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Topic: Completely ignorant to weaving....but interested.  (Read 1620 times)
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« on: August 19, 2009 10:36:22 AM »

I would like to buy a loom, something I have never used in my whole life but sounds interesting to me. I was hoping someone could give me some recommendations on what a beginner should buy....what's a good size for a loom? How much should I spend on one? What will be the least complicated style of loom to start on?

I think I would like something large enough to do a variety of projects.....but nothing that Is so big I would have to move it into my garage. Ha ha.

Any-ho, any help would be great!

Sow Spun Silk
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009 03:12:45 PM »

OK, no one has jumped in to help you, so here I am. I have been weaving for over 20 years, own a weaving & spinning studio and teach. My first question is to ask what you want to weave. The reason for that question is simple, a small loom, possible a ridgid heddle for scarfs works. Rugs would need a completely different loom.

Size, cost are factors. Prices range from a few dollars for a small ridgid heddle at a garage sale to many thousand for a large production loom. I am figuring you want something in between. If you are near a weaving studio, I suggest you check it out and possibly take a weaving class to see if it is worth your $ investment to go further.


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