How to Weave on That Darn Machine

Introduction: How to Weave on That Darn Machine

Weaving is really easy and fun to do. That Darn Machine is a darning loom that is used to mend clothes, But because darning is a weaving technique it can easily be done on the machine.

The loom attachment has 10 pegs opposite the 10 pegs on the machine. That creates a loom workspace (4.1in x 4.4in).

The best thing about That Darn Machine is it's portable and simple to use. In this tutorial, we will show you how to weave a tapestry on That Darn Machine.

To learn more about That Darn Machine visit our website https://www.thatdarnmachine.com

Supplies

Step 1: String TDM Loom

First, we string the loom.

  • Tie a knot to the first peg on the bottom left.
  • String thread on to the top left hook
  • loop back down to the next peg.
  • loop up to the next hook.
  • REPEAT. (note: keep a mild tension on warp string)

Step 2: Tie Off Warp Thread

Once you get to the bottom left peg tie a knot to make it stay.

Woot woot! All done threading the Loom.

Step 3: Thread Needle

Step 4: Calibrate

That Darn Machine eliminates the need for a shred stick.

That Darn Machine has hooks that swivel left and right. This creates the up and down switching of the warp thread.

We will start by sliding all the pegs to the left.

With your finger on the right side all the pegs to the left.

This will be the starting position

Note: We weave the weft thread in the direction of the pegs. for example we slide the pegs from Right to Left.

We weave from Right to Left.

Step 5: Setup Done

The machine is threaded.

We have our Machine calibrated to the Left.

Needle threaded.

We have our comb.

Step 6: Weave Left

Now weave the needle through the left side of the machine. between the warp threads.

We weave the weft thread in the direction of the pegs. For example, we slide the pegs from Right to Left.
We weave from Right to Left.

Next, we slide the yarn down to the bottom.

Finally, use comb to make it tidy.

Step 7: Weave Right

Now side the pegs from the left to the right. This will alternate the warp threads traping the weft yarn.

Thread the needle from the left to the right.

Remember slide pegs before weaving.

Note: We weave the weft thread in the direction of the pegs. For example, we slide the pegs from Left to Right.
We weave from Left to Right.

Slide yarn down.

use the comb to keep it tidy.

Step 8: Repeat.

So just keep going.

And now you're done! Enjoy your coaster, placemat, loincloth, pin cushion or other completely awesome thing you've just woven.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments below

Feel free to use interesting weaving techniques I found some here.

And if you don't have a That Darn Machine you can get one at my Etsy store.

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