on edge, creating a temporary shed. Now weave
with your pattern weft, just in the picked-up warps,
leaving a 2" tail at either edge (Figure Q). Return
the pick-up stick to the back of the loom.
» Repeat this sequence until you’ve woven 12 rows
of pick-up pattern (Figure R).
4c. Weave 2" plain weave.
4d. Weave pick-up for 12 rows (as in Step 4b).
4e. Weave 2" plain weave.
4f. Weave pick-up for 12 rows (as in Step 4b).
4g. End with 2½" plain weave.
After you’ve finished weaving, cut the fabric from
the loom, leaving long enough warp tails to tie in
5. Wash the fabric.
Machine-wash your newly woven fabric in cold
water and detergent, on the gentle cycle. Check the
fabric often to make sure it isn’t felting too much.
Remove it when it measures about 14½" wide,
rinse it in the sink with cool water, and then squeeze
out as much water as possible and lay it flat to dry.
Your fabric will measure about 40"× 14½".
6. Finish and sew the pillow.
6a. Cut the pattern loops and floats (the free ends)
to ¾" length (Figure S).
6b. Cut the pillow front, centering the pattern.
I measured 2¼" from the edge of the pattern on all
4 sides and trimmed the fabric to this size, creating a rectangle approximately 14" wide by 16" long
Your fabric size will vary according to how much
it shrinks during washing.