Small Looms

Join us as we explore the vast and varied world of small looms including rigid-heddle looms, inkle looms, frame looms, pin looms, and tablet weaving/card weaving. Learn what cloth can be woven on each of these looms and how to get the most from your small loom.

Pin-Loom Patchwork Scarf by Patricia Hokenson

Pin Loom Projects: Portable, Fast, and Fun!

When I found out Interweave would be putting out a special issue of Handwoven devoted to little looms I was ecstatic! My first loom was a wonderful rigid-heddle loom, and more recently I had started playing with pin loom projects (click here to learn how to use a pin loom!). I had been weaving on…

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Instant Weaving Gratification with Little Looms

Sponsored Blog Sometimes even weavers want instant gratification! I know as a knitter-turned-weaver (and a beginning weaver at that!), I often crave quicker projects with quick set-up, luxurious yarns, and low waste. The good news is, weaving on small looms gives you all those benefits —and they’re really fun! Particularly excellent for stash-busting, little looms…

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Great Fun with Little Looms

Some of you may know of Anne Merrow, editor of Spin-Off, but you might not know she’s an avid weaver as well! Anne recently collaborated with Handwoven as the editor of a special issue, Easy Weaving with Little Looms. Here she is to tell you why she’s so passionate about weaving on smaller setups, like pin…

Pin-Loom Resources

We’ve got lots of great turorials and how-tos for pin-loom weaving,  but if you’re looking for a specific resource they can be sometimes hard to find. This page has links to our top pieces on weaving with a pin loom from how to weave a basic square, how to join your squares, and other helpful…

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How to Weave With a Pin Loom

Weaving on a pin loom is easy and fun–once you know how to do it! If you’ve ever wanted to know how to weave with a pin loom, this tutorial has everything you need to know! Once you get comfortable with this method you can change it up and weave using different yarns for warp and…

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How to Use the Mattress Stitch

Mattress Stitch Hold two squares together so that the loops are offset, matching a “bump” with a “dimple” so that they will be nested together when joined. Thread seaming yarn on a tapestry needle. Pass the threaded needle through the corner loop of both layers from front to back, then pass through again to secure.…

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Pin Loom Baking

    Pin looms are a great way to experiment with texture and artsy, metallic yarns. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com If there’s one thing I love as much as weaving, it’s probably baking bread. I try to bake at least once a week and always looking for new recipes to try out. (I…

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The Perfect Loom for Autumn

    Unlike the desert landscape of southern New Mexico, the mountains of Colorado are abound with fall color and crisp, autumn air. Photo by Gina Kuzmick. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com Sometimes it’s hard to believe that it’s already October. Now, this is probably because I live in southern New Mexico where the…

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Hit the Road with Tapestry Weaving

     Christina's backyard tapestry inspiration. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com I believe that in the past I have often stated my love of portable looms. As soon as the weather gets vaguely spring-like I spend as much time out of doors as possible. And now…