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« on: January 27, 2010 07:58:57 PM »



Here is my clipboard loom.

I was inspired by the Carol Ventura article "Sashes of the TOBAS of ARGENTINA"  http://iweb.tntech.edu/cventura/pickup.html showing how to weave with pickup patterns and warp floats on a small frame loom, I knew that would be part of the fiber adventure.

The frame loom described made me think of a clipboard, so I took a clipboard and made it into a loom that you see above. You can read details on my blog.
http://francosfiberadventure.blogspot.com/2010/01/clipboard-loom-toba-sash-inspired.html





Here is the first finished band, 18 inch long, about 5/8 to 3/4 inch wide, using 17 wpi cotton thread. The upper part of the band in the picture shows where I began, just fooling around and the lower part is when I figured out the warp floats.

This loom also passed the public transit test. I used it to weave on the bus on my way to work.

Have a good day!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 11:10:02 PM »

Very inventive! That's neat that you've come up with a way to use a loom on the go!
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francorios
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010 08:10:25 PM »

Thank you. I like finding ways to bring weaving and other fiber arts to people in a way they can use it.

So simple looms are a big interest for me.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010 09:08:59 AM »

Nice! What can you make on a loom so small?
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010 11:33:37 AM »

very inventive!  I see placemats, dish clothes and anything like that come off that beauty!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010 10:56:45 AM »

Right now I'm using the loom to experiment with pattern techniques that I can later transfer to other weaving projects.

I'll be working soon on smaller pieces that can be stitched together for larger pieces.

Have a good day!
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