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!!!

Noreen Crone-Findlay

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:

Noreen Crone-Findlay

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

Noreen Crone-Findlay

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

Noreen Crone-Findlay

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

Noreen Crone-Findlay

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…. 🙂



Filed under Loom & looms & small loom weaving, weaving & handwoven

6 responses to “Easels and other useful supports for small looms

  1. Noreen, thanks for all the wonderful ideas, I love the view from your window, very pretty.


    • Thanks, Sharon 🙂 When I look out the window right now, it’s very muted, and the world is filtered by falling snow. It’s a world of white, grey, black and shades of brown. These are all colors that I have been focusing on in my weaving, and I suddenly realized why I love working with them. It’s what I see when I look out my window, so it makes sense that I would unconsciously choose them as my palette.
      That being said, I also love shots of brilliant color- if I can’t have color outside my window, I CAN have it on my looms! 😀


  2. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


  3. What a clever and creative couple you two are! When I looked at the loom sitting on the chair I thought (briefly) Oh, you could use a falling-apart chair as a loom and then I remembered I’m not a weaver and I let that thought drift away…


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