Introduction

The soumak weave pattern creates a bubbled or chunky affect on the weaving. When two rows of soumak weave are woven it creates a braid-like look.

 

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

Soumak Weaving Pattern Tutorial

Before starting, weave a few rows or plain weave to create a base for the pattern.

Step 1. Moving to the right of the first warp yarn, wrap the weft yarn behind it and pull it through.

Note: Here I am wrapping two warp yarns because the weft yarn that I am using is thick. You can wrap your yarn around one warp strand if your yarn is thinner or if the distance between your yarns is wider than 0.25 inches.

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

 

soumak weaving pattern

 

soumak weaving pattern

(Let the yarn tail hang out while you weave. You can tuck it behind the warp when you are finished.)

 Continue this pattern to the end of the warp.

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

Step 2: Continue this pattern until the desired length. Wrap the final warp yarn twice.

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

Step 3: . Pattern direction change: Moving to the left of the next warp yarn, wrap the weft yarn behind it and pull it through.

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

soumak weaving pattern

Step 4. Once you have reached the desired length, wrap the final warp yarn twice and continue the pattern to the right. 

Continue the pattern by repeating steps 1 to 3.

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.