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« on: August 26, 2007 07:06:49 PM »

Hi!  I am unfortunately not a weaver (I'm a newbie crocheter and knitter--hurrah!), however, I've been offered a lap loom (comparable to the little framey Harrisville ones) for about the cost of shipping.  I like the idea of weaving, but I'm not sure a lap loom is worth my consideration.  Can I produce, say, a scarf?  I'm so clueless.  Is this one of those dealies where I'd have to make little rectangles and then sew them together?  I've no problem with that, necessarily.  I just want to know if there's much potential beyond tiny little rectangles.   Smiley  Thanks!

http://www.harrisville.com/html/laploom.html
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caprig
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 03:57:09 AM »

Hi,
I am dealing with the same question- I have an opportunity to buy a loom a little bigger, but am wondering the same thing.

I am thinking that perhaps I can use this for making accent pieces to put in my other clothing which I knit and dye and spin?

Like a strip of woven inserted in a sleeve or something?

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 02:19:13 AM »

I've not seen one of those but from the look of the Harrisville ones you'd only be able to do squares, there's nowhere for any additional warp to wind on.

If you want to do lengths of weaving I'd say the smallest option would be a rigid heddle design or a table loom. For belts and braids you could do a lot worse than an incle loom though, but they are limited in width of finished weave.

Rigid Heddle looms - http://www.woolery.com/Pages/rigidheddle.html

The first is a better version of what you're looking at now, the rest are capable of doing good long lengths of materian.

(Oh, and I'd just about do ANYthing for one of those Kromski's - one sexy loom!)
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