November 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

“Pin Loom Weaving: discovering one of the most popular unknown weaving techniques ever” with Margaret Stump


This is an introductory presentation covering the background of pin loom weaving, an introduction to the pin loom weaving process, a demonstration of weaving a two inch pin loom square as well as lots of examples of what you can make using a pin loom. She will use screen share to give the best views of various pin loom projects. She enjoys talking about all aspects of pin loom weaving and is interested in hearing from the audience and answering questions. She is looking forward to a lively discussion that focuses on the audience's weaving interests.

Margaret Stump has been a pin loom weaver ever since her mother brought home a four inch pin loom and a two inch pin loom when she was 10 years old, which was a long time ago. Despite explorations of rigid heddle and larger looms, she found herself drawn back to weaving in this tiny, portable format. Over the years, Margaret has woven a number of blankets and hangings that she is very proud of as well as too many scarves, boxes, pouches, soft sculptures and bags to count.

After years of creating projects for pin looms, she was invited to write a book on the subject, Pin Loom Weaving; 40 Projects for Tiny Hand Looms. That was followed by two more books, Pin Loom Weaving To Go; 30 Projects for Portable Weaving, and Adorable Beasts; 30 Pin Loom Woven Animals & 4 Playscapes. At this time Margaret most enjoys sharing her knowledge about this portable form of weaving with others, introducing the idea that weavers, like knitters and spinners, can sit in a circle and create. She also shares lots of pin loom techniques and projects at her website.


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