Home made navajo style loom 4x7ft, pine 2x4s
My first loom and first experience with weaving. In the picture it's warped with the project from Noel Bennett's Working with the Wool.
The Weaving a Life Story EarthLoom™ is an indoor loom that allows up to four
people to weave at once, two on each side, for a cozy community weaving.
Great for classrooms, waiting rooms, hospital waiting areas, living
rooms, and conference rooms, the Story EarthLoom is appealing to children,
inspiring for adults, and is accessible for people with disabilities and
limited motor skills.
Approximately 6 feet high by 3 feet wide, with stable feet, the Story EarthLoom can also be used for fine tapestry weaving. Normally warped using the Donegal weavers' method, where warp threads are tied individually for detailed adjustment, it can also be warped like a Navaho loom.
The four-season Weaving a Life Garden Loom is a stunning companion in your garden space. Part sculpture, part loom, part wildlife attractor, the Weaving a Life Garden Loom is hand crafted by skilled woodworkers from responsibly harvested native Maine cedar or sustainable Northwest red cedar for beauty, durability and a heavenly aroma, and easily "planted" in your garden.
Approximately six feet high and three feet wide, the Garden Loom is a beautiful and harmonious addition to your landscaping, formal garden, or country garden. It is easy to string it with the vertical warps of white cotton or jute twine for an outdoor weaving with friends.
Weaving a Life Garden Loom: children weaving in food for birdsWeave in food for birds: cranberries, popcorn, pumpkin seeds from Halloween, softened in water and strung on button thread. Save sunflower crowns and weave them in--think of your own materials to weave in!
More photos on the Weaving a Life website
Weave in straw, grasses, dried flowers, cornsilk, cattail leaves, or any garden materials. Fall leaves make a lustrous wall of color. Train spring climbing flowers into a living weaving. Let your imagination go!
The Journey EarthLoom is a very portable tapestry loom that was designed for weaving the Weaving a Life keyforms, but may be used for any small tapestry. Wonderful for learning tapestry weaving, it's easy to prep and weave on. Lift sheds with batten, fingers, or bodkin. A #13 tapestry needle comes with every loom. Looms are made of Maine maple. No tools are needed - comes with all hardware, needle, and a Shuttle Card (a Weaving a Life exclusive) - a heavy card cut in the shape of a shuttle. Use the Shuttle Card instead of winding butterflies or hanging bobbins when using multiple colors on any tapestry loom.
Warping is usually by the Donegal weavers' method of tying each warp thread, so tension can be adjusted thread by thread. This is handy on smaller looms where the short warp length can cause warps to loosen unevenly. Instructions on assembling and weaving on the loom are included with the loom and available in the Support Section of the Weaving a Life website.
Equipped with Mirrix treadle.
Equipped with an add-on Mirrix treadle.
8 shaft Noble countermarch loom with four shafts removed to focus on tapestries and rugs.
With a woodworker friend, I was able to design and build this large size Navajo-style tapestry loom. I added turnbuckles for tensioning, an extra bar at the bottom of the frame for wrapping completed tapestries that would be longer than the height of the loom, should I ever get than ambitious! I am very pleased with the finished product. Now I must sand and stain the loom before I can get to warping and working on it.