3/03/2013

Simple Weaving Loom DIY

So I have been a little obsessed with weaving lately. I've been dreaming of pretty wall hangings and making dresses out of hand woven knits. I tried to figure out the cheapest way to make a weaving loom  and for me, that was stealing some wood from the scrap bin at school and just giving it a try, and guess how much I spent! 3 dollars! I cant complain Heres how I did it:
*DISCLAIMER* I am no expert in wood crafting! Just wanted a way to try a new form of crafting without spending a fortune! I am happy with the results!
What you'll need: Brush or towel, Sandpaper, Wood, Nails, Paint
1. Start sanding! My goal was to get it smooth enough to not snag thread or give me splinters.
2. Paint!
3. Measure how far apart you want your nails. I chose 1/4 of an inch apart.
4. Mark the measurements!
5. Hammer! Clearly I am no expert in hammering nails to wood but it did the trick
6 Your done! wrap thread around the nails and start weaving.
I liked the way that I can change the length from project to project. taped the loom to my table to make it easier to use.
Have a good week everyone!
-Miranda

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! We have been thinking about weaving something, but not really sure yet since all the things we'd want to do would be huge! Thanks for sharing and encouraging us! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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