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.
• 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.
• Weave 1 row color A.
• Weave 1 row 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.
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.
Once you master weaving pick and pick vertical stripes, checkerboards and dots will be easy!
Continue to checkerboards.
This post is part of 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.
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