I would like some opinions...

fuzzed's picture

I'm working on a new project and would like to know what others think about it. I am working on a design for a small hand loom similar to a Weavette, but mine is adjustable from about 2" up to about 6" in 1/2" increments. It would be lasercut from acrylic and even come with a 7" lasercut needle. Although in all honesty I'm not sure how functional the needle would actually be, but if a person has other weaving needles or an afghan crochet hook then the needle is superfluous. But I'd like to know what those of you who have used these small looms think of my idea? Here's a link to some computer generated renderings of what it would look like.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tiltawhorl/LaserLoom#

I've ordered a prototype to see how it all goes and if my designing was up to snuff as far as the lasercutting and it fitting together properly. If it goes well and there's interest I'm hoping to start selling these in my Etsy shop.

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michaelpthompson's picture

That does look pretty cool.

That does look pretty cool. And adjustability is a real plus. Let us know how things work out.

Loom Dude's picture

Awesome design, and having a

Awesome design, and having a loom that is adjustable is a total bonus. It should make increasing and decreasing soooo much easier.

Greg
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michaelpthompson's picture

So LoomDude, how do you

So LoomDude, how do you increase and decrease? I've only used looms a couple of times, but this would be helpful to know.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Pretty interesting concept

Pretty interesting concept and I think it would work out quite well. I don't use my weave-it looms very often but this looks like a great idea because of the versatility and not having to keep track of several looms at once. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Crafty Andy's picture

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It has a very neat look, clean and very portable, good job

vsidart's picture

Looks neato- I'd want one.

Looks neato-
I'd want one. Although the needle is probably superfluous for most who are looking at it here, from a marketing standpoint you really should include one. When people buy a "kit" as it were, they expect to need little or no additional supplies (remember those little packets of glue that came with model kits when you were a kid?)

My two cents. Great concept!

smalltownknitguy's picture

I have an old set of hex and

I have an old set of hex and square/rectangle looms from the 80's (I inherited from my great aunt who was the queen of all thinks crafty.). I think these would be a welcome addition to my set because my pegs have broken and the clips have seen better days. Let us know when they are ready.

Mnjack's picture

I like the idea of being

I like the idea of being able to adjust the loom easily. Looks like a winner, nice job.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Hey Ed! I've never done

Hey Ed! I've never done weaving, but I think your design concept is very cool and sleek! Kudos!

Bill's picture

Love it! Ed...could the

Love it!
Ed...could the pieces be tumbled so they are slightly rounded?

fuzzed's picture

The company just does laser

The company just does laser cutting and engraving, nothing else. I don't think tumbling is an option.

mysterJay's picture

I think it looks great. I

I think it looks great. I like the idea of it having its own matching weaving needle. I would be curious to know how well it works.

WonderMike's picture

I think it's a pretty

I think it's a pretty awesome idea!! I'd like one, please. :-)