2c. Begin weaving your pillow. Place the heddle in what you’re doing. Pick up in this way: skip 17
the up shed, insert the shuttle into the shed on one warps, pick up 6, skip 12, pick up 6, skip 12, pick up
side, and take it out on the other. Press the weft into 6, skip 17 (Figure O). Slide the pick-up stick to the
place with the heddle (this is called beating) and back of the loom until you’re ready for it.
then place the heddle in the down shed and pass
the shuttle through the shed to the other side. Beat.
4. Weave the front.
To weave the front, use 2 shuttles, one with the same
2d. You’ll notice that alternate warp threads are dark red-orange weft you used for the back, and a
lifted each time. This forms the most basic of weave second shuttle wound with 4 colors for your pattern:
structures, called plain weave. To prevent your dark green, medium green, light green, and yellow
weaving from drawing in, run the weft yarn through (the pattern weft). You’ll use the pick-up stick to
the shed at a 45° angle before beating (Figure M). create the pattern (Figure P).
Weave so that there are about 8 rows (or picks) of
weft per inch. Weave the back of the pillow for 33" 4a. Weave 2½" in plain weave.
and then begin the front (Figure N).
4b. Weave pick-up for 12 rows in the following
3. Prepare for the pick-up pattern. sequence:
Place the heddle in the down shed. Working behind » Heddle in down shed. Weave with burnt orange.
the heddle and using the pick-up stick, count and » Heddle in up shed. Weave with burnt orange.
pick up only the raised warps. Placing a piece of » Place the heddle in neutral, bring the pick-up stick
paper between the layers makes it easier to see forward to the back of the heddle, and turn the stick