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Various DIY Home Made Looms

Saturday October 29, 2011

This section is going to hold a host of DIY looms made from stuff you probably already have around your house.

  • Clamps, a chair and a pencil (note: you can use cards, a rigid heddle or string heddles with a shed rod on this set up):

http://theloomybin.com/doc/cwloom/index.html

  • Cardboard Rigid Heddle Loom:

http://www.craftypod.com/2011/07/11/a-community-weaving-project-at-the-museum-of-contemporary-craft/

  • 2 Shaft Counter Balance Loom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3MrlZIHf0o
See my "How to Make String Heddles" article

  • Toothpick Loom for making tubes (pouches):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kqUHE2ET_s

  • Weave It Loom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkeoNB34yo

http://www.rogersstark.com/wool/weave/weave.htm

  • Knitting Board (you could also use cotter pins):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=CgyEcCK3Eps

  • Tiny Box Loom (imagine it on a larger scale!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY0DiWJM8Zw

  • Chording Loom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ5eqRcSDU0

  • Pocket Looms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Dwq2mGnx4

  • Index Card Looms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJlaxase0F0

http://cdn.makezine.com/make/craft/08/pocketloom.pdf

https://make-guide-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com/guide_1275_en.pdf

  • Shrinky Dink Loom (similar to Index Card Loom just a bit more sturdy):

http://diela-kcdesign.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-make-your-own-backstrap-loom-for.html

  • Picture Frame / Frame Loom (for Beading):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjYBHzuuMQ

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Frame-Loom-for-Weaving/ (with rigid heddle)

http://youtu.be/NPXyIdA1ah4

  • Picture Frame Loom (for Tapestry/Fabric):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQLmd5DLG50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYYrJhORNrs (uses Push Pins)

http://www.marlamallett.com/loom.htm

  • Cardboard Lap Loom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtKnvc_9No

  • Tape Loom Made from Cardboard Box:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adg0XXot2P4&t=5m29s 

  • Bow Maker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8iDVeQ4lsU 

  • Weaving Straws (Sticks):

Straws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVsmd-HrBOc

Sticks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYxeLgEmww


LOOM PLANS (for the carpenters in your life)

  • Magic Heddle Loom:

http://www.vintageprojects.com/kids/kids-loom.html

  • Various Looms:

http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/resources/index.php?cat=707

  • 2 Harness Table Top Loom:

http://bobscrafts.com/bobstuff/2-h-loom.htm

  • Four Harness Counter Balance Loom:

Note: File is in BETA. There are errors and omissions (easy to figure out). Please review instructions completely before forging ahead.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw8P0l70aWGqNGYxMzFjZGEtOTkyNi00YTc5LWJlOTctYWMxMjE4NjVlODA2/edit?usp=sharing

  • Simple Wooden Rigid Heddle Loom:

Not exactly plans but if you're clever and handy with wood, you can probably figure this one out. Great pictures showing lots of detail.

http://minihobbyblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/covor-taranesc-in-miniatura-la-un-razboi-de-tesut-pe-masura/razboi-de-tesut-15/

Joyce

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1 comments so far… Add yours! :D

Barbara R. says:

An Elizabethan reproduction of a rigid heddle tape loom. It is portable and makes fine bands or tapes similar to an inkle loom.

http://www.spanishpeacock.com/catalog/tape_looms.htm

Posted: Saturday June 30, 2012


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