How to Weave Vertical Stripes on a Frame Loom

How to Weave Vertical Stripes on a Frame Loom

Vertical Stripes

Vertical stripes are fun to weave, when you use just two colors it's called a pick and pick weave

Weaving pick and pick on a small loom means the edges are going to demand a bit of care. We want to keep them as neat as possible.

Weaving Pick and Pick

  Here I wove a few rows of color A as a base.

  Weave 1 row of color B.

  Just as in weaving horizontal stripes, be sure to loop color A around color B

begin to weave a vertical stripe 

  Weave 1 row color A.

vertical weave, 1 row color A

  Weave 1 row color B.

Weave one row of color B

  Repeat this pattern, and you’ll see a vertical stripe emerge. Just keep it up for as long as you want your stripe to be.

Tapestry weaving pick and pick stripes

Here’s something fun to try.

  Weave 2 rows of color B.

  Weave 1 row of color A.

  Repeat the pattern, and you’ll see the vertical stripe switch on the warp ends. I finished my piece with color B to balance the design.

Vertical stripes, change positions of stripes

Once you master weaving pick and pick vertical stripes, checkerboards and dots will be easy!

Continue to checkerboards.

How to weave a checkerboard

Learn to Weave on a Frame Loom Series

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

Learn to weave on a frame loom, getting started

Horizontal Stripes

learn to weave horizontal stripes

Vertical Stripes


How to weave checkers


how to weave dots

Diagonal Shapes


how to weave a circle


learn to weave shapes

Rya Knots

 learn to weave rya knots

Pile Weaves

 How to weave shaggy and loopy pile




These Lessons are in my Book! 

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.

Little Loom Companion Book

click here to see the book



2 Responses

Tyler Techaira
Tyler Techaira

May 04, 2019



December 05, 2018

Very helpful tutorial.

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