How to Weave on Cardboard Loom

This is a brief tutorial on how to do a basic tabby and basketweave on a cardboard loom.

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How to Weave on Cardboard Loom
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String warp string through each slit on the loom. Tape the ends to the back of the cardboard.

String warp string through each slit on the loom. Tape the ends to the back of the cardboard.

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Cut a piece of yarn that is about the length of your arm.

Cut a piece of yarn that is about the length of your arm.

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Begin a tabby weave by laying the yarn OVER your first warp string and UNDER your second string. Proceed following the over/ under pattern.

Begin a tabby weave by laying the yarn OVER your first warp string and UNDER your second string. Proceed following the over/ under pattern.

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Pull through leaving an inch of yarn hanging off the edge

Pull through leaving an inch of yarn hanging off the edge

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For the next row, weave the OPPOSITE of what came beforehand. So if you ended OVER, you will begin UNDER on the second row.

For the next row, weave the OPPOSITE of what came beforehand. So if you ended OVER, you will begin UNDER on the second row.

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Don't pull too tight!

Don't pull too tight!

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Keep going! And push the strings as far up toward the top of your loom with each row you weave.

Keep going! And push the strings as far up toward the top of your loom with each row you weave.

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Next, we will try a Basket Weave. You will grab a new piece of string and fold it so you are holding two strings to begin weaving.

Next, we will try a Basket Weave. You will grab a new piece of string and fold it so you are holding two strings to begin weaving.

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You will hold the folded part of the string tightly and begin by weaving OVER TWO warp strings.

You will hold the folded part of the string tightly and begin by weaving OVER TWO warp strings.

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Continue with an OVER TWO/ UNDER TWO pattern. But if you look at my image you will notice I ended going under only one string.

Continue with an OVER TWO/ UNDER TWO pattern. But if you look at my image you will notice I ended going under only one string.

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When I go back with my string that means I have to start going OVER that one string and then proceed to an UNDER TWO/ OVER TWO pattern. Remember: make sure you are weaving OPPOSITE of what came before

When I go back with my string that means I have to start going OVER that one string and then proceed to an UNDER TWO/ OVER TWO pattern. Remember: make sure you are weaving OPPOSITE of what came before

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Continue until you are out of string.

Continue until you are out of string.

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Next, I returned to a simple Tabby Weave. You can now alternate between Tabby and Basket Weaving techniques.

Next, I returned to a simple Tabby Weave. You can now alternate between Tabby and Basket Weaving techniques.

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