Roger's Weavingboard is a small, multi-size, multi-shape pin loom. Made on a solid board rather than a frame, the removable pins can be placed in the snug-fit holes to create the size and shape you want. The square, triangle, or rectangle shapes are good for continuous strand weaving, but could be used for other weaving styles.
An 8"/4" weavingboard with 1/4" pin spacing. This board is made of oak veneer plywood. I can also use melamine, a vinyl coated hardboard. Weavingboards of the 10" and smaller sizes can be made of solid oak wood. Looms come with sufficient nails to complete the largest square plus the large diagonal. You could weave two triangles and leave them on the weavingboard until the hypotenuse edges were stitched together. I have not tried this. Nails are not inserted for shipping. I use 15 guage stainless steel finish nails.
Showing several small weavings made from this size. The reason the larger size on the board is double the smaller size: For patchwork, multiple small weavings could be joined to make a block the same size as the single larger block. You can see that two of the small triangles would equal a small square. four small squares would equal a large square. The sizes I have been making are 3"/6", this 4"/8", 5"/10". I make the 1/4" spacing unless other spacings are requested, just to try to keep it simple. In the past I have used an even finer 3/16" spacing, the standard 3/8"spacing. I could use 5/16" spacing; since I now have a hypotenuse template for 5/16" side rail spacing also. I have some of these 1/4" square spaced weavingboards made, contact me using the info given on the triangle or rectangle pages to inquire.
Finishing the single last strand on a 4"/8" rectangle, using the right-return continuous strand weaving method. This 2square rectangle could be a part of a quilt type design. 2 of these rectangles would equal one large square, 2 small squares would equal one rectangle this size. Rectangle weaving inst. available on the rectangle loom page.
Weaving a square, continuous strand weaving. This is a melamine weavingboard. A little heavier in weight than other wood, but the contrasting background makes it easy to see the yarn strands. Look for square weaving inst. on square loom page. Nails can be removed from holes with fingers, or sometimes small pliers may need to be used. I include rubber fabric grippers to help pull out the nails by hand.
Triangle continuous strand weaving on same weavingboard. I have triangle weaving instructions on the triangle loom page, or you can find them on youtube under weaving on the triangle. I am willing to make weavingboards to order. Until my supply of stainless steel finish nails runs out. The source of good nails with smooth heads is not there. Finish nails from the hardware store work well, except that they have no rust protection.
These looms are not a toy, and small finishing nails could be a hazzard to children.
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