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How to Replace Loom Heddles

How to Replace Loom Heddles

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2014-05-06Views:130

On any type of weaving loom, a weaver runs each strand of warp yarn through a heddle during the warping process. Heddles may need changing for a variety of reasons. Wire heddles, found on looms with multiple harnesses, may become rusty or bent. Rigid[More]

How to Warp a Vintage Floor Loom

How to Warp a Vintage Floor Loom

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-06-21Views:130

If you've come into ownership of a vintage loom, don't worry -- setting your warp is a standard procedure for any floor loom, the basic design of which has not changed for centuries. Your warp are the vertical threads that face away from you when you[More]

The Advantages of Rigid Heddle Looms

The Advantages of Rigid Heddle Looms

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-08-24Views:130

A rigid heddle loom is one of the first models most weavers learn to use. Unlike more complex models, the rigid heddle is mainly limited to plain weave. Nevertheless, it offers certain advantages. Definitions "Heddles" are the eyelets through which t[More]

How to Build a Rigid Heddle Loom From Popsicle Sticks

How to Build a Rigid Heddle Loom From Popsicle Sticks

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-08-16Views:130

People weave using many different types of looms. One simple hand loom is called a rigid heddle loom. These looms are portable, and easily used. Rigid heddle looms are easily made using Popsicle or craft sticks. Popsicle heddle looms work for making[More]

How to Weave Using a Countermarch Loom

How to Weave Using a Countermarch Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-05-15Views:130

The countermarch loom has great advantages over the simpler counterbalanced loom and jack looms. Because the treadles are tied up both directly to the harnesses, and to overhead jacks, the shed can be more perfectly balanced, and the tension on the w[More]

Instructions for Inkle Loom Weaving

Instructions for Inkle Loom Weaving

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-12-22Views:130

Weaving on an inkle loom is often the first step for a beginning weaver. An inkle loom is a small, tabletop loom used for making a narrow band of "warp faced" weaving, or weaving in which only the lengthwise threads show. The "weft" threads, woven ov[More]

How to Thread a Four Harness Weaving Loom

How to Thread a Four Harness Weaving Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-05-23Views:130

Threading a four-harness weaving loom, also called warping, seems daunting to most beginners. These large, complicated-looking floor looms have an array of levers which may frighten the most experienced needleworkers. Tackle the threading, however, a[More]

How to Use a Mirrix Loom for Tapestry Weaving

How to Use a Mirrix Loom for Tapestry Weaving

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-06-25Views:130

The lightweight, portable Mirrix tapestry loom allows the weaver to maintain very tight tension on the warp threads, which is essential for even edges on a tapestry. It comes in several sizes, ranging from the 5-inch-wide loom to the 38-inch-wide loo[More]

List and Explain Three Types of Looms Used in Weaving

List and Explain Three Types of Looms Used in Weaving

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-07-06Views:130

There are four types of weaving looms: the frame loom, rigid heddle loom, four-harness loom and tapestry loom. Each loom has their own uses and various parts that set it apart from other types of looms. To decide which one is best for your needs, you[More]

How to Make a Small Weaving Loom

How to Make a Small Weaving Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-07-28Views:130

A small weaving loom can be made from an old, wooden picture frame that you happen to have around your home or can find at a local thrift store or garage sale. The size of the frame will determine the finished size of the weaving. Items from around t[More]

Weaving Warp Supplies for Looms

Weaving Warp Supplies for Looms

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-11-04Views:130

Warping looms operate within a fixed shed as you weave yarn strands from the bottom on up. You roll your woven fabric around the top beam as you go along. Although this type of weaving process goes much easier if you have a second pair of hands, it i[More]

How to Make a Homemade Heddle

How to Make a Homemade Heddle

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-11-15Views:130

A heddle is a set of looped strings with a centre eye which the warp thread passes through to make a path for a weaving shuttle. Heddles can be rigid or made of string depending on the loom and weaver's preferences. There is a heddle for every warp t[More]

How to Warp a Rigid Heddle

How to Warp a Rigid Heddle

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-03-08Views:130

A rigid heddle loom is a learning and inexpensive weaving loom that can produce light objects, such as scarves, ponchos, gloves, blankets and sweaters that can make for thoughtful presents. You can transfer the skills you learn on a rigid loom to oth[More]

How to Use a Table Top Weaving Loom

How to Use a Table Top Weaving Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-04-09Views:130

Table top looms are simple weaving tools that allow beginner weavers to learn basics, and provide advanced weavers the flexibility to experiment. They are less expensive and easier to operate than their more cumbersome full-sized counterparts. They r[More]

History of Inkle Looms

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-04-12Views:130

The inkle loom, small and easy to move, was and is used to weave narrow bands of fabric. Throughout history, this weaving was used as braids, trims, belts, straps and other pieces both practical and decorative. History A linear history of the inkle l[More]

How to thread a loom to start weaving

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-10-18Views:130

Threading a loom is also called "warping the loom" and takes patience and care. You can thread the loom from back to front or front to back, using the simplest of looms or the most complex. You'll learn here to warp a four-harness loom from the back,[More]

How to Make a String Heddle for Backstrap Weaving

How to Make a String Heddle for Backstrap Weaving

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2015-04-04Views:130

The backstrap loom is one of the simplest, yet most sophisticated weaving devices ever invented. It is tensioned with the weaver's own body rather than on a heavy, permanent frame, so it is very portable. Andean weavers can take their weaving with th[More]

How to Loom Knit a Beret

How to Loom Knit a Beret

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-01-08Views:130

With knitting on a loom gaining popularity, you might be curious to try it out. Hats are great first projects for beginners, and they are also a fun project to do again and again. Try out this cute beret so your venture into loom knitting ends with a[More]

How to Make a Wooden Dowel for a Loom

How to Make a Wooden Dowel for a Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-01-10Views:130

A wooden dowel for a loom can be made easily using a router in a router table. Making it yourself enables you to produce the thickness and length that you want for your specific need. Wooden dowels are integral parts of many different looms. They are[More]

How to Tablet Weave on an Inkle Loom

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-01-26Views:130

Tablet weaving, also known as card weaving, dates back to 400 B.C. This technique uses thin cardboard-like playing cards or index cards with yarn passing through the punched holes. By rotating the cards, you create a woven pattern. Inkle looms, which[More]

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