Get Started Weaving with Little Looms

We’ve talked about weaving a bit on the Berroco blog—it’s a great way to take a break from knitting and crocheting while still being able to play with yarn! Woven fabrics can be used in a variety of projects, and weaving patterns yield endless inspiration. But if you’re just thinking about dipping your toes in the weaving waters, we have a great opportunity for you to win an Intro to Weaving kit.

Small looms, such as the pin loom or rigid heddle looms, are the perfect introduction to weaving. They’re typically low-cost and  there’s a lot of pattern support and inspiration available for them. One such source is Interweave’s special weaving issue, Easy Weaving with Little Looms. Both this year’s edition and last year’s offer tips and tricks to get you started weaving with small looms, along with patterns for weaving projects to make with those small looms. One such project is Angela Tong’s Pin-Loom Clutch, worked on a Schacht Zoom Loom with two colors of Berroco Cotolana™.

We’ll have a blog post from Angela later this week, providing more information about her cute little clutch purse.

The Schacht Zoom Loom is a great way to learn the ins and outs (pun somewhat intended) about weaving. This pin loom is a complete package—you get the loom in a convenient carrying case, the weaving needle, and even a little bit of yarn to get you started before moving on to bigger and better projects, like those you would find in Easy Weaving with Little Looms.

Thanks to our friends at Schacht and Interweave, we’re giving a way a weaving starter kit! One winner will receive a print copy of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, a Schact Zoom Loom package, enough Berroco Cotolana to make the Pin-Loom Clutch (you choose the colors), all in a Berroco project bag! Want to win? It’s easy! Giveaway is now closed. 


• Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, May 5 and notified via email

1,030 Comments

    1. I have been wanting to try weaving in a “little” way. So many beautiful colors to from…maybe Beech & Madder.

    2. I would use willow and mapple. My mom had one of the original models and I have asked her what she did with it and her response is how do i know that was 50 years ago. Happy to see others partaking in the fun.

    3. I would use Beech and Witch Hazel to match the dress I will be wearing at a forthcoming wedding!

    4. I really like the colors: Sumac and Sycamore. I remember my Great Grandmother having a mini loom. I’m not sure she ever made anything with it but I really wish now I could go back and find it.

    5. I’d go with Madder and Maple. I have a floor loom that I have never set-up or learned to use. I would love to get my feet wet with a portable loom.

    6. Time to get back to weaving, perhaps. I would choose willow and cypress for an interesting color combination.

    7. I would use Balsam and Willow, and I know its a third but a little shot of Cypress here and there for a boost.

    8. Silver or white with black would be my choice, so I could use it with many outfits.

    9. Such lovely muted colors. I would use Hawthorne and Madder, but I had a hard time deciding.

    10. what a FUN package of goodies to win for someone!!!
      I would use Willow & Balsam!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11. I would like to make one in Willow and Sumac. These colors are sophisticated, yet fun together!

    12. I would use Birch and Sycamore. I think that would be a nice neutral but interesting mix. Thanks.

    13. What an amazing giveaway.
      I would LOVE to have my very first Berocco yarn.

      I love the colorway Sumac and balsam.
      All the other colors are so beautiful too.
      And a Zoom Loom looks so much fun.
      Thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway.

  1. Would love to win the loom. It would be a great new learning tool for the summer after knitting all winter. My colors would be Beech and White Pine. Thank you for t his opportunity.

  2. I would love to use beech and cypress to try a new little loom craft!!! A nice break when my hands may hurt from knitting too much!

  3. For a start, I’d go with Madder and Maple. I have been wanting to try weaving for some time now– thank you for the great recommendations for the initiate….

  4. I’d love to make the little clutch in sycamore and sumac. A fun splash of reddish pink goes with just about anything!!!

  5. I like Madder and Willow for the contrast. My teenage niece would have fun making projects with this loom.

  6. Hawthorne and Balsam, which remind me of the colors of Scottish thistles. (Maybe a single strand of Maple worked in here and there, for a tiny random element.)

    I am not the least bit Scottish myself, but they have a wonderful weaving tradition to celebrate, and music that makes a lively companion for any fiberwork.

  7. I would love beech & maple although there’s so many lovely colours to match or contrast, it was a difficult choice. I haven’t done any weaving since my school days so this would be a great opportunity to give it another go.

    1. Hi Julie! You’re one of our prize winners—hope you love getting back into the weaving groove! Please check your email.

