How to Thread Your Radial Loom

Art 2 Radial Weaving

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How to Thread Your Radial Loom
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Write your name and class period on the back of your plate. Use one of the templates to mark and cut the notches on your own plate. Be sure to label each notch 1-13 (clockwise).

Write your name and class period on the back of your plate. Use one of the templates to mark and cut the notches on your own plate. Be sure to label each notch 1-13 (clockwise).

2
Cut a piece of yarn a little over 36 inches in length. Tape it to the back of the plate and push it into notch 1.

Cut a piece of yarn a little over 36 inches in length. Tape it to the back of the plate and push it into notch 1.

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3
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 7.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 7.

4
Move the yarn to the left, to notch 8.

Move the yarn to the left, to notch 8.

5
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 2.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 2.

6
Move the yarn to the right, to notch 3.

Move the yarn to the right, to notch 3.

7
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 9.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 9.

8
Move the yarn to the left, to notch 10.

Move the yarn to the left, to notch 10.

9
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 4.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 4.

10
Move the yarn to the right, to notch 5.

Move the yarn to the right, to notch 5.

11
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 11.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 11.

12
Move the yarn over to notch 12.

Move the yarn over to notch 12.

13
Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 6.

Bring the yarn behind the plate and up through notch 6.

14
Now take the yarn across the plate to notch 13.

Now take the yarn across the plate to notch 13.

15
Flip your paper plate loom over. Bring your yarn across the center.

Flip your paper plate loom over. Bring your yarn across the center.

16
Tie a simple knot where all the yarn crosses in the center. Now we can began to weave. These threads form the warp of our radial loom.

Tie a simple knot where all the yarn crosses in the center. Now we can began to weave. These threads form the warp of our radial loom.

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