IT HERE!!! I have been coveting this rigid heddle loom long enough. I purchased mine from Woolery and so far I'm satisifed with my purchase experience.
Now I've NEVER weaved in my whole life. Except maybe made a potholder with one of those small platic squares and nylon rubber band type threads back in grade school. If you haven't already googled it, I HIGHLY recommend watching the Crochet Crowd's Video series of tutorials on weaving. They really dimistified the whole process for me and helped me feel really confident about using my Cricket table loom.
After setting it all up, I did my first scarf. I had my kids each pick a color. The base strings (warp) are actually red, white, and blue. My son then picked this colorful transitional yarn that I ended up using for the weave. As you can see the pattern came out really surprising and you can't even tell that they really don't match. It just looks like a kiddie scarf. lol.
For my next one I made the scarf a bit longer to fit an adult and using the wool coloring it made it ever super softer. I love the boho look it presents. After doing this one, it really got me thinking about using scrap fabric or strips of fabric like use use for rag rugs. This would be a good idea for making placemats.
One thing I found is that even with worst weighted yarn the scarfs come out soft, but I still find myself itching on the wool. I'm currently working on a red, white, and blue placemats for Fourth of July. I'm using all cotton yarn and I'm finding that this is project is coming out to feel more like a towel. (Interesting!)
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