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All and Sundree
« on: August 16, 2007 01:02:14 AM »

I am interested in learning how to weave and would love some loom advice. I am looking for something small (other than the weavette) and was wondering if the "Easy Weaver" was a good investment.  I also saw some similarly sized table looms on the market as well.  I would like to be able to make scarves.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007 06:16:14 AM »

I have a Kromski Harp, a rigid heddle loom with a warping board on the back (very handy!) and it folds up.  It's a very easy loom to use (as are all the rigid heddle looms).  I also have a tri loom and a square loom from Hazel Rose Looms which are very easy to use (no warping required). 

Good luck starting your new obsession, I mean hobby Smiley
--chipp
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yarn_mafia
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007 10:14:28 AM »

I too like rigid heddle looms for easiness, although I think nothing can compare with my fisher price loom for absolute basicness (I wove on that when I was Cool.
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All and Sundree
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007 10:55:04 AM »

Thank you for the advice.  So is the general sentiment that an Easy Weaver or other such looms that are postured as being "child friendly," are poor investments?
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007 02:41:52 PM »

Not necessarily. But they will be limited in what they can do. A four shaft table loom would be a worthwhile investment.
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