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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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« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2007 10:10:45 AM »

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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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2007 03:03:20 PM »

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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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2007 12:52:30 AM »

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« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2007 07:16:02 PM »

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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