Paint your plate with concentric circles. Use the template to mark where to cut tabs. Grab some yarn!
Double check that you have 19 notches cut in your plate. Grab your yarn, unravel and place your yarn in the top slot of your plate.
Pull the yarn through the notch so you have a tail in the back of your plate. Make sure you leave a tail that's not too short or it might fall out!
Turn your plate back over. Next, count 8 notches down on the left side and 9 notches down on the right. You should have one notch left. Put your yarn through the notch that is left over.
Your yarn should be pulled through to the back. Nothing is crossing the back of the plate!
Grab your yarn at the bottom of your plate and have it go to it's neighbor to the left. Pull your yarn through to bring it to the painted side of your plate.
You should have the beginning of your loom started. Make sure your yarn is tight!
Take your yarn and have it cross the street to the other side. You should create an X. Put your yarn through the slot that is the neighbor to the left of where we started.
Check the back of your plate. You should not have any strings crossing the back.
Turn your plate so that your yarn is at the bottom.
Repeat the steps. Take your yarn next door to the left and pull through to the front.
Flip over your plate to the front.
Have your yarn go across the street to make an X. Go to the neighbor to the left of the last string.
Pull your yarn through to the back. Turn your plate so the yarn is at the bottom and repeat the steps.
Eventually you will end up with one leftover notch. This means you followed all of the directions correctly! If your loom does not look like this, we need to try again.
Pull your yarn forward through the last notch. You're ready for Ms. Bergmann to show you how to weave!
- Chinet Plate