Friday, October 15, 2010

Little Loom - How To

Wow! I've been gone longer than I thought. Thanks for all of the comments... I've had a request for some directions on making a little loom so here goes:
First I cut a piece of thick watercolor paper (cold press, 140 lb)
to 1 5/8" by 4 1/2"
its stiff enough to hold the warp threads but thin enough to cut accurately.

then I cut a piece of heavy card stock cut to 1 5/"8 by 4 1/4"
this will be stiff enough to support the warp threads without bending

next I marked 1/8" intervals along both of the short ends of the watercolor paper and cut short slits at each mark

then I stacked the two pieces with the slitted ends protruding beyond the card stock to either end and wrapped the entire thing with duct tape to hold it together
To warp the loom I simply wrap thread around the entire thing going through each slit then tie the two ends together so it will hold tension
that is it quick and easy.
As to what I am weaving with... well aside from the found objects I'm mainly using embroidery floss since that is what I have at hand.
I doubt that this will last very long as the watercolor paper will eventually lose its stiff and no longer hold the threads properly.
However I think the basic design could be modified with more permanent materials so it could hold up over time/use.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Will have to make me one!
Susan =o)

alsokaizen said...

No problem Susan happy weaving!

Anonymous said...

great thread weaving through the blogworld these days!

Gracie said...

I love that this will fit in my pocket.....