Monthly Archives: November 2012

Easels and other useful supports for small looms

Several weeks ago, we went to the very last garage sale of the season (brrrr).

While we were there,  Jim pointed at a tripod and asked if it would work to support a loom.

I was delighted!  YES!!!

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I twiddled around with a protractor, a compass, and paper, and made a template to make a shelf for it.

Then  I cut 3 notches in a board, and Voila! a perfect shelf to hold my looms.

I can raise or lower the tripod to any height, and tip and tilt it to any angle.

It’s really lightweight, but very sturdily built. What a find!

To say that I am thrilled with it is a huge understatement!

Another wonderful garage sale find was this lovely table top easel:

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It works great for small looms, and also for holding books and patterns:

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Music stands (only the really sturdy ones) are also great for holding books and patterns, and also for holding small looms, too.

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Another really useful support for small looms is a laptop pillow desk….

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I really like that I can smoosh it around to make it sit at the perfect angle for comfortably weaving in my lap.

The flat part of mine is leather, so it’s a touch slippery.

I put a small piece of suede on the surface, which keeps the loom from skittering around.

Also, it works in the car, to support the loom comfortably while I weave and Jim drives 🙂

It’s amazing how many weaving treasures you can find at garage sales.

That’s what keeps me going back to them…. 🙂

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