How to make a buttonhole—I learned this nifty trick from a book on rigid heddle weaving and saw that it would easily adapt to pin loom weaving.

Before plunging in with buttonholes on your treasured project, it’s a good idea to practice first. Read More →

If you need instructions on two-layer-warping (2LW), please see instructions in the posts linked below. The first post tells how to warp the loom and weave Row 1. The second post shows the needle path (where to enter and exit the loom) for the first eight rows of a 2LW pattern. For this pattern, follow the diagram below, but follow the needle path instructions; they are universal for all 2LW patterns.
2LW Part 1
2LW Part 2

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“Multi-Diamonds 4” features diamonds created by going Over and Under on front and back.

Multi-Diamonds 4—front

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If you need instructions on two-layer-warping (2LW), please see instructions in the posts linked below. The first post tells how to warp the loom and weave Row 1. The second post shows the needle path (where to enter and exit the loom) for the first eight rows of a 2LW pattern. For this pattern, follow the diagram below, but follow the needle path instructions; they are universal for all 2LW patterns.
2LW Part 1
2LW Part 2

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Maybe I just don’t do yellow well. By way of excuse, I don’t have a lot of color choices in wool.
(I didn’t add row 32 in this square.)

Multi-Diamonds 2—front

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If you need instructions on two-layer-warping (2LW), please see instructions in the posts linked below. The first post tells how to warp the loom and weave Row 1. The second post shows the needle path (where to enter and exit the loom) for the first eight rows of a 2LW pattern. For this pattern, follow the diagram below, but follow the needle path instructions; they are universal for all 2LW patterns.
2LW Part 1
2LW Part 2

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Not wild about my color choices for this square—I’d prefer a stronger contrast—but you can learn from my mistake.

Diamond Eye 3—front

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This post begins a series of two-layer warping (2LW) instructions. I haven’t done much exploring of this weaving method, and haven’t invented many patterns yet. There are a number of patterns available in 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa and there are a few available in the vintage pattern booklets on eLoomaNation.com. And I’m in the process of inventing more.

Please check out my video series demonstrating the techniques described in this and the following posts.

2LW Part 1—Basic Twill
2LW Part 2—Twill Changing Direction

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONE-COLOR SQUARE—two options

(I’m using stretchy wool for these squares, so it’s OK to warp more snugly.)

Samples featuring pink yarn and the Zoom Loom are the most basic method for 2LW. If you want to eliminate all the fancy distractions, follow those photos. By the way, if you are a Zoom Loom user, I strongly recommend you purchase a longer needle to make weaving more comfortable with its wide frame.

The turquoise yarn/cream-colored Weave-It photos will show how to prepare the loom if you wish to work the beginning yarn tail in as you weave. It also shows a warping variation at Cr2 that might make weaving a bit easier.

1) BASIC ONE-COLOR WARPING

Anchor the yarn tail in the notch at Cr1. (If using a different loom you can tie a slip knot, leave the yarn tail hanging, or use a method that suits you.) Warp L1 as usual. Finish at Cr2.

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