Starting in July 2013, I will no longer be using Ebay, Etsy, or PayPal. I will be cutting back on sales, but doing custom orders and sales using the telephone and postal mail. All these online sales and payment systems are very good and beneficial to buyers and sellers, when considered apart from outside influences.
I have always had some customers who preferred doing business through the mail and sending Money Orders for payment. This is kind of like going back to the old ways, but it works every time it is tried. I know this could be seen as an inconvenience for a lot of people. This is my circumstance and this is how I need to operate now. You can find triangle looms on Ebay if you want instant results, but I think I am about the only source for looms with finer pin spacing. As of Nov. 2013, I have an email address you can use to contact me. It is; roger (symbol for 'at') weavingboard.com Use this rather than a phone call if you prefer.
To make a custom order or to order a loom that I have listed below, make a phone call to me at the area code for all of northern AZ, prefix seven one six, 1715. Contacting me this way will ensure you that I will hold the item for you until payment is received. Also I will need to give you the mailing address and pay-to information. First I will have to get your zip postal code in order to figure the exact shipping, without handling charge, to your location. I may have to package the loom first to get the shipping weight and dimensions thus the actual shipping cost. So it will take some back-and-forth communication. At least you will know I am a real person, not just an email address. I have a good reputation on Etsy and have lots of repeat customers. You will not be asked for payment until I have your shipping charge figured out. In case of a custom order, I will not ask for payment until the loom is completely finished and packaged for shipment.
Returns - I live in a place with no UPS or USPS delivery. I ship items by taking them to town, an 80 mile round trip. When I was selling on Ebay and Etsy I did not take returns, and no one ever questioned that. When I am making a loom for someone experienced in continuous weaving on the triangle, I do not have to consider that they won't be able to master the technique. Of course I stand by the loom as a quality, usable product.
Adjustable triangle looms
I can now make a 'pinwheel style' adjustable triangle loom in various sizes. Here I have a 3' loom in the medium sett that adjusts down to a 2 1/2', 2', & 1 1/2' size too. Photo shows the 2 1/2' size. Shown with white nails, I also have one that has brown nails. Price: $120 plus shipping. The 3' size is a full 36" along the hypotenuse (long) side of the triangle. The smaller you adjust this type of loom, the more you have extra wood rails sticking out in 3 directions. Still, it is practical for use when it adjusts down a foot or two smaller than the largest hypotenuse measurement. I can now make these trilooms as large as you want. I can use the mediuim sett pin spacing which is .442" on the hypotenuse and 5/16" (8mm) on the side rails. Or upon order, the standard coarser spacing. I cannot make them in the fine sett.
"Full Size" Adjustable Hideaway 79" Triangle Loom, Medium pin spacing
My triangle looms have evolved to this model, can be made in various sizes. Posted here Feb. 18, 2014
This loom was made to equal the hypotenuse length of Sprigg's "Full Size", "7 foot" adjustable triangle loom. What is different from that loom is the price and the finer pin spacing. 180 pins on each side. It is actually 79" measured pin to pin on the hypotenuse. I prefer to name it Hideaway 79" triangle loom, as it is 5" short of 7'. Adjusts down to 5 smaller sizes in 6" + increments. Price: $290 Plus shipping. Longest piece is almost 7' long so ships in a 7' plus long tube.
Shown adjusted down one size, which would be about 6' plus 1 inch.
Now adjusted to just over 5.5'. There are 2 smaller settings, not shown.
This shows how 2 bolts are used at each corner, turning into sunken, hidden zinc dowel nuts. The pin spacing is closer than on Sprigg's adjustable triangle loom. Better for fine yarn, like some homespun.
The brand I am using. I also can use 'Hideaway Homestead' brand that has the same cabin logo, for a custom order. Or use no brand at all.
84" Adjustable Triangle Loom, Medium pin spacing
Now finished as of Feb. 26, 2014. Same as photos above, but with a full 84" measurement on the long side. Also has 'Golden Oak' minwax wood finish rather than the Cherry stain shown above. Has 7 adjustment settings. Other than the full 84" setting, the other settings are exactly the same as the 79" adjustable triloom pictured above. Price: $310.00 plus shipping. Contact me to buy this or for your custom order. I could make the largest setting and the smaller adjustments at custom sizes. I may be able get Maple or Birch wood also.
Basic oak trilooms (single size,
3-rail construction, does not change size or shape) I have decided to
make adjustable trilooms so want to sell these out. So as of Feb. 1014 I
would take off another 20% from prices below in this section. I can make these in fine sett.
Fine sett 3' basic oak triloom (non adjustable). This loom does not
have a brand, don't know how this happened. You could order a loom
without a brand, or with the "Hideaway" or "Hideaway Homestead" brand
I have made a price list for basic, simple 3-piece oak triangle
looms. It makes it simpler to have the same prices for the fine sett,
medium sett, and standard set trilooms. Shipping is in addition to
these prices. Look for larger trilooms that adjust to several sizes.
