Thursday, April 11, 2013

my new loom...

My DH gave me a loom yesterday for my birthday!  I love it.  I found a neat tutorial on Youtube to help me "warp" it for the first time....Not hard to do at all..of course I watched the video about a dozen times before I attempted to do it. LOL

Here are a couple of photos of my new loom...

It looks difficult to use but it is really easy.

I probably used the wrong yarn to warp it but it was all I had.  It was yarn designed to crochet a baby blanket so it was pretty stretchy.  I used strips I cut from some old t-shirts.  Not sure I cut them the right width.  I may have to cut them little more narrow in the future.

Here are a couple of photos of my first attempt at weaving.
Pretty pitiful but I hope to get better at this.

 I started on the right side and I guess I was pulling it a little tighter.  When I changed colors, I thought I would try not to tug it too snug.  It was much better once I did that.  I was hoping to have a rug but I guess the first try is not supposed to be perfect.  It would have been nice though.   It is very sad looking isn't it!

This shows a close up of the left side of the rug. By the time I got about a third of the way in I was getting a better feel for the process.

 This is a close up of the right side of the rug,  this is where I started. I think maybe the t-shirt fabric on this part was a little wider than the other two.  See how the fabric shows through in spots.... as I went along, these did not show up as much.


I am going to have to get some rug yarn or at least some yarn that is a little thicker than this baby stuff I used.  I look forward to making lots of projects with this great gift.


  1. Looks like you're having fun! I typically use aunt lydia's cotton crochet thread for warping rugs, but I love using what I have on hand (like you did) the most!

  2. Can't wait to come over & play!

  3. Nice! I like primtiive style, so you can say you did it on purpose! lol Nice job for the first try!!

  4. Hi Beebee
    I stopped here after reading a weaving post on Gene's blog. I think I will invest in a tabletop loom. If you would, could you please tell me what loom you are using? Thanks.