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Topic: Bobo the Benevolent Scrap Monster... My first weaving!  (Read 17826 times)
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« on: July 18, 2009 06:24:56 PM »

So! I went to the flea market today and found this excellent kiddie book on weaving complete with a mini-loom! 75 cents! How cool is that? I had to try it today...

This is the whole piece, before sewing.

Detail shots of the different areas.

Basically, I had been saving all of my little yarn ends, threads, fabric scraps, etc. They came in handy today Smiley

EDIT: Here are pictures of the loom pieces

1) The most important part, it's genius, really. THey call it the heddle. I think it could easily be recreated with popsicle sticks, wood glue & a small drill. the top and bottom pieces that run horizontally are much thicker, so I would glue 2 popsicles sticks or wood pieces horizontally on either side of several popsicle sticks lined up vertically. It's the length of these horizontal bars that determines the width of your weaving, so if you wanted, you could make it much wider. You'd just need more sticks running vertically. Of course, drilling those holes is very important too.

2. this is a little spool thing that helps you thread yarn between the other yarn to weave. I didn't use it at all this time, since I was weaving with scraps.

3. this is a saver piece that you would place in your weaving if you had to pause and resume weaving later... it keeps it from unraveling, I guess. I didn't use it b/c I finished it all in one go.

4. These are spreading bars... I'm not really sure what they did, but I used them.

5. Another important part...I don't see why you couldn't use a thick plastic comb for this part. It's called the front beam.

6. Buttons. I'm not entirely sure what they are for. I don't think I used them properly.

OK, I'd try to explain how to use them, but it's pretty complex and I've done it only once.

Some time in the future I'd like to attempt to make another loom out of random materials and do some sort of tutorial... Until then, I hope the rest of this info helps!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009 06:38:05 PM »

I absolutely love it! I've been sitting here staring at all of the colors for minutes without realizing it. Very cute!

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009 06:43:26 PM »

it is sooooooooooo cute! i want one! i love little monsters

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009 06:52:02 PM »

so adorable & colorful!!!! Grin
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009 07:03:55 PM »

Wow, I love it!!!  The colors are amazing Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009 07:06:15 PM »

So cute!
The lil guy is amazing!

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009 07:14:28 PM »

So cute! I love it. He's really beautifully done!

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009 07:27:38 PM »

Aw I want one! Do you think the mini loom would be something I could easily make? I want to try this with my scraps Smiley

« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009 07:57:39 PM »

aww, he's so... bright and cheery.
how long did that take you?
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009 08:26:37 PM »

cute!!! I love it! Wisted!
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