Size Price Fine Sett In stock Med Sett in stock Std. Sett in stock
2' $75.00 - 2 - 2
3' $90.00 - 2 - 2
4' $110.00 - 1 - 2
5' $135.00 - -
The 5' size will have to be in a package that goes over the UPS length
for their regular shipping cost. It adds about $9 to the cost of the
I have a fine sett 6' triloom with take-down hypotenuse rail in stock, Feb. 2014. Price: $180 plus shipping (regular priced UPS shipping due to shorter box)
Modular Triangle Looms
I am phasing out of this style of triloom construction. I have only the 7' model left. My large triangle looms will be 'adjustable' like those shown above.
These modular looms possible only in Medium Sett
or Standard Sett. Could be considered adjustable looms as they can make
several sizes of looms. The right side of the 2-piece hypotenuse can
be changed out to a shorter piece, then the new hypotenuse length is
moved down the 'v' of the sides rails to a new position and bolted in
place there. The modular trilooms ship at regular UPS rates.
The loom shown here is $275.00 plus shipping. In stock Feb. 2014.
Triloom or Rectangle loom tripod easel stands.
These are made of pine or fir wood. The price is $150.00 plus shipping.
Ships as a long package with UPS, costs more than a regular length package. Ships UPS. Length of the legs is approx. 75 inches, makes a over-length
Left to Right;
The tripod stand set up for use, folded flat for temporary storage, and
disassembled for shipping. The toggle blocks can be positioned at 9
separate positions on the front legs. You could have a triangle loom
mounted with one block lower or higher to get more than 8 height
settings, because a triangle point-down will float to level. The outer
toggle tightens on the loom rail like a clamp. The inner block is a
spacer that the loom actually sits on. I the inner blocks of
3/4" oak wood which is the same thickness as the triangle looms I make.
I could change these 'floating blocks' to a thickness to match a loom
you have. Chains fasten the
front legs to the back leg, noty visible in these photos. I still use
the Hideaway Homestead brand on these. Finished with golden oak MinWax
wood finish to protect the wood. I provide good printed assembly
Pin Spacing Choices:
Fine Sett: Hypotenuse, slightly less than 3/8" (9mm) Sides, exactly 1/4"
Medium Sett: Hypotenuse, .442" Sides, exactly 5/16" (8mm)
Standard 1/2" Sett: Hypotenuse 17/32" Sides, exactly 3/8"
You can see that the Medium Sett is exactly half way between the fine sett and the standard sett I have been using.
Brand Choices - Woodburned on the oak wood.
Aluminum bracket choices
I was using these for "modular" trilooms but my new Adjustable trilooms will not be using these. I can make custom order for a non-adjustable 6' or less triloom and use this bracket to make a take-down, 2-piece hypotenuse so that the loom stores and ships in a shorter box.
Doubling up when triloom weaving
Experienced weavers can do anything on a standard (1/2") sett triloom that can be done on a fine sett loom. I you move a loop back to the pin used on the previous loop, that is doubling. If you put two loops on each pin, you would have twice as many strands. If you only doubled on every-other pin, you would have exactly the same strand spacing as a fine sett loom.
Single weave on standard sett loom. The yarn is a fine handspun fingering mohair yarn.
Double weave on same loom with same yarn. Each pin ends up with two loops on it. You weave normally, but when you have a loop done, you can put it back on the last pin and straighten the weaving accordingly. The next loop will stay on its pins, then the nex one will join it. Both weavings are pictured while still on the loom. You can see where the yarns can be evened out better before weaving is removed from loom.
Formula for figuring yardage on a triangle loom.
Multiply the length of the hypotenuse (long side) times the number of pins on one side. There are the same number of pins on each side, so it doesn't matter which side. That will give you the length of yarn needed. If the measurement of the long side is in feet, you can divide the result by 3 to get the length in yards. If that length is in inches, divide by 36 to get yards.
This is a pdf file to show how to do Basic Continuous Strand Weaving on the Triangle. bastriwve.pdf
Click on it to view or save.
Do It Yourself Tips
A triangle loom needs to have an equal nr. of nails on all 3 sides. Count the corner nails when counting each side. The spacing on the long (hypotenuse) side is greater than the two short sides. For a standard 1/2inch sett, you can use 3/8" spacing for the short sides, then 17/32" for the long side. This is a little more than 1/2", but this is the exact ratio you need to make it work. 9mm on the sides and exactly 1/2" on the hypotenuse will work also.
You can use a rule with 1/16ths of an inch markings, and make your marks on the rule halfway between the 16ths, and get the exact marks you need for the hypotenuse. If you get a 4' aluminum rule, it will have measurements on both edges, and you can have the 3/8" marks on the other edge. I have holes drilled in a rule like this for both 3/8 and 17/32", but you can just mark the points with a fine sharpee.
There are many ways to join wood to make the triangle. If you make the marks or holes before you join the wood, it is easier to figure out where to cut the wood. This lets you put the row of nails right where you want on the rails, getting the row of nails as close as you want to the edge. Getting the correct number of nails and the correct spacing is more important than getting the exact angle of the triangles, but with the spacting ratio shown above, the angles will turn out right.