I’ve been searching both the web and the archives here in Gatherings for plans to build a simple loom for my granddaughter. She’s just turned 10 and is enthusiastic about all sorts of craft things. I’ve located several sites that ~sell~ plans but was kinda hoping I could find something with just some pictures of the parts and pieces and a general idea of how they go together. I understand the process of weaving and basically how a loom works, just need to fill in a few details. I’m a reasonably competent woodworker so don’t need a kit of parts.
This would be a smallish, very basic two frame table loom. I’m not really clear on what’s meant by a “rigid heddle” loom vs …. whatever. Thus, I guess, is my quandry with respect to buying plans for a loom when I’m not really understanding what might be appropriate for this age group. I think I want to get beyond a simple frame loom and move to one that would permit weaving simple scarves and other narrow pieces of some length.
Thanks for any suggestions.
From Beautiful Skagit Co. Wa.