Get Ready, Get Set, WEAVE!
Posted on 04/13/20
Get Ready, Get Set Weave!
Presented by Mary Carmosino
Have a loom and not sure what to do with it? Need a refresher to get started on your own loom? Weaving on a loom takes more preparation than most people expect. These guidelines will help you to learn the basics for beginning a weaving project for towels and scarves.
Tips for your weaving project:
Here are calculations for towels and scarves. They can be altered byyarn usedandlength/width. Here is the best video by Barbara Elkins (WEBS Founder) for how to warp on your warping board once you have decided what to make:
Here is a list of cotton and tencel yarns:
Yards/1# cone Weight of yarn epi for twill/plain weave
(3360) 8/2 24/20
(2100) 5/2 18/16
(1260) 3/2 16/14
Yarn.com is where I purchase most of my supplies. They have many colors and yarns and list epi for each yarn.
Remember when weaving your project to weave the project length plus the shrinkage to get the correct length.
Weaving is a great way to focus and fill your spare time while being productive too. The more you weave the more you learn how to weave so….
P. S. Don’t let all of these numbers overwhelm!
Do one step at a time and it will work out.
- Decide what to make
- Use these calculations on your own with changes you have made
- Wind warp – careful with cross (youtube video)
- Dress loom – (there are videos available online and a book entitled Learning to Weave by Deb Chandler for more information)
- Wind a bobbin and WEAVE
Click Here Towels and Scarves Yarn Calculation
Click Here calculation for warp and weft worksheet.1
Click Here calculation for warp and weft worksheet.2