2c. For the warping pattern, you need to go down
and around the bottom of the loom from back to
front, up and over the top on the front side, down
and around the bar on the back side, up and over
the top on the back side to the front, around the
bottom to the back, around the bar, and repeat from
the beginning until you have the right amount of
warps. Just tie off your warp end to the bar. If you’re
a visual learner, this diagram with fancy arrows will
totally help (Figure H). Here is my warping in progress, about 4" into the 16" (Figure I).
so they’re in the proper order. If a warp crosses,
it’s much easier to fix now than later.
3b. Place a 20" dowel rod into the lower pair of
screw hooks and tape it in place. This is your bottom heddle bar. Using your cardboard as a guide,
slip the leftover 16" dowel into one set of alternating
warps. This is your shed or pick-up stick. Scoot it so
it’s directly below the bottom heddle bar.
3c. Tie the end of your yarn to the bottom heddle
bar and start looping the warps to the bar. Bring the
3. Make the heddles. yarn under the warp, over the bar, and back under
3a. First you need to make sure your warps aren’t the bar, through the loop you just created, and
crossed. The best way to do this is to weave one of down to catch the next warp (Figure J). Continue
your cardboard lengths through the warps by pick- until you have picked up all the warps, and tie the
ing up every other warp. Then pick up the remaining end of the yarn to the heddle bar.
warps with the second piece of cardboard.
NOTE: It’s clear when the warps aren't lining up
correctly and you need to re-pick some warps
3d. Repeat Steps 3b and 3c for the second, top
heddle bar and the other set of alternating warps.
Now you’re ready to start weaving (Figure K)!