any info on these small looms?

by Rhonda
(Kansas City, KS)

hello all! this is my first time here. i found this forum while doing a search on a loom i have. our creative arts program just received some donations and in that donation were 8 of these small wooden looms. we took the picture of it sitting on an average size office chair. i'm guessing it's about 18" long (i sent the loom home with someone so they could show a friend, and the others are at the studio! so i can't actually measure them.) on the side, it says "Craft Yarns Pawtucket, Rhode Island". There is an area that has some small holes and a cut out portion; not sure if that is because pieces are missing or what. there are a few more containers, so maybe i'll find more pieces as time goes on!


does anybody know anything about these? i tried searching, and i couldn't find anything. i don't even know how old these are, but they are sturdy. they came from a school that was getting rid of (aka throwing stuff away!!!) misc stuff that they don't use anymore. thanks in advance for any info, i greatly appreciate it!

rhonda

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Oct 21, 2016
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For Sita--4 years later! NEW
by: Anonymous

Sita, I have the same Rigid Heddle loom which measures 24". IT is actually IDENTICAL to the Leclerc Bergere RH loom, still being sold by Leclerc. I believe Leclerc made it for Craft Yarns of Pawtucket, RI, and allowed Craft to use their logo on it.

You can purchase any 24" Leclerc Bergere rigid heddle for your Craft Yarns loom, as they are interchangeable.

Jul 02, 2016
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Inkle NEW
by: Anonymous

It is an inkle loom. Looks like the tension bar is midsing from that open slot.

Feb 20, 2015
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Looking for Loomers in Ri NEW
by: Laura-Lynn

Would love to set up a meeting/chat with some fellow loom knitters in Rhode Island....are ther any other Loomers out there who would be interested in getting together? I would love to make this happen if anyone is interested ...please email me and let me know if you are interested I am Laura-Lynn and I am in South County RI. Please email if interested... I would love to hang out with other looming ladies!
Farawayfly@yahoo.com...
Thank you!
Laura-Lynn

Feb 20, 2015
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Looking for Loomers in Ri NEW
by: Laura-Lynn

Would love to set up a meeting/chat with some fellow loom knitters in Rhode Island....are ther any other Loomers out there who would be interested in getting together? I would love to make this happen if anyone is interested ...please email me and let me know if you are interested I am Laura-Lynn and I am in South County RI. Please email if interested... I would love to hang out with other looming ladies!
Farawayfly@yahoo.com...
Thank you!
Laura-Lynn

Aug 05, 2012
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small looms! OOF! lol! NEW
by: Jen Tavernier

please excuse my typos, I was going a mile a minute and got interrupted, so didn't get to edit/fix! LOL!
Jen (reno, Nv, USA)

Aug 05, 2012
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small (weaving etall looms) NEW
by: Jen

Sita, I hope this helps. I got into looming with the Knifty knitter round looms, and got totally hooked, and frm there into the whole fibreart field. It is actually pretty amazing what you can do with what others might consider "childs toyys." There are tons of them now, a realrennaisance, I think. I have made everything from hats to legwrmers, to blankets, sweaters, and curly-toed elf slippers. I have a new design that it a neck snuggie with a half-food, (like a wide headband. It is going GREAT guns here for the fall and winter - (since it is easy to pull on, and easy to keep your ears warm, off and on, without all the bulk. So you can do tons with all the designs. If you look at round looms, the "darice" round looms are closest to the knifty knitters.(they are not currently makingtem, but they are the industry staple in cheaper round ooms.) Stay away from the Boye looms, they are harder to work with because of the way the hooks on top are configured.
There are a TON of incredible smaller looms, CinDwood is a great quick look at her sigt. everything form different gauges for socks to tents. These are not necessarily true weaving looms, but they are totally fast and rock!

Kids seem to go nts with them, and so do adults. I can't believe how stocked I was. PLUS! You can weave on them - like hats and stuff.

