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How to build a simple portable loom from a carton, shoe box, or cereal box. Box lid serves as the loom and supplies can be stored inside.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. M18 (228+)

Weaving. Part 3. A survey of the kinds of looms you can buy. Covers inkle, card weaving, backstrap weaving, rigid heddle frame loom, tapestry loom, and four harness loom.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #67 Feb 1979 (v.6#7) pg. 51

Wedged half-lap joint is designed to replace the tusk-tenon joint traditionally used in loom construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 16

How to construct a frame loom.
HANDMADE Jul-Sep 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 33

The hands that make your looms, an overview of loom manufacturers, profiles of some specific ones and a directory
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 25

Do-it-yourself maintenance for looms and tips on what to look for when buying a used loom.
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 32

A look at old looms, their advantages and disadvantages.
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 36

Built floor stops for the front legs of a loom. Keeps the loom from "walking" forward.
HANDWOVEN Sep 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 38

A look at Colonial tape looms and samples of tapes that can be woven.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 56

Equipment for production efficiency: the loom. Tips on loom selection for a professional weaver.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 26

Add-on treadles for the "Baby Wolf" loom.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 92

An explanation of how counterbalanced looms operate and how they compare with jack and countermarch looms.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1988 (v.9#2) pg. 24

Tip on keeping shafts level in a counterbalanced tie-up.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1988 (v.9#4) pg. 20

Tip: Rubber bands placed on tabby treadles make it easier for feet to identify them.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.10#1) pg. 8

Weaving ideas to use with young children. (1) Tube weaving on a cardboard loom. (2) Trivet woven on a circle of cardboard. (3) Rigid heddle loom made from popsicle sticks. (4) Weaving with drinking straws. (5) Solar dyeing using Kool-aid. (6) Slentra braids.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 22

Selecting and caring for reeds. Includes a reed substitution chart.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 32

Tip for making a device to keep a loom from sliding on a hardwood floor.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 18

Tip suggests putting Rip-Grip (used on skateboards) on loom treadles to improve the grip when weaving barefooted.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1991 (v.12#1) pg. 24

Computer-assisted loom hardware. A comparison of four loom systems.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1991 (v.12#2) pg. 76

Tip describes how to make a treadle minder that signals which treadle is depressed.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 18

How to make a temple to keep fabric on a loom stretched to the correct width.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 33

Thread catcher, woven in plain weave, attaches to the front of the loom with velcro and is held open at the top with lightweight boning.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1993 (v.14#2) pg. 60, 88

Choosing a treadle loom. A comparison of the major features of floor looms and the advantages of each.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1993 (v.14#2) pg. 68

Tip shows a loom device for raising floating selvedges.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 17

How to use a temple during weaving to help keep the cloth a uniform width.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1994 (v.15#4) pg. 48
Added Info HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 9

Tip shows how to weight a loom beater without permanent modification.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 28

Tip shows simple stretching device for keeping selvedges straight when weaving.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1995 (v.16#5) pg. 23

Tip suggests mounting a rearview bicycle mirror to make sure a shed is clear when weaving double weave, rep or with a sticky warp.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 23

A small rigid heddle loom to make to weave tapes and bands. In use, it is clamped to a table top. Includes instructions for warping and weaving a narrow three-color band.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 54

Tip on using mushroom-shaped knobs on selected treadles to help feet select the right treadles.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1997 (v.18#1) pg. 10

Tip tells how to use a clawed bandage holder on each end of a length of elastic to serve as a temple on a small loom.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 21

Moving from a loom with four or eight shafts to a loom with 16 or 24 shafts. Advice on how to explore the new options and put patterns together.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 80

The nomadic loom. How to construct a 2-harness, modified counterbalanced floor loom from tree saplings.
HARROWSMITH #20 Jul 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 89

Choosing a floor loom. Sinking shed and rising shed loom systems are compared.
INTERWEAVE Summer 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 50

