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Square Looms


Types of Square Looms I make. I have looms for sale at                        www.etsy.com/shop/RogersLooms

Pinwheel stye adjustable square looms
These adjust by moving all 4 corners to a smaller setting, causing the excess rails to stick out in all 4 directions.  Does not morph into anything but a square.
  I can make these with the 8mm (5/16")  spacing or the coarser 3/8" spacing.
   
  I have made larger pinwheel square looms and could do so for a custom order..  I can't make a fine sett square loom of this type unless I go to Las Vegas or Flagstaff to get the thicker wood.  So this would cost more to make.

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                               $90.00 plus shipping  Sold out  Call or email to order one.


    This is my new 24" Hideaway adjustable square loom with 8mm (5/16") pin spacing. The measurements are for the sides of the square, not the diagonal. Square looms can be woven using the continuous strand weaving method, or warped and woven conventionally. It adjusts in 'pinwheel' method, so each smaller adjustment has the extra rail sticking out in 4 directions. You can see this in the photos, the largest 3 sizes shown here. In my opinion, this type loom is more practical when used in the larger sizes, but depends on how you want to use it. You could use it on your lap, on a table, or with an easel. The sizes are: 24, 21, 18, 15, & 12 inches. I am also listing one that adjusts from 36" down to 24" in 3 inch increments.

    Made with oak wood and has a hand-rubbed Minwax finish. Fastens with 2 screws at each corner, the holes for the screws have been pre-tapped and you can use a Phillips screwdriver or a square driver to install the provided screws.

Ships USPS Priority mail or other Postal method unless you request UPS.  UPS would be excessive to Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada. 

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                                                             $125.00 plus shipping   2 in stock late Dec. 2013

This is my new Hideaway 36" adjustable square loom with 8mm (5/16") pin spacing. This measurement is for the sides of the square made by the pins, a full 36" square weaving area. Not the diagonal. Square looms can be woven using the continuous strand weaving method, or warped and woven conventionally. It adjusts in 'pinwheel' method, so each smaller adjustment has more rail sticking out in 4 directions. You can see this in the photos, only the largest 3 sizes are shown. In my opinion, this type loom is more practical when used in the larger sizes, but depends on how you want to use it. Probably too big to use it on your lap but could by used on an easel. The sizes are: 36, 33, 30, 27 & 24 inches. I am also listing one that adjusts from 24" down to 12" in 3 inch increments.

Made with oak wood and has a hand-rubbed Minwax finish. Fastens with 2 screws at each corner, the holes for the screws have been pre-tapped and you can use a Phillips screwdriver or a square driver to install the provided screws

I have USPS boxes for these for Priority Mail or can ship less expensive Postal method, or UPS

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Hideaway Tri/Square Looms

     These are
5-piece square loom sets that include a triangle hypotenuse so that you could weave squares or triangles with matching side dimensions.   I can make these with 1/4" (6.35mm) spacing, 5/16" (8mm) spacing, or 3/8" (9.5mm) spacing.  Has 2 fasteners at each square corner for stability.  The 5-piece set can make a triangle loom with sides to match a square.  The 18" measurement of these Tri/Square looms I have made here is for the sides of the square, NOT the diagonal.  The diagonal of the square would be the same as the hypotenuse of the triangle, or 25.5 inches. In other words, makes a 25.5 inch triangle loom.   I could make other sizes of these Tri/Squares on custom order, price to be determined.

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                                              $125.00 plus shipping - 2 in stock Dec. 2013.


Use 4 of the 5 oak wood pieces to make a square loom, 18 inches on each side, pins 1/4" apart. Good for fine yarn. Use 3 rails to make a triangle 18" on the short sides (1/4" spacing) and 25.5" on the long side (9mm spacing). All holes for the bolts are pre-drilled. The sunken nuts are not visible from the front. The bolts are stainless steel so are rust proof. No fasteners protrude in the back, so each loom would be smooth if used on your lap. Assembles with a phillips screwdriver, not provided.

I also am making this loom set with slightly coarser pin spacing, which I call medium spacing. The coarser spacing might be best for heaver yarn and if a looser weave is desired.

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                                                            $125.00 plus shipping - 2 in stock Dec. 2013.
 


     5 piece frame loom set, lets you make either an 18 inch square loom with 4 of the pieces, or a triangle loom with 18 inch sides with 3 pieces. Pin spacing on the square loom and the triangle sides is 8 mm, equal to 5/16". This pin spacing is half way between the fine and coarse spacing plan. When the triangle is assembled, it has .442 inch spacing on the hypotenuse, which has a weaving length of 25.5" on that long side. Made of oak wood. Uses rust proof metal bolts and sunken nuts; not visible from the front or back. Assembles with a flat screwdriver, not supplied.

     These two shapes could be used to make a woven bedspread by piecing together triangles and squares patchwork style.  This Square/Tri Loom does not make a rectangle shape.

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My square loom continuous weaving instructions pdf.  You can find videos on youtube that might be helpful.  There are several ways to start the weaving.

Continuous Strand Weaving
can be done on a square loom.  It is most similar to that done on a triangle loom.  I have this pdf file on how to do it, and you can look on you tube for videos.  A square loom has equal numbers of pins on all four sides in order to do continuous strand weaving.

Warp and Weft Weaving
I don't know what else to call it, maybe potholder weaving.  You warp the loom by lacing the yarn back and forth in one direction, then weave a weft across the warp.  You could finger-weave or you could weave a hook through to pull through each weft.  If you used a shed stick to save a shed, it would be faster, and a shuttle could be used.  If you tie hettle loops on every other strand, and use a shed stick for the alternate strands, you can really go fast with a shuttle.  That way alternate sheds can be held open for the shuttle.  You can weave this way on a rectangle loom also.  I have photos of this on the rectangle loom page or on one of the pdf files there.  When weaving warp&weft on a square or rectangle the number of pins on the length in relation to the width doesn't matter, so you can get the shape you want.  A plus for any type weaving on a pin-frame loom:  The sides of the weaving won't tend to draw in as the side pins keep the sides straight.

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