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Puffy Pillows by Deborah Jarchow

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(11) Name: 'Other : Puffy Pillows by Deborah Jarchow
Puffy Pillows by Deborah Jarchow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to warp your loom

Pattern Description:

These pillows will accompany you to your favorite chair for a little respite from your worries and cares. They are woven in alternating blocks of wool and tape yarn. When washed, the wool yarn shrinks more than the tape causing the fabric to pucker. Shown here in two different colorways; the instructions are for one pillow.

Also included in the pattern are tips for sampling that are particularly useful if you want to use different yarns from those recommended in the pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One 12" 12" x 3" pillow


  • Yarn: Orchidea from Trendsetter (90 yd per 50 g ball), 4 balls or Prism Tencel Tape (120 yd per 2 oz ball), 3 balls and Lamb's Pride Worsted from Brown Sheep Company (190 yd per 4 oz ball), 2 balls.
  • Tools: Rigid-heddle loom with a 12- inch weaving width; 8-dent rigid heddle (71/2-dent heddle will work as well); 2 shuttles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle; 14 mm magnetic snap; decorative button, coordinating sewing thread and needle, 12" pillow form