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« on: June 18, 2005 02:19:55 AM »


This is my first weaving project on this loom, it's destined to be a table runner. However I would like to make other things beyond wall hangings, table runners and coasters-- any ideas? The width of the working area is 6 inches.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005 08:29:32 AM »

i have a table loom too.  weaving is actually what i went to school for.  with mine i have made and sold scarves and small bags and cozies.  anything you can make with small pieces of fabric you can make.  you can always sew your pieces together!  it's endless really.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005 10:14:15 AM »

Thanks for the ideas and encouragement.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 10:04:38 PM »

I have a big loom,  make full size rugs.  29 inches wide and any lentgh you want.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005 12:50:39 PM »

ohmygosh ohmygosh, kinda awesome, hey how much did the loom cost, can you make scarfs with it where did you get it can i have it ok nm that, how did you learn how to use it where can i get one

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005 02:00:16 PM »

With shipping it came to $50.10 from kidsurplus.com but search "brio loom" on eBay and you'll find some for much much less. You should be able to make scarves, a friend suggested that after I finish this I should make two panels and sew them together for a hat, I think I'm going to try it, but busy spinning more than weaving lately.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2005 03:46:43 PM »

i like the idea of making a rug, kind of Mondrian style, by sewing different sized squares and rectangles together.

What about placemats?  What about making a handbag out of a folded long rectangle?  Fold it in thirds and sew up the sides.  THAT WOULD LOOK HOT!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005 12:36:53 AM »

How long did it take you to complete your project, how long do you think it would take to complete a really really really really really ok i'm tired of typing really, but you get the idea a really long scarf
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005 01:18:26 AM »

Ohh, nifty!  How about belts, or cell phone holders?  You could make some really great (albeit small) handbags too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2005 06:22:05 AM »

chromegrrrl, do you have any pictures of your completed weaving projects?
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2005 06:31:17 AM »

i have a table loom too.  weaving is actually what i went to school for.  with mine i have made and sold scarves and small bags and cozies.  anything you can make with small pieces of fabric you can make.  you can always sew your pieces together!  it's endless really.

Where did you go to school for weaving?
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2005 11:33:59 AM »

you can double weave too!! its limiting in that you can only do a plain weave but if you want a bigger piece of fabric without seams it works (and its fascinating to see it go together!!)
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2005 11:35:56 AM »

also, i think its still funny that the weavers are crammed in here with the crocheters. (are we not cool enough to have our own space??? hasnt weaving been around much longer than crochet?)
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2005 11:38:30 AM »

IMO: Weavers should have a seperate area. It's not as though weaving and crochet are related by more than the fact that they both use yarn.

P.S.  Weaving have been found in Ancient Egypt...that's a long time!
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2005 11:45:22 AM »

true. the oldest dated fabric in existance is actually woven......
ah, history of fibers......

(i dont think crochet came along until the 70s and the invention of rust colored acrylic yarn!)

p.s. i joke cuz i'm left handed and cant crochet.....
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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2005 12:23:43 PM »

Actually, crochet has been around a lot longer than that...very late 1700's, with the earliest known written pattern dating to 1824 in a Dutch mag.  Pretty cool, eh? We're a lot more established than people have given us credit for. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2005 01:32:19 PM »

amie....take a joke Tongue
i left art school so i wouldnt have to take any more art history classes
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2005 11:02:57 PM »

Well, spinning did eventually get its own board.  It hadn't been listed anywhere before that.  So, who do we hint to?
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2005 02:33:37 AM »

in the miscellaneous topics board theres a part for suggestions for topics
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2005 09:46:28 PM »

Thanks for the tip ysolda!

In case anyone is interested, I started a thread in the Misc Topics board, under Craftster Itself:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41604.0
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2005 12:18:16 AM »

Hmmm... I read once that the first 'fabrics' were felted or things like those big leaves in Africa weren't they?

Yes, weaving should be treated with more dignity than to be a sub-topic of crochet.

