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The DIY Cardboard Box Inkle Loom

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Made with a giant freezie box, some heavy cardboard tubes from inside saran wrap, and one gigantic plastic knitting needle!
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Thu, 11/10/2011
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Loom
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2
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I made these two looms out of heavy cardboard boxes. For folks who are really curious about the process but can't afford to spend too much money on equipment for a process they aren't sure if they will enjoy/do often! These looms are pretty sturdy, but they have some limitations. Some weave structures have a lot of take up, which these looms aren't able to accommodate. Also if you really pack down your weft each time the band can shrink considerably. If you decide the loom will be for a one time use, then you can slowly cut a slit at the bottom rear peg to let it slide forward until you are finished. This will give you more allowance. Moving the band is done by pulling the bottom rear peg out of one side of the loom and sliding the band forward. Anyway it was fun! I gave the full tutorial on my blog. http://heartsonfibre.blogspot.com/2011/1...

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DIY Cardboard Box Inkle Loom

Super Job! Again it just goes to show with some forethought, odds, and ends, and the need to create, no one needs to miss out on the wonderful rewards of weaving! Well done! Frank.

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Neat idea. I can just imagine

Neat idea. I can just imagine now watching for scraps of plywood, wooden mop and broom handles that are thown away in the trash.

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I might have to try

this out. I have been interested in Inkle weaving but did not want to buy a loom. your pictures and explanations are very clear and I think this might be the way for me to go to give this technique a try. Thanks

Tina

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Joined: 06/08/2009
Brilliant!!!  

Brilliant!!!

 

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Cool,

Super idea !!!

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Joined: 08/05/2010
Clever! I'm definately trying

Clever! I'm definately trying this one!

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great!

Thanks for the clear pictures and link to the tutorial. I'll certainly make one of these soon.

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Wow!

Great idea!

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Joined: 10/25/2010
Epic

I love DIY and especially DIY from relaimed materials. This is awesome.

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Great idea

very resourceful and innovative...have been wanting a smaller inkle loom and will be on the lookout for a suitable box....thanks for posting.

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