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« on: January 08, 2012 05:26:45 PM »

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I have never woven anything before, but my daddy made me a peg loom for Christmas after seeing one at a car-boot sale and deciding I might like one. (my daddy is super awesome, no?)
I'm happily trundling along with my first piece, a simple woollen rug, which I am enjoying and am quite pleased with the results.
But I was wondering if there is... well... more I can do with it.
Can I add texture with different 'stitches' (like knit and purl in knitting creates different textures)? - aside form the obvious method of using different fibres that is. 
Can I add colour/pattern, other than horizontal stripes, to create more complex images/pattern?
Is it possible to carry sections in and out of the work, similar to cabling in knitting?
Is it possible to create shapes by adding or dropping pegs?
Obviously I can us whatever fabric I make to sew-up, or dye, or embroider onto, etc, but i was wondering if there are weaving techniques I can use to embellish my work.
I've tried goggle, and searching here on crafter of course, but all the peg loom stuff is the same basic technique. Are there other types of weaving with transferable techniques, maybe?
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I am a complete noob to weaving so i have no idea!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012 09:01:33 PM »

I say, why not?

Can I see a picture of your peg loom so I can understand what you are working with?

Have a good day!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012 10:50:47 AM »

It's like this:


except much much longer - about 3 foot long. You can work on either the thin pegs, or on the fat ones, depending on the desired affect.

I think I've worked out how to increase and decrease width as I go - so I can do circles (well, circle-ish) or triangles and the like now... but I can;t see any way of doing anything else. All tips or ideas very gratefully received!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012 11:18:46 AM »

What the heck is that? COOL! I can't figure out how it works but I want to try it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012 11:42:24 AM »

the basic weave is REALLY simple... here's a video tutorial:
http://youtu.be/eAC1wX7-9gM
And you should be able to make a loom easy enough, My dad used scrap wood for ours, it just took a couple of hours.

In the picture in my previous post, you see mine has two rows of pegs - one fat dowel with big spaces, one thin dowel with little spaces. so before you start weaving, you choose with kind to work on, and put the others all to aside. then you just do as in the video.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012 09:43:02 PM »

Okay, so you said cables, which makes me think of braids.

So why not make individual elements on the loom.

The minimum weaving is a two stick wide band. So try playing with three separate bands.

Weave three two stick bands (A, B, C) alongside each other until you have enough length to braid them.

After braiding you can weave all across ABC to make it one woven band.

Then weave separates again.

Check out Maple Corners blog for her peg loom creations
http://maplecorners.blogspot.com/search?q=%22peg+loom%22

She shows a capelet that is made by pulling some of warps tighter to make a semi-circle instead of a rectangle.

Which makes me think that a hat brim is possible with such a technique.

I'll give this more thought.

Have a good day!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012 05:14:17 PM »

Oh, I like the braiding idea... and the blog is awesome, some brilliant ideas there too. thankyou!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012 12:15:23 PM »

Thank you so much - I have been looking up peg looms all day since seeing your question. This is something I can do!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012 11:41:09 AM »

Good luck COL, I hope you have fun, They are ridiculously easy to use!
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