When I saw the article "Sashes of the TOBAS of ARGENTINA" http://www.carolventura.com/pickup.html showing how to weave with warp floats on a small frame loom, I knew that would be part of the fiber adventure.
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Seeing the loom diagrammed by Carol V., I thought of a clipboard. I found a hefty legal size one for 99 cents at a thrift store. About 9 inch by 15 inch.
I cut it down to 13 inch so it would fit in my book bag. Using a fret saw is easy and I can cut curves.
With a drill larger than the rivets, I drilled out the rivets holding the spring clip so it can be removed.
I marked a two inch border, drilled holes in the corners, put the saw blade through the holes, and cut along the lines to open the center of the board.
Board is cut, extra holes are to tie on the dowels. All cut edges were sanded smooth.
As I weave the band will get tight on the loom. The plan is to remove a dowel to create some slack so I can manipulate the band. I read that somewhere on the internet.
Here is the band warped up on the loom.
So far, so good. The simple frame loom is working with a string heddle and shed stick. I'm using a plastic debit card with notches cut as a shuttle and beater.
Have a good day!