Satin Weaving with the Martha Stewart Crafts® DIY Weaver(TM)

Satin Weaving with the Martha Stewart Crafts® DIY Weaver(TM)


A great way to some texture to your weaving,
is by trying a different weave structure. Satin creates a more weft based fabric by
a diagonal pattern. To begin satin weaving, I’ve warped my loom
base. With the shuttle, I’m going to skip 4 warp strands, and pick up the next warp
strand, then skip 4 more warp strands, pick up the next warp strand, and continue in this
way across my loom base. Don’t worry if there are unwoven warp strands at the end
of the row, eventually all warp strands will be woven. Pull your weft through, and press down with
the comb. Satin can be woven at a left or a right slant, depending on which warp strand
is woven next. I’m going to do a right slant, so I’m going to pick up the warp strand
that is directly to the right of each previously lifted strand. If you want to check your work,
count 4 warp strands between repeat. When pulling your weft through, be sure not
to pull too tightly along the edges, this will distort your weaving. For the next row, continue back, picking up
the warp strand directly to the right of each previous lifted strand. Check your work as
you move across and you begin to see your pattern emerge. I’m going to continue weaving, always picking
up the strand directly to the right of each previously lifted strand. Remember to go to
lionbrand.com for more DIY Weaver design ideas and how tos.

2 thoughts on “Satin Weaving with the Martha Stewart Crafts® DIY Weaver(TM)

  1. What do you call that board you're using and where could I get one? Seems like you could make multiple looms out of it, depending on how many pins one uses. For that matter, where does one get the pins?

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