Introduction

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

Below you can find the entire video tutorial:

 

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

 

Twill Weave Pattern Tutorial

Step 1:  Move the yarn under 1 warp yarn, then over 2 warp yarns.

(Focusing on the middle section of the warp) If you have “extra pattern yarns” use plain weave to join the yarns together.  Comb down the row with a weaving comb or fork.

Row 1

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Here you see the pattern moving to the right. With each row, the “over 1” yarn is shifting to the yarn to the right.

Step 2:  At the end of the warp yarns, reverse the pattern. If your weave ends unfinished, continue with a plain weave.

Row 2

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Step 3: Continue the pattern. Move the yarn under 1 warp yarn, then over 2 warp yarns.

Row 3

twill weave chevron weave pattern

TIP: Always trace back and follow your pattern. For example, if you end the previous row with an under yarn, then the next row will start with an over yarn. The pattern will shift over to the next warp yarn with every new row.

Row 4

twill weave chevron weave pattern

 As you continue, a diagonal pattern will appear.

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Chevron Weave Pattern Tutorial

The chevron weave is a type of twill weave pattern. Chevron weave creates an arrow pattern.

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

Step 1: Weave a few rows of twill weave. A diagonal pattern moving in one direction should appear. Once you have reached the desired height, you will reverse the pattern.

twill weave chevron weave pattern

(Continuing from the previous twill sample.)

Step 2: Continue the twill in the opposite direction. Shift the pattern by moving the yarn under 1 warp yarn and over 2 warp yarns.

Row 1

chevron twill weave pattern

 As you continue to weave, you will see the direction of the diagonal pattern form in the opposite direction.

Here is an insight to the next row. Remember, the pattern will move to the left. Here is how:

chevron twill weave pattern

The previous “under 1” will be covered in the next row.

chevron twill weave pattern

Row 2:

chevron twill weave pattern

Row 3:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Row 4:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Row 5:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Row 6:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Row 7:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Row 8:

twill weave chevron weave pattern

As you continue to build your pattern, diagonal lines will form.

twill weave chevron weave pattern

Weaving twill in two directions will create an arrow form, creating the chevron weave pattern.

twill weave chevron weave pattern

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.