to the warp threads to make opening the shed easier. Some looms have an adjustable peg that helps you maintain tension as you warp and weave. Depending on the size of the inkle loom and the number of pegs, it may be able to hold…