Pin-Striped Pin-Loom Pillow

If you think pin looms are just for plain weave, think again. Deborah Bagley found booklets from the mid-1900s that feature pin loom weaving patterns that are anything but plain. She based her Pin-Striped Pin-Loom Pillow on float patterns she found that add texture, and then she added colors to enhance that texture. —Susan

woven pillow

Structure: Plain weave with weft floats.

Equipment: 4″ x 4″ pin loom; 5″ weaving needle; tapestry needle.

Yarns: 220 Superwash (100% wool; 220 yd/3.5 oz, 1,000 yd/lb; Cascade Yarns).

Other Supplies: Pillow stuffing.

Width and length (measured under tension on the loom): 4″ x 4″ each square.

Finished size after washing and sewing: 10½” x 13½”.

DEBORAH BAGLEY, of Yarnovations, enjoys how yarn crafts such as weaving and crocheting can stimulate creativity and be relaxing at the same time.

Featured Image: Deborah Bagley joins cloth from a little loom to create a pillow with a big personality with her pin-loom woven pillow.

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