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.

Right?

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?

Well, that’s how you make vertical stripes.

I'll be teaching vertical stripes in the next lesson

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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.

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