Weave with a hand-built frame loom. Details how to build the loom, warp it and weave a mat in plain weave.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #145 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 24

An introduction to belt weaving. Includes instructions for making a simple rigid heddle loom from 12 Popsicle sticks.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 4

Build a table top frame loom. Use it to weave pieces up to 20" wide. Warp it either as a tapestry loom or a regular warp. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1977 (v.147#2) pg. 118

A basic comparison of counterbalance and countermarch looms and their pulley systems.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 2/1990 pg. 35

Fly-shuttle device and draw devices for pattern weaving are described.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 4/1990 pg. 35

Shaft switching on a jack loom. Adapting the development by Peter Collingwood to a 4-harness jack (rising shed) loom. Describes fabricating the shaft switching mechanism, threading, and plotting geometric designs.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #37 Winter 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 70

Draw frame apparatus that can be built to supplement any rising shed loom with a boxed castle.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #40 Fall 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 90

How to make and warp a Navajo frame loom, warping on the loom instead of separate rods.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #43 Summer 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 8

The Dobby Loom explained.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #44 Fall 1980 (v.11#4) pg. 7

The Macroweave Effect. Using bars or rods as weft elements in lieu of yarn to create wall hangings and window blinds that are three-dimensional. Includes instructions for making a crossbar loom.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #46 Spring 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 16

Twenty-harness madness. Description of how a Le Clerc "Dorothy" loom was expanded to 20 harnesses and used to reproduce an 1847 double-weave coverlet. Treadling, tieup and profile of coverlet included.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #48 Fall 1981 (v.12#4) pg. 46

Construct a simple shaft-switching device.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #63 Summer 1985 (v.16#3) pg. 68

Weft-twined weaving. Building the loom. Instructions for a purse to weave.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #63 Summer 1985 (v.16#3) pg. 82

Increasing the reeds efficiency on the loom.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #64 Fall 1985 (v.16#4) pg. 12

How to make a removable "sectional beam" from canvas, twine and roofing nails. The nails serve as the pegs. The canvas ties around the plain beam when a sectional beam is needed.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #65 Winter 1985 (v.17#1) pg. 86

A simple selvage system. Add a supplementary jack to a loom to activate the selvages automatically when weaving with two shuttles.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #76 Fall 1988 (v.19#4) pg. 34

An overview of portable floor and table looms and how to determine which one fits your needs.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #104 Fall 1995 (v.26#4) pg. 30

Alternative or "specialty" looms summarized. Describes triangular, inkle, rigid heddle, bead, card-weaving, backstrap, Navajo and upright tapestry looms.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #105 Winter 1995-96 (v.27#1) pg. 15

Regular maintenance and adjustments for looms summarized.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #106 Spring 1996 (v.27#2) pg. 14

Weave-It looms. A description of how to warp them and weave small squares.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 44
Correction SPIN-OFF Summer 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 117

How to construct two shaft-switching devices for a countermarch or counter-balanced loom.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #32 Spring 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 32, 35

Introduction and designing techniques on the Masterweave loom.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #32 Spring 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 51

The use of the Dobby loom for multi-harness weave manipulation.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #35 Winter 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 9

Shaft-switching on rising shed looms using weighted floating heddles. Includes instructions for building a shaft-switching rack.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #36 Spring 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 63

A shed regulator for counterbalance looms. How to build one based on the LeClerc design so weaves in which three shafts are lifted against one shaft can be woven more easily.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #39 Winter 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 67

A look at loom shed length and methods for controlling it.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #40 Spring 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 76

Annual maintenance routine for a loom outlined.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #44 Spring 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 65
Correction WEAVER'S JOURNAL #45 Summer 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 78

Loom making. A general look at some of the terminology and details involved in the construction of a 4 harness, counterbalance floor loom with underslung beater bar.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 41

Four harness jack loom. Part 1.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 24

Four harness jack loom. Part 2.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 24