Pin Loom weaving is one of the easiest and least expensive weaving craft. A wonderful stash buster, you can turn all that yarn into fabulous bags, pocketbooks, 3D sculpture (see the adorable farm animal projects in the PIN LOOM WEAVING book) and even clothing. Also great for children, keep them busy for hours on end with making their own wall hangings, toys, and gifts for their friends and family!
A WEAVER'S GUIDE TO SWATCHING: Liz Gipson, 49 pages, full color, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2", spiral bound. This is the go-to book for weaving on those adorable Purl & Loop looms. Swatching makes it easy to try out your ideas risk-free and unleash your creativity in new and wonderful ways. A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching will help you tap into your inner designer and make you a better, smarter, and more joyful weaver. If you are unsure what yarn to use or how your colors will work, this method will help you gain confidence. This book outlines the purpose of making a swatch and how to create tiny weavings on a frame loom, specifically a Swatch Maker Loom, which comes in the setts weavers use. The information applies to any frame loom, or you can use the same method to make small weavings on the loom you already use, to test your ideas before you warp up a large project. In this guide you will find:
Step-by-step instructions on how to set up and weave a swatch on a frame loom
Tips, techniques, and tools that help you get faster results
Complete finishing information
A method for creative decision making
Tips for designing your own projects
Ideas for organizing and using your swatches
A pattern for cute color wheel cupcake pincushions
PIN LOOM WEAVING: Tiny palm-sized pin looms are making a comeback. Here is the perfect book to get started with this intriguing weaving technique. As portable as knitting--drop a tiny loom in your bag or keep one in your car• Tips and techniques for blankets, bags, and 3-D creations• Includes directions on how to build your own pin loom. 40 different projects you can create from these squares and rectangles. It only requires 7 1/2 yds of yarn to complete a square (think stash buster)...So gather up your yarn stash and get to it. They are small enough to carry with you. But remember...it is addicting. Soft Cover 128 pages. 2This link will take you to the author's blog where she describes her book better and shows the tons of adorable projects she patterns there:
ALL SIZE & SHAPE PIN LOOMS are listed here:
Once you have mastered the technique, you can venture into your own project and pattern inventions. You can always have that one of a kind, hand made gift to wow your friends and family!