Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Tri-Loom Weaving

Ever wondered about weaving on a triangle loom?  Some of us were certainly curious after seeing a demonstration at Fibrations this past summer.   Our Programs Committee were right on this suggestion and invited Darlene Rogers of Still Night Studio to a Guild meeting.

Darlene arrived with a bundle of shawls, equipment and about 30 miniature tri-looms. Darlene outlined the benefits of weaving on a tri-loom or 'the continuous strand method of weaving'.  Here are a few points from her notes:

  • The tri-loom is the only loom that dresses itself; warp and weft are made simultaneously.
  • Minimal equipment is required (no reeds or shuttles); just the loom, yarn and a locker hook and you are ready to weave.
  • No restrictions to the type of yarns you can use and very little wastage.
  • As you weave from the outside to the middle, colour changes are simple and the pattern is automatically symmetrical.
  • The whole project is always in full view; see your fabric evolve as you weave.

After the introduction and a show and tell of some beautiful shawls she has woven on her large tri-loom; we set to work with a hands on demonstration on our miniature 9" looms.

Halloween  Favourites

Beyond Triangles
A beautiful work in progress
Darlene was very patient and generous with her time/knowledge to help us complete tiny 'prayer shawls' on the miniature looms.

If you are interested in learning more about Tri-Loom:  The Continuous Strand Method of Weaving contact Darlene at: