Recently we had the joy of delivering a bookmark weaving workshop. It was terrific to see a group of new weavers learn the skills to create a piece of weaving using a TabbyandTweed bookmark weaving loom kit.
Chatting to the new weavers was informative as they asked questions which has helped us to inform our teaching but also the instructions that we include in our weaving kits. This blog will show how to weave in a second coloured yarn or indeed a new piece of yarn when the original length has run out.
Step 1 - When you are nearing the end of your yarn, weave a few warp threads on the next row and come up in the middle of a thread on the row below. By bringing the thread through the middle of the thread it helps to prevent it from moving later.
Step 2 - Cut the thread close to the weave so that there is no tail. If there is movement of this thread later you can easily trim it again. If you choose to wash your fabric later then further trimming may be needed.
Step 3 - Take you new thread and start to weave. You will notice that at the start you will be weaving with tail end of the last row of thread.
Step 4 - Pull the new thread until the end of the thread aligns with the warp thead on the edge.
Step 5 - Carry on weaving. This is the view from the front of the loom. You should not be able to see the end of either the pink or the blue thread because the ends have been neatly woven in.
Step 6 - If you turn the loom over you can see that the back of the weave is just as neat - there are no loose warp threads visible here either.
You can buy these frame looms in kits with different coloured yarns in our shop - Shop | TabbyandTweed