Do you ever get the feeling some things aren’t meant to be? With reservations, I’m posting this pattern. It looks good on paper and it might look OK in a single color, but after weaving it four times, I’m giving up (at least for now).
Funny thing about this pattern—I designed it several months ago and just couldn’t get myself to weave it. Maybe instinctively I knew it wouldn’t turn out. My attempts are shown above, in order. The first one actually looks the best, I think. On the last one I used red yarn and a very light blue. I still don’t think it looks good. Feel free to try it—and now you know what not try!
Note on pattern shorthand: 313 means U3, O1, U3. The diagram shows R7 two different ways and it’s noted on the instruction card. The original instructions are written in blue; only R7 has a change (written in black). The top left square in the photo uses the original instructions.
On the bright side, despite last night’s power cut and the terrible photo I took of L1, the French flag (“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”) weaving pattern is coming along very well.
(Even as I proofread this post I’m still having ideas for “Union Jack”, so stay tuned . . .)
Hi my name is Dorothy I just got a pin loom I need a simple video on how to do it again I get the over stuff but I do I finish row and start new row make sense help my email is . . .
Welcome to the fold.
There are many YouTube videos available that show how to weave on a pin loom. About a year ago I made my first videos to address the problem of HOW to use the pin loom for total beginners. Using the loom is fun, but it can be confusing at first. These videos are so methodical they’re almost boring–unless you’re just learning.
Here are the links for the series. I was a brand new video-er at the time (still am, for that matter), so there are some weaknesses. Still, I hope they’ll be useful. If not, please contact me again. I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.
PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06y4zbrVvo
PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccJlaPosvo4
PART 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUoPQos0nUA
PART 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riH0RoUmHH4&t=236s
PART 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4d81b40gk8
(Part 6 just shows how to weave the first row on the Zoom Loom)
Also, I have some charts on my blog that show how to warp each layer of the loom: http://adventuresinpinloomweaving.com/diagrams/
I’ve made a few other videos too, showing how to follow patterns, change colors, add beads—when you’re ready.
Thanks for contacting me!