  8. The Mapke and Birch are fabulous! I love the idea of working with the little loom–ideas are blooming.

  9. I’m not normally one for subtle colors, but I think Sycamore and Willow would be so elegant together. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    1. would love the colors maple and birch. have always had an interest to learn weaving.

  10. Willow and White pine would make a lovely combination and it would be great to win these. Thanks for the chance

  11. Beach and Balsam! Hard decision, all the colors are beautiful. This reminds me of all the pot holders I used to make as a child. Love the idea of the purse.

  12. What a great idea – I know I would enjoy this. Probably the Sumac and Maple, but I’d have to think on that some more. How do you choose – they’re all beautiful!

  13. I love the names of these colors as well as their soft tones! I think Sumac and Balsam would be lovely together.

  14. I would love to win this loom. The colors i would choose would be balsam and white palm. Thanks so much

  15. I would like to try a combo of Madder and Sumac or White Pine and Cypress. All the colors are beautiful so hard to choose!

  16. I’d use Beech and Witch Hazel–goes with all my outfits! I still have two small vintage Weave-It looms my grandmother used to weave afghans for all her grandchildren, and of course, the afghan she made for me in shades of red and pink. She also cross-stitched designs on some of the squares.

  17. Balsam and Sycamore would be my color choices, although any of the colors would be delightful. Such beautiful neutrals!

  18. Willow and witch hazel should provide a nice contrast AND I love blue. But why limit this to only two colors? Adding a little green, maybe for connecting the squares, feels right.

  19. I have been wanting to try this for some time. I would love to make this clutch in Cypress and Sumac. It would be a wonderful pop of color for the gray days in the Pacific Northwest.

  20. Definitely Cypress (3524) and Sumac (3560). I would love to have the opportunity to use these colors to make the Pin-Loom Clutch!

  21. Sumac and maple would be the colours I would use. Might be easier to see what I’m doing with the contrasting colours.

  22. I love the idea of weaving again. I haven’done it in years. I would use cypress and elm to make the clutch. It sounds like fun.

  23. Weaving is fascinating to me, and now that’s its “little”…its even more interesting!
    Purple is pretty.

  24. I would use Willow and Sycamore so I wouldn’t have to change bags to match my outfits. TIME IS SCARCE! I’m old! More time for the great grands!

  25. I would choose Elm and Sycamore for my first project. After that I would use up my left over yarn. What a fun way to clean house!

  26. I would like the interesting two tone of Maple (3510) & Cypress (3524)
    Thank you for the opportunity

  27. I would use Sycamore and Willow for a classic look and because all of my dress shoes are black! What fun! I have not used a loom since I made my last potholder.

  28. I would thoroughly enjoy winning and experimenting with this loom alongside my daughter. She has turned up her nose and knitting and crochet and this might be the way to get her intrigued by fiber art. I would start with beech 3544 and elm 3532 to create some woven magic.

  29. Oh my, so many choices of delightful color matches. I’m kinda torn between cypress and maple or madder and hawthorn. I guess I’ll just have to buy some additional yarn just to be able to enjoy the colors.

  30. I would birch and elm. All the colors are so lovely and soft. I really want to learn to weave. I have so many little balls if yarn. It wild lulls be great to use them for something. Thanks!

  31. I would weave something in Elm and Balsam. I’ve had a Weave-It loom for over 50 years and every so often I get it out and make something.

  32. This would be a new craft for me! I love making prayer cloths and I’m thinking these little squares would be perfect for this…along with the clutch, too! I love shades of purples and oranges! Thank you!

  33. Ooohh! I would love elm and Hawthorne! The colors match dishes I’ve had since I was 16 and that’s over 40 years ago! Oh my! I would love to take up weaving!

  34. I’ve been wanting to try the weaving experience and this hits that urge. I probably would like willow and birch.

  35. White pin and willow because nothing in this world is black and white. Always shades of gray thrown in to balance things out.

  36. My practical side would use Elm and Sycamore, but my more colorful side would use Sumac and Hawthorne.

  37. I would like to try beach and witch hazel. It would be fun to try out a new project like this!

  38. What a wonderful way to use up yarn left over from projects! Or new ones would be nice, too. I would choose beech and white pine.

  39. Nice giveaway offer! I’d use white pine and hawthorne….maybe. Love that you mentioned we could change our mind if we win, so many choices!

  40. Never used a loom before, but it looks interesting. I would go with Willow and Maple. This would be a fun, different project.

