I tried my hand at weaving on the loom that I bought recently, and made a thing! Admittedly, the color is a bit weird, but it was a deliberate decision on my part since I chose yarns I don’t mind wasting if things didn’t turn out right. But they did turn out right, as it so often happens when you’re uber-prepared for things going wrong. 😉
I found that I love working on the loom, and the project goes fast, really fast. (At least compared to my usual slow pace. I completed this test project a while ago, and this post is delayed since other things ended up occupying my attention and time.) And I love the resulting texture – it looks and feels good even with a plain weave, and I can only imagine the upgrades that adding patterns would bring.
I do need to find a way to have the edges (the long edges in the picture) turn out neater, though – right now, they’re pretty uneven. There’s also the fact that the other edges (the short edges in the project) always end up being fringed. Other than this, I didn’t find too many things to complain about in the finished project.
I think I do have an idea to weave without creating a fringe. But I’m gonna hold off on the experimenting until I get a little better at the weaving part. The half-baked plans that I have for a set of throw pillow covers won’t mind fringes anyway. 😉 While I figure out how to get better edges, any tips that you might want to provide are very welcome too.
I wish getting a loom meant my rate of churning out projects would increase, but I’ll mostly stick to making stuff that will be properly used, so figuring out what to make, and ideating on a design, will probably take up more time than weaving / knitting / crocheting. It’d actually be wonderful to combine these techniques in a project!