How to weave a square on the bias on the potholder loom

For weeks and weeks, I have been meaning to get my video tutorial of how to weave bias squares on the potholder loom posted to YouTube.

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What with one thing and another, I haven’t gotten around to it.

One thing that was odd, was that I simply couldn’t upload videos for awhile. I just gave up on YouTube. Anyone else having trouble with uploads? Weird.

And, since it took me so long to get the video uploaded,

I decided to re-shoot it, using ‘Tarn’, since I am working with Tarn so much, lately.

Fun!

Here’s a link for how to do one kind of join with Tarn:

Tarn Join

I didn’t have a potholder loom when I was a child, so when I was introduced to it when I was a grownup, I didn’t have any preconceived notions about what it could or could not do. So… I have been designing all kinds of magical and wonderful things for it ever since (for decades, in fact- my love for the potholder loom is a long standing one!!!)

You can see some of the things I have designed for it here: Potholder loom.

Over the years, when I was designing for the Potholder loom, I realized that I needed to be able to weave different shapes and in unusual ways with the looms.  So, I have done a lot of experimenting with it.
I have worked out a bunch of ways of weaving triangles on it, and this is how I twigged to how I could weave a square on the bias on the potholder loom….  after all, a square is just 2 triangles that happen to be in love.

The pesky gaps on the potholder loom were a challenge – but I have solved the mystery of how to deal with them!

How? Well..  check out the video!

Here is the YouTube video tutorial on how to weave a square on the bias on the potholder loom : LINK

Happy Weaving!

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9 responses to “How to weave a square on the bias on the potholder loom

  1. Jan

    Noreen, this is brilliant! I am looking forward to cutting some tarn and giving bias potholder loom weaving a try. Thank you for all of these wonderfully instructive videos.

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  2. Aleksa

    Sounds so complicated, and as usual, is so beautifully explained!

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  3. Thanks so much, Jan! You can also weave on the bias with regular yarn, too…. 1 strand if it’s bulky, 2 strands if it’s sport weight, and 3 or more strands for finer weight yarns.

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  4. Thanks so much, Aleksa! It did indeed, take a fair amount of puzzling and thinking and experimenting to get it all to work out, but it was really worth it!

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  5. What a clever way to close the gap! Do you have a video or tutorial on making tarn? What a great use for old tee shirts.

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  7. Hi Eileen
    Thanks so much! I haven’t made a video on how to make Tarn yet, but I think that it might be a good idea to show a few hints and tips on how to make the process go more easily…🙂

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  9. Thomas

    I love all of the concepts for working with Potholder loom and creating yarn using t-shirts. I actually gave my daughter a potholder loom for Christmas (she is 6) and I’ve spent countless hours now learning everything I can do with the loom (I made a lot of potholder as a kid but never really took it to the next level. Anyway, to my question…

    I haven’t found any good videos on how to join together potholder squares. I guess there must be several different ways depending on the look you are going for…I’d like to make a blanket or rug or both eventually, but don’t want to get through making 50 squares and joining them together and then realize that there was a much better way to do it.

    Thanks!

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