  41. I always wanted to try weaving, but the large looms are intimidating. This is a great introduction. Although I am partial to greens, Birch and Maple look like a terrific combination for a project.

  42. I love Elm (3532) & Willow (3570). Just getting ready to retire and this would make a wonderful project.

  43. Would love to win this and dip my toes into this weaving pool! Would use willow and sycamore with a dash of sumac for a purse. A hard choice, all the colors are lovely!!

  44. I wold totally use Cypress and Sumac. Love the pinks and oranges together! I am excited to try a little loom now. 🙂

  45. I would use willow and beech. I would also like to make a sock yarn blanket with all the leftovers I have.

  46. I would love to weave in madder and Hawthorne colors. I love your yarn and patterns. Thanks so much for the give away.

  47. I would love to use Willow and Cyprus for my colors. This would be a great addition to my Triangle Loom my husband made for me. I love weaving on the loom but this would be more convenient. Love it.

  48. I would love to weave something in black and white. Reminds me of when I was a child and made pot holders.

  49. I love that you named the colors after trees! Balsam and Birch would be my choice for a woven project.

  50. Beech and sycamore would be my choice for this great clutch. I have been thinking for awhile about learning to loom but have hesitated because of the investment in equipment. Would love to win this kit. Sure to get me started on a new adventure!!

  51. Wow! What a new idea for me as a long time knitter to try weaving without the large investment of bigger looms. I love this! As for colors, I would choose sumac and beech. Thanks for a great new idea!

  52. Beech and Hawthorne. I’ve been wanting to try weaving … would love to try on a little loom.

  53. White birch & willow. I’ve been wanting one of these looms for a while. Looks like a good way to use thrums.

  54. Wow!! What a great giveaway!!! I’ve always wanted to learn to weave!!! And so many pretty colors of yarn!! I absolutely love the colors Maple and Balsam!! Thank you for the opportunity to win and good luck to everyone!!!

  55. Wow! Would love to try this. I would be wild and combine cypress and sumac to match the latest colour of my hair 🙂 I actually think it might be a pretty combination and outside my comfort level which tends towards browns and greens. Thanks for the great contest. Fingers and needles crossed!

  56. Sycamore and Beech would be my colors. I have never used a loom, but I do save my “bits of color” and always wonder what I could do with them. Thank you for a chance to find out.

  57. I love the sample colors together. Would love to learn how to weave! Thank you for the opportunity.

  58. I love the little loom and have wanted one for some time. Elm and White Pine would be the colours I choose, thank you!

  59. Madder is my favorite color, but I’d put it with either Elm or Birch. Sumac seems a little too much for my taste. I’d love to share the pin loom with my daughters, too.

    1. Hi Maria! You’re one of our winners of the prize package—please check your email!

  60. I think id go for Sumac and Hawthorne – but what a tough decision! Beech and Witch Hazel would be pretty too.

  61. Beech and Elet would be fun. One good thing about small weaving you can take it on the airplane any where in the world.

  62. I’d use Beech (my favorite tree) and Willow (my favorite dog) :-).

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. I remember the square loom from when I was a child. I believe I made a blanket for my doll carriage. It would be fun to revisit that experience with my granddaughter. My color choice is white pine and beech. Thank you.

  64. What a generous gift to receive! I would be happy with shades of pink and purple,
    However, whatever you are gifting would be quite wonderful🌺 Thank-you for showing us this loom.

  65. Brings back memories, still have the little square loom my grandmother gave me over 55 years ago.

  66. I would love a little kit, I’m always happy to learn new skills. I would use in berroco cotolana balsam 3523 and maple 3510 to weave the little clutch, it would look really earhty.

  67. Balsam and Cypress would be my choices. I tried my hand at weaving many years ago and set it aside when space became an issue. I love the idea of getting back into it with these little looms.

  68. Tough choice! Probably Beech and Witch Hazel, with a White Pine accent.. It would be a perfect accessory to my staple spring / summer wardrobe!

  69. I’ve never weaved before just knitting. It looks like it might be fun. I like the madder and Hawthorne colours. Soft and muted.

  70. I like the white pine and willow yarns together for the purse, although the witch hazel is my favorite color of this yarn.

  71. Looks like so much fun! I would choose Cypress and Hawthorne for my project. Thank you so much!

  72. What a wonderful idea!! I would love to use Madder and Elm I will make a perfect little purse for my mom, who can’t get out of the house much anymore. This will brighten her day. Thanks so much!

