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Thread: My two looms!!!

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    I got two looms today from craigslist for 50 dollars for both. I don't know anything about them, so comments are welcome!!
    Do I need to get a shuttle for the loom??
    Thanks :)
    Emily
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    I bet you are going to have a lot of enjoyment out of these :D:D:D Great find!!!

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    I would love to learn how to use one. GREAT find.

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    What a neat idea. You are going to have a great time learning how to use them. :thumbup:

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    I have watched other use looms and am amazed. Have a "very small" table top one , not anything fancy really just a childs to try. Lucky you :thumbup:

    Keep us posted

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    Lucky you! Enjoy your new "old" looms!

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    Oh my, those are cool. I have no idea how they work. Have fun learning.

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    My Aunt used to weave blankets, placemats etc. I love the look of the results.

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    Very cool! I've always wanted to try one! Have fun!

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    How neat! Bet you will have a blast with these. Thank You for sharing. Sounds like a bargain.

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    very nice.lots of places online to look and yes you need shuttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I would love to learn how to use one. GREAT find.
    Me too! :thumbup:

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    I am having tons of fun with them :) :)

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    Your looms look like a real find. They appear to be handmade by someone and from what I can see they are two harness. There should be a basic book on weaving at your library. Yes, you will need a shuttle to weave. You will also need warp thread and then thread for the shuttles. Determine what you want to do for your first projects and that will determine what type of warp and weft thread you need. Placemats would be good as a learner project. I use to weave years ago and can look up a source for supplies for you if you don't have a local shop. PM me if necessary and have fun.

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    Oh so nice. What a buy. I wouldn't know what to do with them but I love the old sewing stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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    wow great score,I dream of learning to weave

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