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Tapestry weaving on small looms is a delight.
I’ve made a small video tutorial to show how to weave tapestries on the hexagon loom.
This piece was woven on the 4 inch hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK, but it can also be woven on 2 inch or 6 inch looms.
Tapestry weaving on hexagon looms will work well for people who make their own hexagon tiles for their games.
This one is part of a larger piece that I will be videoing when it’s done.
Happy weaving! Happy hexagons!
I love weaving tapestries on small looms, and the hexagon loom is no exception.
Because of the nature of the hexagon loom, it’s perfect for weaving in a circle, working round and round.
I’ve been weaving tapestry (the warp strands are all covered, only the weft strands show) on the hexagon loom, in a circle.
I call this, ‘Mandala technique’, as you can weave beautiful mandalas this way.
Mandalas are meant to be meditative, and this technique is very contemplative, as well as being a lot of fun.
I’ve made a video tutorial, showing how to weave the mandala technique.
Gamers who make their own hexagon tiles will be able to use this technique to make one of a kind, absolutely gorgeous tiles for their games.
The hexagon in the video was woven on the 4 inch hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK
Mandala technique works on all sizes of the hexagon looms.
The metallic threads are from Kreinik Threads LINK
I made a video that shows how to weave square, triangle and diagonal motifs on the Thumbelina, Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa looms.
But… it was 2 hours long! Whoa! That’s just too long.
So, I thought: I wonder if I can figure out how to ‘fast forward’ it?
And, I did!
But, I think that I got a little enthusiastic with the fast forward function- LOL!
I turned a 2 hour video into a 2 MINUTE video!
Prepare for take off… buckle your seat belt…. here we go!
Um…. next time, I might not speed things up ~quite~ so much!
The Archie Brennan copper pipe looms are easy-ish to build and wonderful to weave on.
Here’s a link to the instructions that we used to build mine: LINK
It struck me that warping the pipe loom would be so much easier if I could pivot and spin the loom.
I saw a video on Youtube that showed a woman rotating her loom to warp it and that got my gears clicking.
And, so, I designed a set of pivoting clamps for the pipe loom, and now warping the pipe loom is just BLISS!!!!!
Here’s the video tutorial for them in action:
By the way, the finished size of my clamps is:
I am pleased as can be with them!
Note: The clamps can easily be moved on or off looms that are already warped, so switching looms on and off a stand is easy peasy.
To see the stand that we built, please go to