Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Pin Weaving/Needle Weaving
So I turned to pin weaving. I have Handwoven Magazine (Mar/April 1994) that has an article by Nancy Sutton on weaving a patch with a needle on a loom made from pins and cardboard. I was out of cardboard, but happened to have a piece of foam, so I am learning to "needle weave", although I call it pin weaving.
One of the most interesting things I am learning is that I am not (yet?) a tapestry weaver. The loom was a breeze to create! I made a graph paper cartoon, added the pins, and some warp thread, and was ready to weave. I started weaving. And I wove. And wove. And wove. The photo above took me the better part of a morning. Argh!
From the standpoint of getting the flags I need, without a lot of loom waste and without having to either re-thread or rewarp the loom, this is working. And I think they will look nice in the finished project. It's just that they aren't done yet. And I'm not very patient today!