Red, Blue, and Pink Plaid

This is my first attempt at weaving.  My trip to Guatemala inspired me to learn.  This first project was very much an experimental test run in what works, what doesn’t, how a pattern comes together, how the colors combine, what happens if you use different thicknesses of yarn, and how all of this might vary depending on whether the yarn is being used as wrap or weft.  What I was left with was a free flowing plaid, and a better understanding on how to weave colors and create patterns.  I have a long ways to go, but this was an exciting first step.

I built my own loom out of a canvas stretcher frame.  As a beginner I decided not to invest in buying a loom on the off chance that I ended up not liking the craft.  So far it has been working out great, although, on the completion of this project I’m planning on going back and adding notches to my frame – it’s a work in progress.

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Wrap Yarn

  • 12x Dark Red Lace Weight (0) Yarn
  • 16x Red Worsted Medium Weight (4) Yarn
  • 10x Dark Pink Worsted Medium Wight (4) Yarn
  • 5x Dark Red Bulky (5) Yarn
  • 10x Dark Pink Medium
  • 16x Red Medium
  • 10x Dark Pink Medium
  • 5 x Dark Red Bulky
  • 10x Dark Pink Medium
  • 16x Red Medium
  • 12x Dark Red Lace

Weft Yarn

  • 20 Rows of Red Worsted Medium Weight (4) Yarn
  • *3 Rows of Teal Worsted Medium Weight (4) Yarn
  • 7 Rows of Dark Pink Worsted Medium Weight (4) Yarn
  • 3 Rows of Teal Medium Yarn
  • 15 Rows of Red Medium Yarn
  • 2 Rows of Dark Red Bulky Weight (5) Yarn
  • 6 Rows of Red Medium Yarn
  • 2 Rows of Dark Red Bulky Yarn
  • 15 Rows of Red Medium Yarn
  • Return to * and repeat until complete.

I paired this weaving with one of my floral embroidery patterns to create a throw pillow.

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