Pin looms evoke memories of making pot holders as a kid, but they’re great for doing a lot more than that. Once you know how to weave on a pin loom they’re a fast, pleasant way to make lots of neat squares of flat woven fabric. The combined squares are perfect for making things like large blankets that lay and fold very flat, or for using up odds and ends of yarn since all the squares weave up to the same size.
You can purchase looms like this in a variety of sizes or make your own to suit your project (it’s just nails in a piece or frame of wood.) As long as the loom is square and has the same number of nails on each side you’ll be able to use the same method of weaving. Different yarns and nail spacing will give different effects, and larger looms like this can be woven with wool and felted (as I’m doing) or woven with multiple strands of yarn at once to make denser fabric.
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