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.
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.
Weave four rows of color A.
Begin color B on the opposite side.
On the return be sure to loop around the color A yarn. This will hide color A inside the selvedge until you use it again.
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.
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.
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
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Getting Started Weaving
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June 16, 2020
Since you’ll have so many loose ends, maybe you could hand-sew the edges of the weaving and trim the loose ends to look like fringe going up the sides.
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Okay so I have a question which may sound silly, but when weaving with the 2 different color yarns, for example in the horizontal lines, you said to make the 2nd yarn wrap around the first at the selvage to hide that 1st yarn until u needed it again..I didnt know you could pick up the 2nd yarn again and just continue..I’ve been cutting mine and starting whole new ones..prob why I have so many yarns to tuck in once I’m finished with my weaving. Lol..
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