This instructable will teach you how to create your own DIY loom made out of sticks and strings. All you need to get started is a couple of sticks, yarn, scissors, and cardboard. The Sticks and Strings Loom is a simple, fun, and inexpensive way for beginners to warp, weft, and weave!
Please refer to ChrysN's weaving glossary for help with weaving terminologies.
Step 1: Materials You Will Need
+ Strings: Strings, yarns, or threads that have strong and smooth qualities. I recommend using two colors for the warp, dark and light. You may use more colors for the weft (the string that is woven into the warp), if desired.
+ Cardboard / Cardstock: ~ 5x7 inches.
+ Scissors: For cutting strings and cardboard.
+ Shuttle: To weave weft string across the loom.
No worries if you do not have a shuttle, a cardboard shuttle works great as well.
+Measuring Tape / Stick: Not necessary but can be a useful tool.
Step 2: Preparing the Warp
As far as determining the width of your first project, start small - you don't want to spend too much time setting up the warp. The more strings you use, the more time it will take. For this instructable, I used a total of twenty-four strings - twelve dark and twelve light colored.
Once all strings have been cut, knot one end of the warp and tie the knotted end to something sturdy, like a chair, door knob, or a tree if you want to weave outside!