Luann's $3.50 Rectangle Loom - picture & text used by permission
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I wanted to share this picture I received from Hand Prepared Fibers on yahoogroups
The nails were $2.50 and I used all of them. Had the other stuff like a little 1/16th inch drill, hammer, stain, and that clear stuff you spray on the stain. I did all the staining the other day. So today all I had to do was put in the nails.
They are 1 inch finishing or panel nails. They have little ridges on them. They are black and you get them in a package in the hardware store. They come in other sizes too so be sure to get the 1 inch. The stand is also a handmade loom. I got it and a 7 foot tri loom for $100 a few years ago. - Luann
Thank you Luann!
Rectangle loom weaving and triangle loom weaving are generally done as continuous yarn weaving. It's a straightforward weaving technique that is often done with one yarn rather than separate warp and weft yarns. You can take the woven triangles or rectangles and sew them together to make larger pieces like shawls or table runners. Or you can make a larger loom and do one bigger piece.
Note: Panel nails come in different colors. I have seen comments recommending the use of black and white nails alternately to help keep track of warping. I will probably do that when I make one of these looms.
You can find files on making and using triangle and rectangle looms on the TriLoom yahoogroup
You will have to join the above yahoogroups to see messages and files. To reduce spam, memberships have to be approved, but usually they are approved promptly. There is no charge to use those yahoogroups.
Or you can search for "triangle looms" and get a ton of hits.
Thank you again Luann for sharing that picture and info. $3.50 for a loom fits a lot of our budgets!
Have a good day!