Aug 7, 2016

Learn to Weave a Tapestry: Part 2

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

Weaving has made a huge comeback and there is no doubt that the reason is it’s so fun! We’re going to show you how to use your Knitting Loom as a weaving loom! In this part 2 instruction you’ll learn how to finish your weave, take it off the loom, and hang it for display.  We covered part 1 here.

Weaving Terms:

Warp: The thread that is vertically wrapped around your loom, this is the backbone of the weave.

Weft: The thread that is horizontally woven between the warp threads, this is the design of the weave.

Loom: All-n-One Loom & 20-Peg-Extenders

Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Classic Size 10 in Golden Yellow is used for the warp, Red Heart Soft Yarn in White is used for the weft, Red Heart Soft Yarn in Seafoam is used for the weft, and Red Heart Soft Yarn in Charcoal is used for the double thread weft.

Notions: tapestry needle, wooden dowel rod

Finishing Your Weave Instructions:

To finish your weave, you will first have to secure all your yarn tails. Turn your Knitting Loom over so that the back of the weave is facing you.

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

To secure your yarn tails:

  • If your yarn tail ends under the warp thread, take the tapestry needle and pull it through the back of the same colored weft rows below it.
  • If your yarn tail ends over the warp thread, take the tapestry needle and loop around the warp thread, bringing the yarn tail up so that it is now under the warp thread and then pull it through the back of the same colored weft rows below it.

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

To secure thick yarn or doubled thread:

  • If your yarn tail ends under the warp thread, take the tapestry needle and hook the yarn tail under the closest warp thread.
  • If your yarn tail ends over the warp thread, take the tapestry needle and loop around the warp thread, bringing the yarn tail up so that it is now under the warp thread and then hook the yarn tail under the closest warp thread.

Secure one yarn tail at a time to the back of your weave and trim any excess yarn once secured. As you secure each yarn tail, flip back to the front and make sure that your yarn tails are not showing in the front of the weave.

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

Once all yarn tails are secured and trimmed, cut the anchor thread.

Next cut across the bottom warp threads, I cut mine to 5 inches long.

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

Now knot two warp threads together at a time all the way across the bottom of the weave to secure it.

Tapestry Weave on a Knitting Loom! Part 2

Carefully lift the top warp loops off the loom.

Pass the dowel rod through the warp loops. If your dowel rod is thinner then the loops then double twist the loops above the top weft row and then pass the dowel rod through the loop. This will secure your top weft row from creeping up your warp loops.

Now you know how to begin a weave, make the plain weave, and how to finish your weave. Don’t forget to try our beginner’s pattern where you can practice what you’ve learned!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments below!

Happy Weaving!

Kate from The Weaving Loom

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7 Comments

  • Has Stitchology ended

  • I am going to try to make a table runner using this weaving technique. I have the loom but never used it. Thanks for the tutorial .

  • Stitchology and all the other regular columns are on hold for the month of August. The columnist are taking a well deserved vacation.

  • Thanks I was hoping it did not end

  • Is this going to be on YouTube with the All-n-One Loom. I like to make a scraf with these instructions.

  • Anyone able to help me with the Harvest Lace shawl? I don’t understand why the description says there will be a gap between section1 and 2 – HELP!

  • Great job, I appreciate you hand made wall hanging tapestry. thanks for sharing.

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