The products used in this review were proved by Red Heart and Plaid.
I was recently sent the Plaid Bucilla Loom and RyaTie to try out. I was also sent some Red Heart yarn to use with the looms. I couldn’t wait to get started, I wanted to create something fun and asymmetrical (because we know how much I love asymmetrical things!)
The loom was very easy to put together and warp up. I love how you can change the height of the loom so easily. The directions were clear and easy to follow. I was weaving away in no time.
My first inch or so was easy going! I may have pulled in the sides a bit, but I’m new to this, so I figured it wasn’t the end of the world. It was so cool watching my little patch of weaving grow.
Then I got all sorts of ambitious! The directions tell you how to do a bunch of specialty weaving techniques, and I wanted to try out several of them. I started by making a few half rows of tassels. I actually used the RyaTie tool to make the tassels so they would all be a uniform length. It was really easy to use.
Next I finished up the other half of the rows next to the tassels with some fur yarn. I just wove it in a normal way and let the fur do all the work. Then I made a slope with one color and added braid-look weaving above that. I really enjoyed learning the different techniques, and again, the instructions were clear and easy to follow and had some great images to help!
I finished up my project by evening out the slope on the other side and then weaving straight for a bit. I tied and hid the bottom ends of the warp threads, but I left the long top loops free and found a stick in my back yard to hang it from.
I had a great time making my little piece of weaving. I would highly recommend this product because not only is the loom itself great, but the instruction book has a lot to offer. There are even several projects with instructions in the book so you don’t have to make up your own if you don’t want to.
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