- One plastic take away box
- A craft knife
- Permanent marker
- Thin thread (I used a fine crochet cotton)
- Scrap yarn
I also used, but you don't necessarily need, a crochet hook and a double pointed knitting needle...
Step 1: Prepare the loom
With the thin thread, you need to prepare the warp threads - the ones that run top to bottom. Sticky tape/hold a piece of thread against the bottom of the box, towards the middle, and start to wrap the thread around the box, hooking it into the notches that you've already cut on each rotation - make sure you line up 1-1, 2-2 etc otherwise you'll end up with wide gaps in places. I tied the 2 ends of the warp thread together at the base, pulling all of the threads together tightly in the centre of the base.
I cut a bobbin/shuttle shape from a piece of cardboard, and wrapped my yarn onto it, to make it easier to move my yarn through the warp threads.