You'll love weaving this Traveling Pinwheel Mat in our 3/2 Pearly Perle on your rigid heddle loom.
We provide you with just the right amount of yarn (and then some!) in many color choices, sure to coordinate with your home's decor. Includes white plus one color.
You will need a rigid-heddle loom with a 12" weaving width and a 12-dent rigid heddle, 2 shuttles; 2 pick-up sticks at least 14" long.
You will need to download this Traveling Pinwheel pattern directly from Yarnworker . This is one of many comprehensive rigid heddle Yarnworker patterns; this pinwheel pattern is designed by Jean Ahearn.
Jean (aka Jeen), popularized pinwheels on Ravelry and is a genius with knowing just where to place them. She is beloved by many a rigid-heddle weaver who she has helped out of a jam or inspired with her clever loom skills.
Typically thought of as the domain of bigger, fancier looms, pinwheels are absolutely within reach of the rigid-heddle weaver. With this pattern, a few pick-up sticks, and your rigid-heddle loom, you can learn how to make the perfect pinwheel.
The results are addictive, and you will find yourself using pinwheels over and over again on pillows, placemats, napkins, scarves, and shawls—a cleverly placed pinwheel makes anything you can dream up better.
This pattern will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make a playful runner including tips on how to manage your selvedges and tips on how to watch for—and fix—mistakes. As a bonus, Liz Gipson created a pattern support video on Yarnworker's YouTube Channel.
Read Liz Gipson's BLOG about these fascinating pinwheels and the pioneering woman who made them so easy to weave!