Weaving a diagonal shape isn't hard, but if you have never woven before you should check out the basics. For your first weaving lesson, go to my post How Begin Weaving Weaving on Frame Loom.
For your first diagonal, it’s much easier if the two colors you use are the same kind of yarn. If one strand is thicker than the other, you’ll run into problems. Save that sort of creativity for later!
Here’s a diagram to show you the weave structure.
Weave 2 rows of color A.
Weave one row to the right, but turn back on the second warp end in from the right.
Repeat, turning back on the third warp end in from the right.
Keep weaving this pattern, returning on the next warp thread in from the right.
Once you finish weaving color A’s diagonal, weave color B in on top of color A...
until color B reaches the left side.
You can keep weaving these diagonal shapes, or you can turn them into triangle patterns.
Now you’re ready to try weaving diagonals with more than two colors. Have fun experimenting with color combinations and triangles!
On my next blog post, I'll teach you how to weave a circle.
This post is part a series of tutorials in which I teach you the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. The techniques can be done on any size loom.
I'm using my Lucy Loom, click here to get one for yourself!
Getting Started Weaving
You never know where you might find yourself weaving.
In the park, under a tree, or maybe even up in the tree!
No worries, this little book will fit right into your project bag, so you can take it with you anywhere your heart desires. And you will be a happy weaver.
click here to see the book
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