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« on: March 29, 2008 01:34:03 PM »

Never underestimate the insanity determination of a completely somewhat obsessive craftster...


Warp is crochet cotton and weft is some Ingeo I dyed and spun (not Ingeo roving, but Ingeo stuffing from Walmart....Cheesy )

I've been so inspired/obsessed with many of the beautiful weaving projects I've been seeing and have been looking at loom prices.  Then I think to myself "You don't really need to weave" as I can't justify another large-ish craft equipment purchase (right now)(haha). 

A couple of days ago, this idea came to me fully formed while at work.  Then I had to wait (agonizing!) until I could get to Rona (CDN handyman store). 

Ta Da!

10' of 1" PVC pipe, 8 elbows, 2 T's and $22.59 later...  (and a lot of figuring things out as I went...)

Considering I have never seen a loom in person, it works pretty well!  I need to make (or purchase) a better heddle, as the one I made is not rigid enough and has a couple of spots where the warp catches. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008 01:53:06 PM »

wow.
 Cheesy                                                                                                               
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008 03:22:36 PM »

I am so impressed with this, and I totally want one! I used to work in a weaving mill during my college summers and, aside from the heat and the noise...and the heat...and the noise, it was pretty cool! I've always wanted to learn how to weave but don't have the cash for a loom. I have a square frame loom, but I'm pretty limited with what I can do on it.

I'd love it if you could give me some more details on how you made this- I have a Home Depot gift card to use up and this could be just the thing for that!

Fantastic idea!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 03:28:45 PM »

i agree wow.     you did good.  real good.

also i second that i would love a few more details on making the loom.

          WOW.         mam
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 04:25:42 PM »


Warp is crochet cotton and weft is some Ingeo I dyed and spun (not Ingeo roving, but Ingeo stuffing from Walmart.... Cheesy)

I bought the same Ingeo stuffing to spin too!!!! lol! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008 06:26:02 PM »

This is great!
Do you have a tute on how to make this and use it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008 07:49:43 PM »

Rock on sister!  That is some serious crafter determination.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008 11:29:26 PM »

Very Impressive!  Resourcefulness at it's best!
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008 08:26:18 AM »

that, as a weaving teacher, fills me with little squidgy pride and joy! It looks wonderfully ingenious and clever, and congrats on joining the ranks of the obsessed!
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008 11:02:49 AM »

that's so clever and resourceful...i'd be so proud, if i were you!
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