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...
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.
Neat idea. I can just imagine now watching for scraps of plywood, wooden mop and broom handles that are thown away in the trash.
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
Super idea !!!
Clever! I'm definately trying this one!
Thanks for the clear pictures and link to the tutorial. I'll certainly make one of these soon.
I love DIY and especially DIY from relaimed materials. This is awesome.
very resourceful and innovative...have been wanting a smaller inkle loom and will be on the lookout for a suitable box....thanks for posting.