Fringy Loom-Woven Pillow
PRACTICE USING A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM
AND WEAVE A COLORFUL CUSHION.
BY JANE PATRICK
For the budding weaver, a rigid heddle loom is
affordable and easy to use. To make this woven
pillow, you’ll use one color of yarn for the threads
on the loom (the warp), and another color to weave
with (the weft).
To accent your pillow you’ll use a bundle of 4
colors and a pick-up stick. If you’ve never woven
before, weave the back of the pillow first. By the
time you finish the back, you’ll be ready to tackle
the front using 2 shuttles and a pick-up stick.
This is a perfect first project. The thick wool yarns
weave up quickly, and the colorful fringe accent
adds a bit of zest and is easy to accomplish.
Jane Patrick is the author of Time to Weave: Simply Elegant
Projects to Make in Almost No Time (Interweave Press), and
the sales and marketing director for Schacht Spindle Co., Inc.
Get Schacht’s weaving patterns at