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Weaving Looms

Have you ever wanted to learn weaving? Does the idea of creating fabric for different uses catch your fancy? Or have you mastered the basics and you're looking out for a newer, larger, or different loom? Many of us have tried weaving of some kind in school, whether it was paper strips or a cardboard loom. If you want to try making fabric, you have so many choices, from pin looms all the way up to floor size looms.

Small, Handheld Looms Aren't Just for Kids

Pin looms, square looms, rectangle looms, triangle looms and circle looms are not just for kids. You may be familiar with the potholder looms that are sold for kids' crafting time, but what you may not know is many adults use similar looms to create small fabric squares that can be sewn together to make blankets, toys and even clothes.

Rigid Heddle Loom

Rigid heddle looms are considered good looms for beginners. They are essentially two harness looms. You can weave light fabrics on them to make things like placemats, tea towels, shawls and scarves. When looking at rigid heddle looms, check out if it comes withmaterials or if you will need to buy extra weaving tools and supplies.

Inkle Looms

Inkle looms are used to make strips or bands of fabric. You can use them to make belts among other things. There are many different weaving patterns and instructional media that you can use. Inkle looms can be relatively small or compact and be found in table and floor looms.

Large Looms: Floor Size

Floor looms refers to the size rather than the style of loom. You can find both inkle and rigid heddle looms in floor sizes. You can also find more complicated looms, ones with more harnesses and treadles than rigid heddle loom. Floor looms with more harnesses can handle much more complex designs than other looms.

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