Learning to Weave on a Loom

I’ve never woven before, nor used this kind of tabletop loom, but today was LEARNING DAY.

After watching hours of instructional videos, rewinding the tutorials, and pausing while I did the step in person, I’ve learned the very basic parts of the skill of weaving.  Here are some photos of my first attempts.  Think of me as someone who has learned their alphabet, but has no idea how to read words yet.    🙂

The heddle is in the up position,

which is the first thing to do.  Put the shuttle through: 

Then put it in the down position, which kind of criss-crosses the yarn:  and put the shuttle through again, and then “beat” the threads down, which is using the rigid heddle to scrunch them up to make a woven cloth.  Granted, my “cloth” is a mess right now, but remember, I only know the alphabet, not the words.  All that will come later.  Rather like learning a foreign language.

Here’s the yarn wound around the back bar, using strips of cardboard to keep the strands

separated.  God willing, more weaving for me,  tomorrow.  God please give me skill in weaving!

Exodus 35:35 |

View whole chapter | See verse in context Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.

 

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2 thoughts on “Learning to Weave on a Loom

  1. Thank you for sharing. I am wanting to learn to weave on a loom. I haven’t quite yet decided on which loom to get as of yet. I too have been watching a lot of tutorials and have asked a lot of questions. Now it is the $ factor. Which to afford to buy or make? lol

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    1. Price was a factor with me, too! Believe me! My older brother found some good prices on Etsy. I was looking online, and on Amazon, but the prices were better on Etsy. Weaving is fun, and it uses up my stash yarn, which was one of my goals. I’d love to know which one you purchase!

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