Leslie Ann Bestor shows you how to assemble the Schacht Cricket Loom.
The Cricket Loom is compact, capable and cute! At only 11" x 18" x 6" and just under four pounds, it's easy to take along. The ten inch weaving width gives plenty of room to make a variety of projects without sacrificing portability. The Cricket is made of high quality maple an apple ply and hard maple and left unfinished. As of April 2010, the Cricket has been redesigned with the ratchet gear and dog on the outside of the loom to make it even easier to adjust tension.
Learn how to warp a loom from back to front with WEBS yarn store founder Barbara Elkins.
This is a great video if it's your first time warping your loom by yourself or if you just need a refresher on how to warp a loom. Barbara will guide you through all the steps you need to successfully warp your loom with even tension.
- Preparing your loom for warping
- Attaching your warp to the back apron rod
- Using a raddle to evenly space your warp
- Winding the warp onto the warp beam
- Threading the heddles
- Sleying the reed
- Tying on the warp to the front apron rod with even tension.
When knitting a garment from the top down, a bound-off hem may be just the right hem if you prefer knitting to sewing. It is similar to the 3-needle bind off where you knit together the live stitches with a strand from the back of your fabric as you bind off. Note that the Bound-Off Hem will be bulkier than a sewn bind-off. Be careful to bind off loosely so your hem has enough stretch.
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