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Hidden Handwoven Treasures: Pin-Loom Projects

As a bonus for All Access subscribers, we’ve pulled two pin-loom projects from back issues of Handwoven and turned them into handy-dandy PDF downloads.

Christina Garton Feb 29, 2024 - 3 min read

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Deb Bagley’s Pin-Striped Pin-Loom Pillow was originally published in the March/April 2018 issue of Handwoven.

I’ve mentioned before that one of the hardest parts of working on Handwoven as a contributing editor is seeing the incredible small-loom projects proposed for that magazine without yelling “DIBS!” Of course, I know that publishing small-loom projects in Handwoven makes sense: Handwoven readers also weave on small looms, and for those who don’t, a beautiful project might make them more interested in starting.

Recently, I had the opportunity to go through the past few years and pick out two projects I thought might interest Little Looms readers to offer as All Access subscriber exclusives! (Not an All Access subscriber? Learn more here.)

I both love and hate this kind of task. I love it because I get to look at all the incredible projects through the years; I hate it because I could pick only two! Eventually I was able to narrow it down to Deb Bagley’s Pin-Striped Pin-Loom Pillow and Margaret Stump’s Deep Stash Bag.

Both of these projects are from long-time Easy Weaving with Little Looms’ contributors, and I love that they both showcase different techniques. Deb’s bag, for example, features pick-up as well as weaving with a second color in a pin-loom square. The result is bright and beautiful, and makes you want to look closer to figure how, exactly, it was woven.

Meg Stump’s Deep Stash Bag was originally published in the January/February 2022 issue of Handwoven. Photo by Matt Graves

Meg Stump’s bag uses two different pin-loom shapes that are joined and then wet-finished and fulled until the fabric becomes thick and sturdy. The bag is easy to weave and construct—and will last you for ages. It’s also absolutely beautiful!

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