Blue Butterfly Originals "Skipper" Pin Looms
Steel pin and native hardwood hand looms. Hand-crafted in Indiana
by Alan Hokenson of Blue Butterfly Originals.
What makes these looms so unique is the special method with which you can warp them. The majority of the yarn is laid out on the loom in three "warp" steps. Then it is all tied together with one "weaving" step.
As you can watch in the videos below, the special pin groupings help you to memorize the four-step warp-and-weave method. Using this method, a 4 inch square can be made in 4 minutes!
The Blue Butterfly Originals Pin Looms have been updated from the vintage versions with increased pin spacing, which makes it possible to weave with a wider range of yarn sizes. Blue Butterfly Originals also makes the pin looms in several sizes beyond the traditional 4" x 4" square!
The woven squares and rectangles are building blocks that can be combined into a variety of patterns for a variety of projects: afghans, pillows, scarves, and table-runners, to name a few.
Yarns of various fiber content can be used to weave the squares. However, using wool yarn allows fiber artists to combine two interests in the world of wool: weaving and felting. Woven squares can be hand or machine fulled (felted), even further expanding the creative possibilities!
Hat and scarf woven on Grab n' Go Pin Loom, finished with fulling (felting).
~ walnut looms available by special order ~
PIN LOOM WEAVING:
40 Projects for Tiny Hand Looms, Margaret Stump.
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