Weaving on a pin loom: weaving with finer yarns

Hi! In this video I will show you how you
can make a very fine weaving structure on this weaving device. I usually use this for fat yarns, so you have very thick weaves, but you can also use finer yarns to make structures like this and that is
what I will show you in this video. Hi! When I did my instruction video on how to do the weaving on this weaving loom I used this yarn, and it was way too thin as you can see, because this was the result, but okay, it was for demonstration purposes, and now I will show you how it looks when you work with the same yarn, but when you double it up. And there are two ways to do that. Of course you can just take two threads at a time, and work through it, just like you used a fat yarn. So this is how it looks, and I showed this to my daughter, and she said: ‘Oh mom, I really like the effect of these double strands here’. And I was looking at it and I thought: ‘Well, she is really right’. I didn’t intend it to do, and you can also see I have some twists here, because it was not my intention to do that, but she pointed that out to me,
and I was like: ‘Yes, she’s right’, it really looks nice, it really has a nice effect, so please hold that in the back of your head, because it just looks nice. But in this video I will show you
how to do this. It’s a much thinner weave structure,
it takes a lot more time to do this, but it has a totally different effect and I will show you now how to do that and in the end of the video I will also show you how to do the finishing on the edges. Okay, I will show you how to do the knotting, eh, the weaving, I just did some things on knotting video’s, so… You make a slip knot and you attach it to the corner nail and then you start weaving like you usually do, and you do a couple of rows, and I will do till I’ve reached 5 nails. I will pull it close, because working for a video… I’m not working in my normal position,
so… Okay, I will continue and as you know, I like to turn it when I’ve done my first couple of rows, because I like to work on this side. So, I have done one, two, and I will continue till I have done five. I will take some yarn of my ball, so… this is number 3, pull my yarn over to this side, so always go under the first, the third, the fifth, and continue till you go under the last one and I’ve now done one, two, three, four, and I will do one more, and that has a particular reason, that I will tell you. So, the last one for now. So, again, you can also use a long tunesion needle, so you can start right from this side, and pull it through in one time, and now I will show you the trick how to make a fine weave. First of all, I neglect the corner nails. As you can see here, you have now one, two, three, four, five nails that have a single thread around it, and what you’re going to do, you skip the corner nail, and then you will move over this loop to the loop here, so it now has two loops around it. This one, this came free, so you move this one over to this nail. This one, you pull it over and put on this one, so this has now two loops too, and this one goes to the next free nail. You do that on all sides. So, again, skip the corner nail,
take this one, move it over to the first, this one goes to the nail that came free, this one, you move that over, so now this has two threads around it, and this one goes on the next free nail. And now you do that also on the other side. So, skip the corner nail, take the third nail and put it around the second one, you take this one and put it around the nail that came free, take the next one, put it around it, so now
they both have two threads around it, and take this one and put it around this one, and now on the last side, repeat that again, skip the corner nail,
put the second around the first, move it over, and move it over. So, when you’ve done this, you always have to make this more neat, so, usually I take a needle, and then pull it and make it nice straight
lines. Of course, at this moment, it’s only a little bit that you have to do, but do that every time that you ‘ve done the skipping over, and now you just continue like you normally did for a couple of rows and I always like to end with a nail that only has one thread around it. So, now I’m going to make two more rounds and do it again, and this is the reason why I want to end up with a single thread around a nail, because now you can more easily see which thread you have to go under, because if you have two threads around the last nail when skipping over, that’s a bit cumbersome, but now you can easily see where to start. Of course the threads are now closer to each other, so you have to pay attention to the
weaving structure where to go over and where to go under, but with this yarn it’s quite easy to see, so now I have two nails with just one thread around it, and then one more time. By the way, if you do color changes, you can just work like you normally do, and, suppose you would have liked to change here, just do that, and then…. you know, it doesn’t matter, you can just work like you work with one color. So… Did I make a mistake here? I guess I made a mistake here. Okay, under this one, under this one, under this one, you really have to look closely when these threads are close to each other, so, like this, and now you, again, have an odd number
of nails that have only one thread around it, and so you can do the same trick again. So, move this one over, to this nail, move this one over to that nail, on the other side, move this one over to this one, and then at that corner, move this one to this, so now we have three nails with a double thread around it, and on the last side, so you see now, again, you end up with one single thread around that nail. So, again, tighten up your weave structure, because especially when you get to the middle, that’s really important. So. One thing I wanted to tell you, I’ve done this also with some yarn, and it was so hard to see if there was only one or two threads around a nail, so, what you can do then, is take a pencil, and mark where you did two. It’s wood, so you can remove it afterwards, but it really was so difficult to see, and I
was like: ‘oh!’ So, just do that, you can put a piece of paper on it and write on it, and glue it down, but please do yourself a favor and do that so you don’t get lost where you doubled it up and where you didn’t do that. Ehm, I told you about the color changes, that you can just do the color changes like I showed you before in another video. Ehm, I will show you how to do the crochet border with this, because now you have two threads around each nail, so you have to do that a little bit different. Well, not that much different, but I will show you.

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