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« on: April 30, 2013 07:08:28 AM »

I know I have seen a post on here by someone who has done this, but I can't seem to find it, so I can't link you to them. At any rate...

I purchased a small (2") weave-it loom on ebay, and decided I wanted a 4" one too. They were a little over my budget, though. Seriously, $44 for a wooden square with pins in it?! Yeah, yeah, I know... It's vintage. I ended up making my own. I spent $3 on a piece of wood that was big enough to make two 4" looms and a 12" x 16" loom, as well, and $1.77 on wire brads. It took a negligible amount of wood glue.


This is my finished 4" loom, and a test weave to make sure I spaced my pins correctly.


Weaving in progress.


Finished! I used Peaches & Creme Stripes crochet cotton.


My loom with the vintage one I purchased on ebay.

In looking around on the internet for instructions on how to use my small loom, I found this great link! It has .pdfs of vintage weave-it pattern books, free to download.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013 09:08:48 AM »

Good for you for making your own, I agree the price for the purchased one was way to high.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013 11:48:25 AM »

That's great!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013 01:04:36 PM »

Thanks! Next, I want to make a placemat sized one...
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013 10:07:39 AM »

You could easily knit with it too, using only one side for flat items, or the whole frame for tubes. The spacing of the brads would, imo, add interest to the knit. Just check out knitting looms.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013 06:20:56 AM »

Nice work.  Looks like it works very well, too.
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