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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

In this project, you will build a loom capable of weaving a belt

To complete this Badge Bit, you must:
  -  Post a picture of your materials
  -  Post a picture of the process of making the loom
  -  Post a picture of the finished loom making cloth

Here's some information on building looms: https://permies.com/t/50910/permaculture-fiber-arts-tools/fiber-arts/loom
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I did this a while back: https://permies.com/t/50910/permaculture-fiber-arts-tools/fiber-arts/loom#523826

It's a tablet or 'card' loom.  I made mine out of playing cards.


On the left are examples of commercial weaving cards or tablets.  And you can see the deck of cards I'm using for this project.


measuring it square.


first card cut and holes punched.


loom complete


loom in action.


Staff note (Ash Jackson) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Not submitted for points, but an example of an even simpler loom I made

Get some straight sticks (old broom handles, wooden spoon handles, whatever - just ask before cutting them up)
Cut them to length.



add yarn



weave a bit


all done


The cloth I made becomes the backstrap for the loom - the sticks and that strap go together.  But you can make lots of different style cloths including the belt this BB is for.

And here's the tutorial I used: https://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com/backstrap-basics-an-article-from-weavezine-by-laverne-waddington/
 
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Here is my submission for the Make a Small Loom BB - Textile Aspect - straw.

I learned quite a lot about what works and what does not while I was modifying the loom dowels, measuring and warping the loom, and most specifically to use nylon (or a slick material) for the string heddles.  I used mason line for the heddles because the cotton thread would catch on the warp and not change the shed at all!

To get certified for this BB, I have posted:
- a picture of materials - dowels
- Using a chisel to notch the ends of the dowels
- a picture of putting the warp on the loom - making the loom work
- a picture of the nylon string heddles finished and weaving started
- a picture of the finished loom making cloth
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Several sizes and shapes of dowels and boards.
Several sizes and shapes of dowels and boards.
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Using a chisel to notch the ends of the Loom Bar dowels
Using a chisel to notch the ends of the Loom Bar dowels
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Putting the warp on the loom and securing it to the loom bars
Putting the warp on the loom and securing it to the loom bars
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The nylon string heddles finished and weaving started
The nylon string heddles finished and weaving started
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The assembled (finished) loom making cloth - about 3.5"
The assembled (finished) loom making cloth - about 3.5"
Staff note (r ranson) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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