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« on: October 12, 2006 12:41:31 PM »

So, I got this baby in:





only I have no weaving experience and don't know what to do with it.  I believe it is a table loom, correct?  The lady I bought it from says it's in perfect working condition, so can anyone point me in the direction of some resources to get started?

Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006 06:28:04 PM »

I've never found good weaving instructions on the internet. No idea why. I recomend a BOOK!!
Learn to Weave by Deborah Chandler
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Weave-Revised-Deborah-Chandler/dp/1883010039
(that's it on Amazon.)
I LOVE that book. It's how I learned to weave. That and nothing else!!!
BTW, your loom looks like a 2 harness. That means you can do plain weave.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006 07:39:11 AM »

Yeah, just go to your local library and see if you can find some books on weaving because yeah, a book for this really is better than any info on the web. There are TONS of books available.
I would suggest cleaning it up a bit. It looks like your beater bar (the thing with the metal rods) might be a little rusty and you'll want them to not be when you are weaving.
And yes, it is a table loom. It only has two harnesses so you can mostly just do plain weave, but there are tons of things you can do with that to make interesting cloth. I would say you should look for some books on rigid heddle weaving because you will find some fun two harness patterns (even though this is not a rigid heddle loom.)
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