How to Weave Horizontal Stripes on a Frame Loom

How to Weave Horizontal Stripes on a Frame Loom

Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal stripes are the easiest technique in weaving.

Perfect for beginning weavers.

All you have to do is weave a few rows of each color.


Not quite.

If you want neat and clean edges, you have to loop the yarns around each other on the selvedges (the sides of the weaving).

Let's get started.

How to weave stripes with clean edges

Weave four rows of color A.

Begin color B on the opposite side.

begin to weave horizontal stripe

On the return be sure to loop around the color yarn. This will hide color A inside the selvedge until you use it again.

weaving second color for horizontal stripes

Weaving four rows of each color creates an even stripe.

Weaving three rows of each color looks a little wavy.

And weaving two rows of each color is even wavier.

weaving stripes of different thickness

What happens when you weave one row of each color? You get vertical stripes! 

Click here to go to the next lesson, How to Weave Vertical Stripes on a Frame Loom.

Weaving Pick and Pick on a little loom

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


All of 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

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