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Tanna
« on: January 03, 2008 06:24:38 AM »


my question is if anyone in here does have experience with a vertical loom, because i really like to build and use one. First i need some more information, because searching on the net isn't really helping and the history parks in netherland are open in the summer. I know what it looks like, how it basically works but still...
So if you have information on the vertical loom, tips and tricks and other information about the loom are welcome!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 12:25:37 PM »

What size are you trying to build it?
What types of things do you want to weave on it?

So many thoughts come to mind, I'm not sure where to start.
I am using a large tapestry loom that I purchased second hand, but before that I considered building one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 12:31:17 AM »

i would like something like this, a reconstructed loom from the iron age. Something earlyer would be awesome too.

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 02:47:40 AM »

Try looking at card weaving information. There used to be some really cool pictures of oh, what are they called? Where the threads are held into place with weights? Warp weighted looms or something like that? (Dang, sorry, my mind is not working due to the pain pills for the back spasms). Anyway, look at some of those sites. Card weaving or tablet weaving. Look at SCA info, too. I know some people who have made period vertical looms in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). I did my final presentation in Art History on weaving and had some info. I will dig around and see if I still have any of that. Let us know how you go.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008 08:20:26 PM »

Here's a thought... Archie Brennan, a tapestry weaver, has suggested using pipes to make a tapestry loom...  This is one I had thought of building for myself, before I obtained the loom I have now.
See the link below

http://www.brennan-maffei.com/Loom.htm

Also, the loom frames that are used by Navajo weavers might be relevant also.

One of the things you might want to think about before you commit to building/buying a loom... think about what position you will be in to do the weaving, and remember that as the weaving progresses, you might be standing or sitting in a reaching position for quite a long time.

That thought affected the choices I made.  Sorry, guess I can't post a picture yet...must have 10 posts??


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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008 05:00:17 AM »

I hope your know some German, because I found this
http://www.diehayden.de/pages/weben.htm
I think I'll make one like this myself.

And also this
http://www.geocities.com/attedragon/
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http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Warp/WARP.HTML

You can give them a more rustic look by replacing the upright beams with old poles or anything as long as it's more or less the right lenght and width. And if you just want to try something, I'd build a really small one.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008 10:47:36 AM »

Really interesting links, lazykitty!  Makes me want to build one myself!
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 10:21:16 AM »

woaaah thanks to you lazy kitten, i think i could use something from that they look promising Smiley

thanks
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