3 Color Pick Up Weave


The finished guitar strap.

Something new and exciting has come along for small loom weavers, the beautiful 3 Color Pick Up Weave!

Woven with the second draft option.

My love of this weave actually started with this sash by Annie MacHale. There was something just a little different about it, I could see that there were 3 colors, but I couldn't quite grasp how it was made.

Over the weekend Annie published her tutorial on how to do 3 Color Pick Up Weave. The design possibilities are ENDLESS! Included in the tutorial are two different kinds of drafts and a video, which is awesome, seeing the weave in action.

This type of threading comes from a small province in Zanavykija, Lithuania. There are very few examples of this weave in one book about Lithuanian Sashes, and maybe one or two examples on the internet other than Annie's blog. It's a very rare weave not often seen.

So here are just a few samples that I have to share:

Woven in wool, with the first draft option.
First draft option.
First draft option.

For the guitar strap I just went for it, no pattern ideas in my head, I just started picking up and this is what I came up with. The only rules I had was the colors be unisex as I didn't know what was going to become of this band. My husband saw it and decided it was a keeper, and had to be a guitar strap!

Hop on over to Annie's blog (linked above) to read more about her tutorial, and the tutorial is available on Etsy (also linked above). I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Lastly, the details! Woven on an inkle loom, 3 colors of cotton yarn, width 2", and length 49". I used a brown leather fob kit (from Annie) to finish it off!


  1. Great colors to combine in this 3 color guitar strap!. Can't wait to try this out.

  2. All of your examples are nice, Kim. But that guitar strap is killer! Gonna share this post on my blog!


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