Building an Inkle Loom

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 Building an Inkle Loom

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 What’s something fun have people been doing for ten thousand years? Weaving! These instructions will help you build a simple inkle loom you can use to weave cloth bands 2-4″ wide and 32″ long. It’s small enough to fit in your lap, it costs next to nothing, and you can make it in less than an hour!
Building materials one 1×4 board at least 3 feet long; one 1×3 board at least 2 feet long; one 3/4″ hardwood dowel at least 3 feet long; one 6 inch bolt, around 1/4″ in diameter, with a washer and wing nut to match; about twelve 1-1/4″ wood screws; wood glue.
Tools tape measure; combination square; saw; drill; 3/4″ drill bit for dowel holes, other drill bits to match bolt and screw sizes; clamp or vise; sandpaper.
Weaving materials a ball or skein of yarn (start with something strong and smooth likecotton), a few feet of clean, strong cotton string.