How to Weave on a Cardboard Loomcomments (49) January 15th, 2016
Here's a shot of the back of the loom. You can see that I've used two colors in stringing my loom. You can do this if you like, or not. (If you weave loosely, you'll be able to see the color change in your weaving. If you weave tightly, you won't.) If you do change colors while stringing, just leave a 3-inch tail of each color of yarn hanging at the back of the loom, like you did when you started stringing.
By the way, in weaving terms, these vertical, parallel strings are called warp yarn.
Ready to weave? Here we go. Cut about 48 inches of yarn. You can weave with sport, worsted, bulky, or novelty yarns-each one produces different effects. Thread one end on a tapestry needle. Pass the needle over and under the warp yarns, pulling the strand through as you go.
Here's the first row of weaving. I've left about a 6-inch tail of yarn at the end of the row. We'll deal with it later.
Weave your needle under and over the warp yarns again to create your second row of weaving. Make sure that your weaving in this new row is opposite to the weaving you did in the first row.
See what I mean? The second row should pass under the warp where the first row passed over it. And vice versa.
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