  73. I would choose Cypress #3524 and Hawthorn #3548. I am a tatter (and rigid heddle weaver) who has been eyeing pin looms for over a year. Fingers crossed!

  74. I think I would love this; I’ve always been curious about weaving! Sycamore and Willow please and thank you!

  75. Balsam and Beech would make a really lovely project, I think! Thanks for this opportunity! I love all the Berroco yarns!

  76. Looks fun: my colours would be Balham and Witch Hazel, which sound like they should be good for me not just good colours!

  77. My first project will be in Witch Hazel & Birch, these are easy colors for spring and summer. Thanks for a chance to win and for the great ideas too.

  78. Witch Hazel and Beech…wouldn’t that be so cute? I love the idea of making these little squares but didn’t realize they could become something practical and super cute. Thanks!

  79. I have been wanting one of these little looms for awhile. Beech and Witch Hazel would suit me just fine. Thanks!

  80. Beech and Witch Hazel – thought the choice was difficult as there were so many lovely options. Thanks!

  81. I think this would look great in lime green and turquoise, they look great together, very spring-like

  82. This is perfectly timed. My daughter and I just started learning to weave.
    Willow and cypress would be nice together.

  83. I love pinks, so Sumac and Madder would make a lovely combination! Also, I am intrigued by the pin loom – I am familiar with many types of looms, but not the pin loom!

  84. I would love to add weaving to my handicraft repertoire! This little clutch will look stunning in Hawthorne and Sycamore.

  85. Beech and witchhazel, I think…I’ve changed my mind three times in the last few minutes!! They are all beautiful. I love working on my vintage pin loom while riding on long trips.

  86. I think Birch and Maple would be a nice summer neutral.
    Thanks for enabling us , once again!
    I also recently saw a post from The Woolery in Kentucky about visible mending with these squares. So many possibilities from such little squares!

  87. I would use birch and madder. Pink is in this summer and combines nicely with brownish colours. Thanks!

  88. So hard to choose; all beautiful colors, but I think I’d use Elm (3532) and Hawthorne (3548).

  89. Willow and Hawthorn would be my pick. Love the idea of a portable loom. Can think of dozens of projects already.

  90. I would use Witch Hazel and Beech, which I think would make a lovely clutch. A small loom using knitting/crochet yarn is a great idea. I like that there is also a magazine since I find pictures are a great help with new projects.

  91. I would use Birch and Witch Hazel for a sand and water beachy look! Thanks for the chance to win and try this out.

  92. Sumac and Sycamore, please!
    Loved making potholders 60 yrs ago so have been wanting to try this!

  93. I’ve never attempted weaving, but this appears to be a great way to dip into the weaving waters.

  94. I would enjoy weaving the clutch. The fabric is beautiful. I’ve been experimenting with two colors held together knitting a blanket. I would very much weaving fabric in Sumac and Elm and sewing the clutch together. Finding the right button will be fun.

  95. I have a picture of me as a child in my Weave-it squares coat my mother made me.. I’d like to try it.
    Willow and sumac might be nice! Thanks for the opportunity.

  96. White pine and birch – love this! Always wanted to try weaving and this seems like a great way to test the waters.

  97. Would love to try weaving!!! So many possibilities for creativity. Earthy colors is what I would prefer but always open to something new and different.

  98. I haven’t done any loom since made potholders as a child. It would be grown-up fun to make that pretty clutch. I’d love Beech and Balsam.

  99. Willow and birch would be my choice and then I would have to load up on lots of other colors and keep on creating

  100. Weaving sounds interesting. Would love to try it.
    If I win, I would love to have Sumac 3560 and Hawthorn 3548. Thanks.

  101. I would use Beech (3544) and Birch (3503)… those two Colors would make a great combination for the summer clutch! This prize is awesome….

  102. White pine and beech, and I think I’m going to take my daughter’s Cricket loom out to play….

  103. perfect project for my spacial talented granddaughter and I to try together….colors white pine and sycamore please to start with.

  104. I love the neutrals….Birch and Maple would be perfect! But it might be a fun little project to branch out and sample colors with too!

  105. Cypress and sumac to remind me of sunset colors. Love the idea of being able to quilt with yarn!

    1. Happy birthday Helen! You’re one of our winners—please check your email.

  106. I love birch and maple…would go well with my driftwood distressed furniture.
    Have never used a loom but it is on my to-do list

  107. I have knitted and crocheted for over 50 years and am always eager to learn new skills. I would love to learn weaving and would use Cypress and Sycamore.

