2. Begin to warp.
2a. Tape the end of the starting yarn to the board
as shown in Figure D, and thread it past the first
nail. Wind the yarn to the corresponding nail on
the other side, from right to left. Take the yarn
back to the starting side and wrap the next nail
from right to left. Continue. Push the yarn down
against the board as you go, maintaining light,
2b. If you want stripes, add a new yarn by taping
it to the board. (The previous yarn can be carried on
the outside of the nails until it’s used again.) When
you’re finished with a yarn color, cut and tape it to
the board. Continue until all the nails are used up
3. Make a shuttle.
We used 1 shuttle for the main color and 1 shuttle
for the plaid colors. We found that shorter shuttles
worked best because of the relatively small amount
If you don’t have access to pre-made shuttles,
you can easily make one. Use a box cutter or X-Acto
knife and cut a cheap wooden ruler to the desired
length. If weaving with only 1 color, make your
shuttle 1" wider than the warp width. Carve out a
notch at each end, and use sandpaper to smooth
out rough edges (Figure F).
4a. Wind your shuttle using a figure- 8 pattern on
both sides of the shuttle, as shown in Figure G.
4b. Tighten the warp tension using a binder or
other found objects (Figures H and I). The amount
of tension needed will change as the project pro-gresses — when the warp is too tight, change to
a shorter tensioning object.
4c. Insert a paint stirrer (your shed stick) by going
under alternate threads (Figure J). For example,