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When I was first starting out, I found there was a gap between the ‘first project’ and going on to other projects, which all seemed too ‘nice’ for my 2nd warp, and also mostly needed a different size of heddle than what came with my loom. I’ve created this pattern as a simple project for people fairly new to weaving, or people looking for a simple project to warm up after a break. It uses inexpensive yarn and a 7.5 or 8 DPI heddle, which is the size that comes with most rigid heddle looms. You will get practice with color changes and hemstitching. This is a pattern, not a ‘how to weave’ tutorial, but I include some links to other resources for warping and weaving basics, and I try and go into things in more detail than you might see in a magazine pattern.
What you'll need for this project: #
- Rigid Heddle Loom with at least 6” Weaving Width
- 7.5 or 8 DPI Rigid Heddle
- 2 stick shuttles
- Warping Peg and Clamps for direct warping
- Threading hook
- Tapestry needle
- Warp: 12 yards Sugar n’ Cream, Indigo, 48 yards Sugar n’ Cream White
- Weft: 3.5 yards Sugar n’ Cream, Indigo, 25 yards Sugar n’ Cream White
- Total: 15.5 yards Indigo and 73 yards White.
Sugar n’ Cream is a worsted weight, inexpensive, cotton yarn commonly sold at large craft stores and big box retailers in the US and Canada. A regular sized ball of each color will be enough for this project for a total cost of about $6USD. This kind of yarn is sometimes referred to as “dishcloth cotton”. For suggestions on similar alternatives, check out YarnSub.com.
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