This is probably a really dumb question, but I bought Sara Lamb's book with all the woven bags in it, not realizing they were all done on a RH loom. I don't have a RH loom - I have 2 floor looms that each have 8 shafts.
How can I make the projects on my loom? Would I just use 2 shafts? I don't want to invest $200 in a RH loom, at least not right now, but I want to make some of these projects.
Thanks for helping this newbie!
Deb in N TX
Of course you can thread just 2 or even 4 shafts for a tabby and work out any of those patterns.
I've begun doing cut pile rugs on a horizontal loom with beater - it was the only one without a warp on it when I started and it works just fine - using hand forged Iranian tools and it is quite nice.
Thanks so much Sara - I figured it was a silly question, but sometimes I tend to make things more difficult than they need to be. It's an "overthinking" thing.
Deb in N TX
Remember their is no dumb question. Laurie in MN
Except the one not asked!
You can use any loom that will hold tension, create two sheds, and advance the warp. We used the RH in the book because it is easy to use, can be used leaning semi-upright against a table (a comfortable weaving angle), is accessible to new weavers, and these are beginning weaving techniques.
I use upright looms by choice, but I've also done some projects in all of these techniques on my floor loom.
Hope you enjoy the weaving!