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Weft Interlocking : Weaving Techniques
Posted on: 10 Jun, 2019


Warp and weft interlocking are techniques used for adding blocks of colors and creating seams of color. In these techniques, two weft yarns are woven or join with the warp yarns.

Weaving slits between color blocks is another weaving technique used to add colors side by side. This technique creates clear lines of division between the weft yarn and the warp yarns.

In this tutorial, you will learn the technique of weft interlocking. Weft interlocking joins 2 weft yarns by linking them together in a row. Unlike the warp interlocking technique, the weft yarns never wrap around the warp when they intersect with each other.

To learn more how to use the other weaving techniques, check out these blog posts:

Warp Interlocking: Weaving Techniques

Weaving Slits: Weaving Techniques

Weft Interlocking Tutorial

Step1:Weave two strands of yarn in a row and meet at the same point. There is an opening between the two yarn ends.

weft interlocking weaving techniques

Step 2: Twist the yarns and bring them back to their original sides. 


Step 3: One yarn at a time, weave the yarn into the next row above the first row on each side. 

Step 4: Use a fork or loom comb to beat the yarns into place

weft interlocking weaving techniques

Step 5: Repeat steps 1 to 4.

Continue this pattern until the desired height of the color section.


In this tutorial, you have learned the weft interlocking technique.

There are various techniques to weave color and create compositions, so I encourage you to find the method that works for your weaving the best. This comes with time and practice.

Weft interlocking is secure technique to really join the yarns together. For projects that you want a seamless appearance between the yarns, this is a good method to use. It takes time to get used to how much pressure between the yarns to give, but with practice and time you can do it!

I hope this was helpful for you. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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