Introduction

Plain weave, also known as tabby weave, creates a checkerboard pattern, which is created by alternating warp threads while adding the weft yarns.

You can learn how to weave other fundamental patterns on this blog post, Loom Weaving Tutorial: 6 Weaving Patterns for Beginners (with picture instructions).

Plain Weave (Tabby Weave) Tutorial 

Step 1.Starting with the first warp yarn, alternate going under and over the yarns. Move the yarn under the first warp yarn, then under the next warp yarn. Continue this pattern to the end of the warp yarns.

Plain weave tabby weave pattern

2.At the end of the warp yarns, reverse the pattern.

Plain weave tabby weave pattern

3. Be sure to pinch the end of the final warp yarn and the weft yarn on the corner. This will prevent the yarns from drawing in too much.

TIP: Always catch the final warp yarn, in order for the pattern and yarns to remain secured.

Plain weave tabby weave pattern

4. Continue this pattern until you have reached the desired length.

Plain weave tabby weave pattern

Tip : Every row secure the yarns with a loom comb.

plain weave tabby weave pattern

TIP: If you have a shed stick, you can use this to open and close the warp shed every other row.

 

Conclusion

Patterns are just one part of weaving a design. You will find that yarn with different textures and plies look different and effect the appearance of a pattern. Weaving opens up a lot of different possibilities for designing fiber art in various ways. In later blog posts, I will be exploring various ways to build images and design on the loom.

You can learn how to weave other fundamental patterns on this blog post, Loom Weaving Tutorial: 6 Weaving Patterns for Beginners (with picture instructions).

Thank you so much for visiting my site. I hope that it has helped answer some of your questions about basic weaving patterns.