I love pin-loom weaving for the same reason I love cooking. You take fairly simple ingredients, in this case little squares of fabric, and combine them to make something wonderful. All it takes is a little know how and from flat squares you suddenly have three-dimensional plushies.
Right now I’m obsessed with Deborah Bagley’s Market Vegetables project from the 2018 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms. Every single vegetable in this basket is made from 4” x 4” pin-loom squares that Deborah stitched together and folded, cinched, or rolled to get just the right shape. Add a little batting to give them that squish factor and you’ve got yourself a cute cornucopia of veggies perfect for a play kitchen or as a “snack” for any stuffed bunnies or rocking horeses that might feel a bit peckish.
Adorable as they are, the vegetables are a surprisingly speedy project. The peas, for example, only require you to weave 2 pin-loom squares. Depending on how fast you weave on a pin loom, this project could take you less than an hour. It is, dare I say, easy peasy. (I’m so sorry.)
Perhaps the coolest thing about weaving these little market vegetables is learning to think differently about these little squares. Once you learn all the clever ways to cinch, fold, and roll the squares to create new shapes, you might find yourself asking “What if?” and then combining these squares in new ways to create your own, uniquely wonderful pin-loom projects.
Featured Image: Simply by strategically rolling, cinching, and folding pin-loom squares you can create a delightful bunch of stuffed vegetables.
Project at a Glance:
Equipment: 4″ x 4″ pin loom; 5″ weaving needle; tapestry needle.
Yarn: Uptown Worsted (Universal Yarn), #320 Eggplant, #312 Race Car Red; #361 Olive; #315 Hunter Green; #347 Orange; #305 Peanut Butter; #336 Coffee.