I'm also left handed, but I can actually crochet if I want-- I just don't want to.
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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2005 05:41:43 AM »

I emailed everyone in this thread who seemed like a weaver/spinner with the same thought Anna Lou has: weaving and spinning should have its own board, and not stuck under some other board. 

Anyone else reading this can help by emailing Leah and telling her yourself:

admin@craftster.org.

And if you know anyone else who doesn't currently post here, but  you know they would if there was an official "Weavers & Spinners" board, ask them to email her too. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2005 05:45:58 AM »

Somehow I must have overlook you saying "I joke cuz..."  I just saw the first part of your comment and thought you were serious in your response.  I was just replying to you "matter-of-factly."  The average person thinks that crochet is a 70's invention, but on message boards you don't know who knows what, so that's why I responded like I did.  I see the joke now that you pointed it out to me, i.e. "rust colored acrylic yarn."

<<insert picture of my taking my head out of my BEhind>> LOL Sorry!
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2005 06:25:12 AM »


I'm also left handed, but I can actually crochet if I want-- I just don't want to.

you should have joined the left handed swap!! we had to cancel cuz we didnt have enough people!
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2005 09:05:07 PM »

I emailed everyone in this thread who seemed like a weaver/spinner with the same thought Anna Lou has: weaving and spinning should have its own board, and not stuck under some other board.

Anyone else reading this can help by emailing Leah and telling her yourself:

admin@craftster.org.

And if you know anyone else who doesn't currently post here, but you know they would if there was an official "Weavers & Spinners" board, ask them to email her too.

I also posted a thread on the spinning board:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41729.0
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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2005 02:46:14 AM »

Good idea Anna Lou!

P.S.  I like your new avatar!  Very nice!
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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2005 03:01:53 PM »

WE GOT THE BOARD!!!  Check it out.  It's a top level one too, and they've placed spinning right above it.  SUPER COOL!
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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2005 03:17:38 PM »

I work at a kid's colonial history camp. We have about 8 small looms and two larger floor looms. At the end of the summer, we let the kids make simple, small projects out of their weaving.

I've had some of them make little purses, wallets, bags, rugs, bean bags, pillows, blankets, bookmarks and scarfs. For the more adventurous, my kiddies have asked for vests and I've even had leg warmers requested.

If anyone can think of any other projects, it would be much appreciated. Not many nine year olds want a tea cozy or a coaster.

Camp's in session for the summer so if I ever get this stupid camera to work....

and, YAYA for getting a board guys!

thanks  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2005 03:20:04 PM »

Lyndsey- Those ideas are AWESOME!  I never thought of leg warmers!!  Kids are so creative!
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I love my babies! Creative yes, practical no.

One little boy made a pair of thick black mittens in the middle of July.
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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2005 03:25:45 PM »

HAHAHA!  Maybe he was thinking about Christmas in July? LOL
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undoubtedly.

He first asked us to try and make him a "hockey mask." It took us three days to convince him it was impossible to weave a hockey mask.

Oy history camp...

what kind of loom are you working on?
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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2005 03:31:05 PM »

I haven't been doing my own weaving in a long while.  I teach art, so I work with the children on theirs.  When I get a free moment, I'll post some of their work.  I've had some second graders do very nice work on small looms.  I've also worked with 5th and 7th graders and taught them all kinds of stuff.  THOSE CAME OUT GREAT!

I'll have to dig them up!
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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2005 06:18:50 PM »

P.S.  I like your new avatar!  Very nice!

Thank you.  Thats me out on the shore in Victoria, BC.  My friends lovingly dubbed that picture my "album cover shot"
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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2005 06:24:40 PM »

An ambitious projects for the kids (on a larger loom) could be a Mexican blanket poncho, somewhat like:

http://sercal.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/online-store/scstore/p-SM611.html?L+scstore+broj8251

You just weave the slit as you're making a blanket . . .
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Thank you! I'll keep this project in mind.

