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This book was written as a direct result of customers for our own Peg Looms asking for guidance on “how to” use the loom and what could they make apart from a scarf.  As a textiles tutor for many years, and basically using a wide range of needlework techniques since I was a little girl, I am fascinated by making “structures” so think the Peg Loom is a brilliant piece of kit! At this time, the only guidance was in leaflet form, or some on-line information, but no real book that covered all the basic principles. So the book Peg Loom Weaving: All you need to know to get Started was written and published by me as Pen Coed Textiles –our craft business making peg looms and other equipment.

So what is a peg loom?

The standard peg loom consists of a base with a row of holes to fit the chosen size of pegs (you can get a variety of sizes). Each peg has a hole in it for you to thread the warp or “down thread” and these hang loose in front from the pegs. You then weave backwards and forwards (like basket weaving really) along the rows of pegs before pulling the warp threads through just enough to leave the pegs empty for the next few rows of weaving.

The peg loom is ideally suited to any age group, and we have run workshops with primary school children, creative arts and textiles students up to degree level, and in nursing homes or with special needs groups.

Children are fascinated by the range of patterns they can create by a simple process – a repeated weaving motion backwards and forwards across the pegs. It encourages them to use both hands equally as they weave in both directions. Whether used by children or older people with restricted movement in their hands and lower arm, as long as you can grasp the yarn in one hand, you can use a peg loom (even if someone else helps to thread the pegs). It therefore presents a creative alternative for those who now have restricted mobility due to age, illness or stroke.

“This is a fantastic way to use up and recycle old fabrics and clothing, as well as combining the wide array of gorgeous yarns and fibres now available. It is very environmentally friendly, requiring no additional sources of power other than your “elbow”. As you can see, I am totally committed to the process and principle of peg loom weaving, and I am sure you will be too once you get started.”

In this first book, we are covering the basic principles of peg loom weaving with a range of different projects that will hopefully inspire your own variations. It is not a “cookery book” approach with recipes that state exact measurements. The whole point about peg loom weaving is that you decide on your own design and use whatever materials you have to hand or choose to buy.

The Projects included give you general directions for creating a similar piece and are intended to inspire you with ideas. There are some with suggestions for the number of pegs to use, but it is intended that the illustrations will give you ideas about what you can actually use the woven pieces for. 

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About Dr Jacqueline Jeynes B.Ed(Hons), BA(Hons) Creative Arts, MBA, PhD

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