|Continous Weaving On a Tri Loom|
Continous Weaving on a Tri Loom can be done with one yarn.
You may also follow the same directions but hold two or more yarns together and treat them as one yarn.
If you use more than one yarn you should try to keep the yarns from twisting together as you weave.
Tie a slip knot in the end of your yarn.
Leave the loose end long enough to tie off
and form part of the fringe.
Put the slip knot over the corner nail
at the top of the loom.
Take the ball end of the yarn across the loom
to the opposite corner nail.
Take the yarn around the outside of the corner nail.
Then over the top of the corner nail.
Then bring it down to the outside of the second side nail.
Next take the yarn between the second and third nails
on the right side of the loom.
Then back across the loom to the left side.
The yarn now goes around the outside of the second nail
on the left side of the loom.
Then up over the top of the second nail
on the hypotenuse.
Using your fingers or a crochet hook
start from the bottom or pointed end of the loom
and go over the first horizontal yarn.
Then under the second yarn.
Grasp or hook the ball end of your yarn
close to the top nail.
Pull a loop of the yarn down through
the two rows of horizontal yarn.
You will now have a yarn weaving loop.
The ball end of your yarn will extend above the weaving.
The weaving loop will extend below the weaving.
Hook the left side of the loop over
the next empty nail on the left side of the loom.
the loop at the top and bottom.
Sliding it through the woven rows
take it to the right side of the loom.
If your yarn is fuzzy it will help
if you first run your hand or crochet hook
between the rows of weaving from side to side
to open up the shed.
Hook the bottom of your weaving loop
over the next empty nail
on the right side of your loom.
You will see that the right side of the loop
has automatically woven a row.
This warp weaving loop is what makes the weaving
fill in from both sides at the same time
Weaving from the bottom up toward the hypotenuse
weave over, under, and over
the three horizontal strands of yarn.
Hook the ball end of your yarn
and pull the weaving loop down
through the horizontal strands.
Hook the right side of your loop
over the next empty side nail.
Pull the left side of the loop
through the woven strands
to the left side of your loom.
Hook it over the next
empty nail on the left side.
weaving first one
side then the other.
Weave up, pull the loop down, hook a side over the next empty nail, and pull the loop to the opposite side.
Hook the loop over the next empty side nail and once again weave, pulling down a weaving loop.
You will reach a point where your fingers or hook
will no longer reach all of the way from the bottom
to the top of your weaving.
You will have to weave a short section at a time.
Insert your hook into the weft strands
at a point where your hook will reach
the top of the weaving.
Start on a row where the previous
row of weaving went over
and start your weaving by going under a row.
Weave to the top of the loom
and pull down a weaving loop.
Pull the loop out enough
so it protrudes from the weaving
down another section
and weave up to the weaving loop.
Make sure you are weaving over and under
all of the correct horizontal strands.
It is easy at this stage to miss a strand
and go over or under two instead of one strand.
Weave as many sections as it takes to finish the row.
Hook your weaving loop over the next side nail
and take the loop to the opposite side of the loom and repeat.
Every few rows check to make sure you have not missed
a nail or possibly put two yarns on the same nail.
If you have made a mistake use your crochet hook
to move the rows up or down on the nails
to correct the mistake.
You can see the warp rows bow inward.
You can use the end of your hook
or a comb to straighten them.
Some prefer to do this as they weave.
Others wait until the weaving is done
and straighten all of the rows at once.
Please do remember this is a hand weaving
and not a machine produced item.
Absolute perfection is not necesary.
When your weaving reaches the middle nail
weave up and pull the weaving loop down
between the last two top nails.
Pull the weaving loop down long enough
that it will be slightly longer
than the fringe you plan to use.
If you are not going to fringe
make sure you have about 4 inches
so you can tie it off and weave it back out of sight.
Cut the ball end of the yarn
and pull it back up out of the weaving.
Leaving the last strand in place.
If your weaving is too tight
to weave the last row with a hook
you can measure your yarn
to reach to the bottom
plus the extra length for fringe or tying.
Cut the yarn and use a tapestry needle
to weave the last row.
The weaving part is now finished
Thread the end of your yarn on a tapestry needle.
Go under the last row on your weaving.
Loop the yarn around your needle and pull the needle through.
Tighten the yarn knot.
Go to the top corner where you started your weaving.
Remove your slip knot from the nail
and pull the slip knot out of the yarn.
Thread the yarn on your tapestry needle
and tie it off the same way you did the bottom yarn.
Your weaving is now done
and will hold its shape when removed from the loom.
You may want to apply fringe or other embellishments
before removing the weaving from the loom.
remove your weaving carefully use your crochet hook to lift each loop
off the nails across the hypotenuse of the loom.
On a small weaving the sides will now easily lift off the nails.
Take care you do not snag the weaving and pull it out of shape.
tension will build along the side as you remove the top loops.
So to keep the tension loose alternate removing a section at a time
from the top and the side.
|When the top
and one side is removed the other side will now easily
lift from the nails.
It is highly recommended that you do a row of single crochet through each loop across the top edge.
This will help reinforce the edge against wear and help prevent pulling the weaving out of shape.
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