*crosses fingers that looms are big enough*
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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2005 06:53:31 PM »

If they aren't big enough, you can also weave 2 pieces of a smaller width and sew them together, leaving open the area in the middle for the slit.  Or, with the two rectangular pieces, you can sew them together in another way (like many knit poncho patterns out there now) to make a poncho with a point in front and back:
http://www.adultramblings.therapids.net/stripedponcho.html

As I was trying to find the diagram of assembly above, I had another thought:  a sash like the one merit bagdes go on.  Weave a long, narrow rectangle, and sew the narrow ends together.  Worn over one shoulder, and used for . . .
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2005 06:13:27 PM »

chromegrrrl, it looks like I have the same Brio loom as you.  I've had mine for over 20 years, though.  When I was a kid I used to weave little coasters, etc. on it.  This year I got it out again, and even bought yarn for a scarf, but I dread setting up the warp (I think that's right).  It seems like a tedious process so I keep putting it off.  Anyone have estimates on how long it usually takes to warp a loom that size for a scarf?  This is the same reason I never use my bead loom, too.  Guess I'm gonna have to get over it!  Wink  -Molly
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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2005 06:36:04 PM »

Yeah, warping scares me a little. I understand the bead loom thing too, way more fun to do the actual weaving than the set up. I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item, I don't know if that goes for all small looms but it would be about 8 inches either side of the woven article.

BTW I have yet to finish this one thing, my son was away on vacation for a few weeks and it was no fun weaving without him. Maybe I'll set a few hours aside tomorrow and get it finished. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2005 04:46:51 PM »

I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item

That's good to know, thanks!  Actually, I was wondering how long it takes time-wise to set up a warp like that.   Wink
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2005 05:11:03 PM »

I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item, I don't know if that goes for all small looms but it would be about 8 inches either side of the woven article.

Each loom has a certain amount of "waste" warp that you have to consider in estimating how much warp you need.  So, 16" won't work for every loom out there, and the waste amount won't always be evenly split.  In other words, 16" of waste won't necessarily be 8" before the weaving and 8" after for every loom.
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2005 05:14:28 PM »

I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item

That's good to know, thanks!  Actually, I was wondering how long it takes time-wise to set up a warp like that.   Wink

Don't know about the Brio, but I've measured & cut warp and then warped a small 4-harness loom for a project in about 2.5 hours.
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2005 10:24:19 AM »

The brio loom couldn't possibly take that long to warp. It's a childs loom with only the one reed thing to worry about. If you use a warping board (or two sticks stuck in the yard) and take your time I'd say about 30 minutes.
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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2005 11:55:00 AM »

Awesome!  That is actually less time than I was thinking.  Maybe I'll finally get on this thing!
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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2007 01:21:26 AM »

OK, I'm looking into this brio loom since I saw one on ebay for $5. Or Amazon for $40 but I have credit in that amount. Does anyone who has one want to comment and answer a couple questions for me? I know you want to!

Is there a limit to the gauge of yarn you can use on it? Will it handle bulky handspun yarns? If I wanted to weave a scarf could I do it? that would be awesome!!!!
Oh you guys, I'm excited, now. Enable me, go ahead...I'm ready.  Grin
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There is a limit to the yarn you can use as warp, but as weft I guess you can practically use anything. You should be able to weave a scarf from handspun as long as you use something else as warp. That's actually exactly what I've been thinking of doing with my brio loom Wink
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My "table loom" fills up the entire table. Which is actually pretty cool, except that it's hard to move around (I'm a student now so I move around a lot! And my loom is at home, aww). It was my mom's first loom, and she now has one which fills up an entire room so I guess she has a warped opinion on what 'small' is. Tongue /irrelevant. But basically, you can do anything on a small loom that you can do on a bigger one - just sew the pieces together! It can look quite cool. Smiley Your loom looks awesome.

And patchworkarmy, I've mostly used my loom for scarves and shawls. It's a great way to learn! You can use just about anything, but if you're using very bulky handspun yarn I'd go with string (plain old, thin string) for warp to compensate and make it stronger.   The possibilites are endless. Tongue
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I think my bria loom has a 6 dent reed. If you have smaller stuff, you can double the yarn at the reed, and if you have bulkier stuff, you can skip dents.
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