Potholder Loom Weaving

If you think that potholder loom weaving is only looper potholders, then you are in for an exciting surprise.

Potholder Loom Weaving takes you into a fun world of weaving. If you enjoy the satisfaction of completing small projects, then this method of weaving is for you. Noreen Crone-Findlay, in her book Potholder Loom Weaving, shows you how to do several types of weaves, including tapestry. There are many projects and ideas in this fun-filled book. All projects have step-by-step photos and detailed instructions.

Potholder Loom Weaving – Book ReviewPotholder Loom Weaving by Noreen Crone-Findlay
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on January 13, 2020
Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, Weaving & Spinning, Needlework, General, Fiber Arts & Textiles
ISBN: 9780811767989
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback
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Potholder looms can make so much more than potholders!
You can weave on these popular looms using the traditional loops or with nearly any yarn to make a variety of patterns, including Plain Weave, Twill, and Checkerboard. You can also weave shapes other than squares, such as rectangles and triangles. This variety of options means you can weave just the modules you need to make projects from wall hangings to place mats, runners, baskets, and more. Noreen teaches and explains each step of the techniques and projects in full detail, with photos, so even if you have never woven before, you'll easily be able to accomplish any project in this book.
Tapestry weaving is also fun on the potholder loom, and Noreen shows you how with detailed instructions for setting up your loom and working tapestry techniques. Start with the Tapestry Sampler and then try your hand at personalized wall dolls, colorful wall hangings, and decorative art pieces. All you need to know for successful weaving on your potholder loom is in this comprehensive book!

30+ projects for wall hangings, place mats, baskets, and more
Weave with yarn or loops
Instructions for the traditional 18 peg loom and also for 9 and 27 peg looms

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I’m Addicted!

Learn to weave with either loopers or yarn. But my preference is YARN. My stash of yarn has never looked more appealing. I never thought of using yarn on a potholder loom until I watched Noreen on YouTube.

Some of the items that I have been weaving are squares in all different sizes and weaving techniques. Here are two of my woven squares. One is plain weave, and the other is a diagonal/bias weave. Diagonal weaving is lighter in weight and results in a larger square with more drape. As you can see in the pictures, they were woven on a plastic 18-peg potholder loom.

I am weaving her Comfort Thumb-Hugging bear. She created this little bear in response to people’s distress. It is an offshoot of her tiny Crochet Bear that was on the front page of Craft Yarn Council of America for more than a year,  This bear, besides being woven, has arms that can encircle one’s thumb or finger and hug back the person who is holding him in their palm. Right now I am just creating the squares. I need black embroidery floss and stuffing.

I urge you to buy the paperback or e-book and watch her YouTube videos. The patterns she shows on YouTube are in her book. So, you do need both.

Don’t forget to check out my page of craft recommendations for potholder looms.

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