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steelcitysistah
« on: March 21, 2008 09:40:05 AM »

Hi, everyone!
I'm so inspired every time I visit the weaving boards that I've decided to make myself a peg loom! 
I've chosen a peg loom because it seems as though it will be fairly inexpensive to make and start out with and that there may be quite a multitude of projects that I could use it for.  Could someone tell me if this would happen to be the case?  I haven't seen much on the boards regarding peg looms, but I'm thinking if I make a large enough one that I could do rugs as well as other projects - such as table runners, scarfs and such.  If I'm understanding the use right - it seems as though it would be fairly adjustable....
Could someone give me their thoughts or experiences with a peg loom - I'd really appreciate hearing them!
Thanks so much!!!  Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 08:49:01 PM »

I think the simple peg looms that Harris makes are pretty nice.  In particular, the A or B sizes as well as the 4ft wide "school looms".  The pegs on these are very sturdy, and have a slight angle away from the weaving area so that the warp is not as likely to come off.

The looms routinely show up on ebay, or perhaps watch craigs list in your area.

I have two of the "B" size looms (about 14in x 18in, I think), and these are a perfect placemat size.  I use them to experiment with different weaving techniques, in  particular with the twining I do.  I have wound the warp on these extremely tightly, and the looms do just fine.

If you were to build a larger rug sized frame loom, consider a variation of the adjustable length ones such as the ones by Hill Creek Fiber studio, but these appear to be for lighter weight applications.
 
http://www.hillcreekfiberstudio.com/RectangleLm.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008 05:54:12 AM »

I'm confused  Huh When I read "peg loom" I thought of something like this
http://www.hedgehogequipment.co.uk/page14.html
and not the ones that Kbird mentioned, though both are peg looms. What kind of peg loom do you mean?
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