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nototouchthearth
« on: November 28, 2006 07:43:10 PM »

i was wondering if anyone knew if it's possible to make a simple loom, and if so any idea whee i can find out how? muchos gracias.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006 07:44:05 PM »

also, does anyone know any techniques to weave without a loom? thanks , pardon the ignorance.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006 08:10:45 PM »

If you mean a Weaver's loom, I used to make them when I was 7 and 8. All you do is take a piece of cardboard and create slits in the top and bottom aligned with eachother. You then wrap string inbetween each one on one continuous string. Once you weave everything, you just cut the "back" and voila!


... if you DIDN'T mean that, than this was a waste of a minute of my life, lol.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 08:23:49 PM »

yay yesss i did mean that! that minute was put to good use- thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006 07:27:42 PM »

You can look up simple loom plans on the internet and get a lot of plans for building frame looms and techniques for using them as well.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007 04:21:49 PM »

we found a book at half price books called "kids weaving" - it has instructions for a simple (though nicer than the popsicle stick/cardboard loom) loom made from PVC pipes and connectors.  Hubby made it for me -and I've already got the idea to make it wider by using longer pipes for the cross bars than what it calls for.

anyhow....that's my starter loom until I know if I'm going to stick with it long enough to have a larger loom with more options.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007 05:25:09 AM »

There is a book called Weaving without a Loom http://www.amazon.com/Weaving-Without-Loom-Veronica-Burningham/dp/0855328185/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-6288326-5864729?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175170299&sr=8-3
I have seen this book in my local libary, so you may what to cheack out the libary systems and do a interlibary loan.

You can put nails or cut noches into a frame and then warp the frame with yarn for your warp.

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http://www.geocities.com/vermiro/Tapestrytech.html
http://gfwsheep.com/soumak/soumak1.inst.html
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007 11:20:25 AM »

I wanted to make my own loom too. But I wanted to make one bigger so that I could make this as big as blanket size. 

I was thinking of making one by making a frame out of wood and then on 2 sides putting in nails every 1/4 of an inch.  I would thread the weft between the nails and use a long needle to weave the warp. 

I think this is called horizontal ground loom.  I think this would be easy to make and use; I think it could be made cheaply too. 

What you think?  Does any one have any tips?  How long do you think it would take me to make. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007 07:36:54 PM »

Most large frames need cross bars or pieces masonate of triangles in the corners to give them stability especially under tension.
You can by canvas stretcher bars at art supplies stores, however it is cheaper to make your own with some 1 by 2 and a miter box.
http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_subclasses.cfm?classID=1317

What about a back strap loom? Or a Smaller frame and stitching pieces together?
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007 07:40:25 PM »

haha... i made all these plans for a rigid heddle loom that could make any length of fabric up to 24" wide...

but the tools to make it apparently only exist if you live in the era of homemade looms.  Once i figure out how to drill 1 1/4" holes, I'll be all set.
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