Now that I made a simple frame loom I was ready to try it out. This is my first attempt at weaving so I started with something small and simple.  It is made using two weft colours and a simple pattern in the centre.  As I am still in the learning process please feel free to leave comments, suggestions or criticisms; also let me know if I didn't explain things clearly.

I included a glossary to help with the weaving terminology.

Step 1: Materials

<p>This seems to be an easier project than others on Instructables! Thanks for the detailed instructions and clear photos. </p><p>Now, to get a cat to help me...</p>
<p>Lovely. I really may try this! For future reference, it's 'taut'. Grammar Nerd : )</p>
<p>Awesome! I do believe I can learn this craft! Thank you for the detailed instructions. I'm so excited to get started!</p>
<p>Great instructions! But where did you purchase the loom and the shuttles? I can't find the ones in the picture.</p>
<p>I mean the heddle</p>
<p>I made my own, here are instructions: </p><p>https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Frame-Loom-for-Weaving/</p>
GREAT instructions!!! How do you figure dimensions of the finished work?
It depends on the thickness of the yarn and the number of warp strands.
I found your how to on making your loom and then followed it here to this one. Great jobs, by the way. I will have no problem making my own, but I do have a couple of questions.... <br>Does the hedle stay put? I mean, is there enough tension on the end pieces of the hedle to keep it up or down and not falling sideways? <br>If not, do you then just hold up the hedle with one hand and push the shuttle through with the other, then let it drop and push the shuttle back through? <br>The piece is limited by the width of the loom, but what about the length? Is there a way to make something longer? <br>I guess I could make several hedles for the same loom for different numbers or guage of weft? from something with say 10 wefts per inch to about 4 wefts per inch? <br>Any suggestions on that part? <br>This was a pretty cute project for your first attempt! KUDOS!!! <br> <br>Keep craftin <br>Chrystalkay
Thanks for your comment.<br> <br> You move and hold the heddle up and down by hand while you pass the shuttle through.<br> Unfortunately with this type of loom the length is limited to the length of the loom . With <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Scrapwood-Loom/" rel="nofollow">this</a> loom here you can adjust the length with a post in the back, though it is a bit harder to make.<br> <br> You can make different heddles for different guages, I haven't made any other heddles myself but that is definitely a great way to make your loom more versatile.<br> <br>
Thank you for your quick answer and for the link. I like the simplicity of your design better than the more complicated on in the link, but it did give me an idea. I will just add a simplified roll up bar on the front and back. His instructions are great for those with machines, but I am stuck with a dremel, a drill, and a jigsaw. I will figure out a way to make it work but don't hold your breath for pictures. I already have several parts of the loom that I can use, but this year's Christmas gifts are far from complete. And until they are, I won't be taking on another project. But won't everyone be surprised next year when I have home loomed gifts for them! <br>Thank you for your help! <br>And about how tight to make the weft, I guess it will just be trial and error to start with.
Amazing job. Keep it up
Having become severely visually impaired in the last 2 years, this and the preceding instructable both look like things I can do even with my limited sight. I think as soon as I return home from this most recent surgery I'll have to attempt them both =)
I really enjoyed this project it was very interesting to learn about weaving and building a loom, hope you enjoy it too. Good luck with your surgery.
This is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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