  108. Oooooo, Cypress and Willow. I do love orange so much. This reminds me of the countless potholders I made my mother as a child. So much fun. This is a much more ‘upscale’ and ‘adult’ version.

  109. love little looms so many great ideas…willow and birch would be great pair. thx for having a contest!

  110. I love Willow and White Pine – they would look so amazing together!!! I remember my grandmother trying to teach me to use a small homemade loom when I was very little – would so like to learn again!!

  111. I would use white pine and sycamore for a graphic, yet sophisticated, look–perfect for a night on the town. Looks like a fun project!

  112. I would use green and gold. Those are our colors for the Green Bay Packers. I think this would be fun to go to the game with a clutch made of those colors. It would be real cool to make.

  113. So many combos that I’d love to try, but I think I’d probably end up with Beech and Elm for their versatility.

  114. I’d use white pine and Hawthorn. It would great with the purple dress for formal night on our next cruise!

  115. I’ve always wanted to learn to weave but was never introduced to a small loom like this….it finally came to me so perhaps it is time to learn…..

  116. Right now, I’d use Balsam and Willow, but next week, who knows, all colours are so beautiful!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and I really hope I win!

  117. Wow, those are lovely colours, and I’m amazed at the creativity available through this little loom. I would start with Sycamore and Cypress, but love all the beautiful combinations available.

  118. Balsam and Elm!! A subtle color difference would catch the light at different times of the day and show a different overall color.

  119. This bag is great. I’d make it in madder and sycamore. I tried weaving on large loom but dressing it was too difficult for me. This would satisfy my weaving desire and be manageable.

  120. I love elegant dark colors. I would choose Willow and Sycamore for myself and I would teach my granddaughter how to weave using Sumac and White Pine, those are her favorite colors.

  121. Sycamore and Elm would fit with a somewhat neutral background for the colors I most often wear–with a bright contrasting flower pinned on for a daily accent!

  122. This looks like a wonderful craft to learn, i would also love to teach my daughter. I would use balsam and hawthorn, i have always loved those colors together! Thank you for the chance to learn something new!

  123. I have wanted to try weaving for so long. This would be perfect!!
    Beech and Witch Hazel.
    Thank you.

  124. Oooo, neat. I’d use Balsam and Maple. They’d look nice together, yet still be neutral(ish) for general use.

  125. I would use the clutch as a cover for my tablet (if it fits) in Beech and White Pine.
    Taught my son how to use a potholder loom a few years back. Would love something smaller I could use regular yarn with.

  126. I love the colors of this yarn. They are muted and natural looking; my kind of colors. I think I like the combination of Hawthorne and Witch Hazel, but there are oh so many more that work so very well together.

  127. I think I could really get into these mini weaving projects! I’d pick witch hazel and balsam as the colours for the clutch.

  128. I love Birch and Sumac❤️!
    I have always been interested in weaving and this would be A great learning tool!🤞🏻

  129. White pine and Sycamore. One of my hobbies is hand dyeing, so the white pine would end up striped or variegated. 😉

  130. I think I would use Maple and Witch Hazel, I like that the colors are homey with a little bit of a beachy hint together 🙂

  131. Madder & Hawthorn! I had never thought about weaving because I don’t need placemats, tea towels, etc., but I had never thought about purses! Cool idea!

  132. Reminds me of when I was a child and had a little metal loom to make potholders or hot pads with loops of material. I would use sycamore and willow to make the clutch. Thank you.

  133. What a terrific idea! I would choose Beech and Witch Hazel. Although, in truth, all of the colors are terrific.

  134. I would love to give weaving a try, so portable as well. I think Birch and Elm would
    go perfect together

  135. I would use Birch and Maple perfect for fall which is probably how long it will take me to do this if I win.

    1. Hi Kathy! You’re going to get to try a pin loom, because you’re one of our winners! Please check your email. 🙂

  136. I’ve knitted with Cotalana before, and it is wonderful!!!
    I would love to try weaving. I would use Beech and Maple.

  137. Gosh, so many beautiful colors to choose from! I think I would go with neutrals like birch and maple to make my clutch. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!

  138. Sumac and Beech. Its for my goddaughter and she loves pink. But i love blue. So a Sumac and Beech bag for her would marry both our likes 😊

  139. Hi, I would use white pine and willow .. This looks like lots of fun for me and my grandchildren ..never too young to fall in love with the beauty of yarn!