L is for Loom

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What is it?
A loom is used to weave threads together to create various textiles. There are many different kinds of loom, ranging from simple handlooms to mechanical looms such as the Jacquard loom.

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Loom by quimby on Flickr, CC 2.0

Where can I buy one?
If you’re starting out, a peg loom is a good place to begin. The Hand Weaving Company has some great starter kits which you can buy from their online shop. Many craft shops will sell a variety of looms in different shapes and sizes to suit your project needs.

What can I use it for?
Looms are great for making relatively quick work of large items like tablecloths, shawls, rugs and blankets. You can find some great tips and inspiration over on Pinterest.

Why do you like it?
My favourite use for the loom is for weaving, it makes it so easy to create intricate patterns. You can make your loom as complex or as simple as you like and weaving is a fun rainy day craft to do with children.

Do you prefer to use a loom for knitting or weaving? Do you have any top tips?

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