Friday, October 11, 2013

New Projects Looming Before Me

I am on the looming kick again and decided to construct a small 3' loom for making some neck scarves.     I remember making a triangle loom a few years back and also a 12" square loom but darn I forgot how I made them - lol!

Google to the rescue!    Found lots of info, found my drill, found my nails and wood glue.   Off to Home Depot for wood.    Also remembered that I had joined a Yahoo Tri-Loom group and found one on Ravelry too.   Lots of great  help on both sites.

This is what it looked like as I started out. 

Yes I pre-drilled my nail holes - so much easier and less chance of splitting the wood.  Since I don't have a work shop or fancy tools I had to rely on a hack saw to cut the pieces.  

Of course I did not measure right, so some of the joins were wonky.  After smoothing out the edges and filling the gaps with wood glue, my loom measured 4 feet.  What?   How did that happen?
Oh well, turns out that this is a much better size for a neck scarf.

Grabbed some grey Red Heart worsted wt and wove away.    I attached the fringe after with a crochet hook.

Now off the loom

And viola - a neck scarf!

Throwing more yarn on the loom for another scarf and having fun!

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Wow wish I knew how to throw something on the loom. Its lovely and I'm impressed. I am knitting a ribbon scarf for my grandaughter, and wanting to be done with it.