Another loom (peg) that I really want to get/make, is called a peg loom. It is super easy and unreal - in a linear line, -and you can find it if you join ravelry.com (super easy). and check out GROUPS - Pegs and Sticks ( or maybe it is sticks and pegs) - read through it, as these are awesome, and might be a welcome totally fun addition to your art/school.

Really simple to make too.

I wish you tons of luck in all endeavors, and warn you, you might very well become addicted to them ALL! If you go to the facebook one, go to Photo/gallery and just feast your eyes., first.

I am a chorale composer, and costumer. But I never thought I wood literally get avidly hooked on Weaving and looming. Hooyah!

Jen (lyricdancer88 at yahoo dot com) (edit to email setting) I would love to know more about this art/craft things you are doing!

Jen

Aug 05, 2012
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Great information! NEW
by: Mountain High

Thank you so much Jen for this wealth of information. i'll be checking out every website and video you recommend!
Sita

Aug 05, 2012
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any info on these small looms? NEW
by: Jen Tavernier

If you get any others of varying sizes, these links might help or promote more intersts - and there ARE weavers in amonst them all. Ravelry.com (A fibre art MECCA for everyone, is worth checking out too.

Hi There, Here are some more loom links for you, also!

First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, with photos, docs, tutorials, videos, and over 450+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

Come join us on our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/kniftyknitter/
we feature everything you ever wanted to know or share about loom addiction, and if there is a question, we will all find an answer to it!

AND! Do we know where the free patterns are, and have some total looming greats! I hope you join us - as it is all skill levels, from a first hat up to the mega stitches - It goes from, and WAY beyond hat and scarves!

Now - Some other major sites with vids, and very well done ones too - worth becoming a member of, or just visiting -

http://gettinitpegged.com/
this site belongs to Bethany Dailey - tons of free patterns and all things loomy! She also has a yahoo group that has some amazing things in it! Please check it out. She is on the FB loom group all the time, and responds quickly!

This is Kristen's loomknit club.Totally amazing!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoomKnitClub/

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodKnitKisses
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! -

This is the famous Mikey Selick of youtube loom/yarn/fiber fame - he has his own totally cool thing going on. Great friends with Kristen
It is a facebook group join)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crochet-Crowd/116482731742088

And Here is Virginia - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
http://www.simplyintertwined.webs.com/
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.

Come for sure, to (over 900!) loomers on facebook!

There is also a NEW revamped Loom Knitter's Circle Magazine (online )- this is quarterly - but has load of good stuff:
http://www.loomknitterscircle.com/

Hope to see you! Jen

Aug 04, 2012
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Craft Yarns loom NEW
by: Mountain High

Hi,
i don't know how old this conversation is but i'd like to add that i just purchased a Craft Yarns 24" Rigid Heddle loom. It says on one side: Craft Yarns, Pawtucket Rhode Island. It's a pretty straight forward loom and i'm hoping that i will be able to buy additional heddles (there are some available online made by Ashford). If anyone knows anything about the origin of this loom, i'd love to hear more!
Thank you,
Sita
p.s. i'm really glad i found this forum and i'm sure i'll be back with more questions for fellow weavers (i'm just a beginner).

May 19, 2011
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P.S. Oh yeah...
by: Rhonda

I've got 2-1/2 sets of those round looms! And since I had a loopy potholder thingy too, I bought one for our granddaughter. She loves it!

May 19, 2011
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Thanks so much Jen!
by: Rhonda

I really do appreciate your doing that. I keep asking people, but so far not a bit of info on these babies. I'm really hoping it turns into something I can use! Still haven't gone through the other boxes yet to see if there are any more pieces; just haven't had the time!

May 19, 2011
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Mystery loom thing
by: jen

Hey Rhonda - I sent copy of this to a friend who has worked on all kinds of wooden looms - (hey! mine are round and plastic)

it might be a heddle lap loom. or it might be a coll norwegian loom they made those great edge binding ribbons on - (The last weaving loom I had was the loopy potholder one for lids!)
I will let you know what she says -
Jen
They look cool! There might be some more pieces to that -

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