Weaving anyone!!!!??????

ksmarguy's picture

Hi Guys!

My BF is feeling left out of the knitting fold (he does not want to knit) but I have taught two of our friends to knit and he wants something to do as well. Crochet also holds no interest to him, but he is intrigued by weaving. I have googled and not come up with alot of good info for beginning weavers. I want to get him a loom type thing for his birthday next month, but don’t want to spend a ton since he is not sure if he would like it. Is there a good beginners loom out there for under $75.oo???

Thanks for any help

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ksmarguy's picture

Thanks guys...I will be

Thanks guys...I will be looking into some of these things. Hopefully find something for him that he likes...although last night he tells me: "Maybe I want to try photography." Go figure....men, they are so damn wishy-washy and non-committal :D

Marknits's picture

The rigid heddle loom and

The rigid heddle loom and the Tapestry rigid frame looms are good ideas! I might also suggest Card weaving, it works up quickly and in an hour or so he could have bracelet done, a belt in an evening or two. It would probably be his cheapest introduction to the art of weaving... before he works his way up to a sixteen harness/eight treadle floor loom that takes up your whole living room and the entire budget of some 3rd world countries' governments.

QueerJoe's picture

Check out various "rigid

Check out various "rigid heddle" looms. These are some of the more simple looms that will let him learn the basics of warping a loom and basic weaving techniques.

Once he's hooked, it will start to get a lot more expensive (from what I understand).

Try this link:

http://www.woolery.com/Pages/rigidheddle.html

MMario's picture

check out Inkle looms. Even

check out Inkle looms.

Even cheaper - you can make a frame of canvas stretchers from an art supply store, use small brads inserted at each end to wrap a warp, and then needle weave with a tapestry needle.

or even simpler - see fram loom

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