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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Green Mountain Vermont Bookmark on the Box Tape Loom

While in Vermont I got the opportunity to work on my Box Tape Loom. I made this one, my second loom after my blue paddle with the painting of George and Elizabeth Jeppe, my Brooklyn NY great grandparents.

The Box Looms are easy to make. All you need is a rectangular box from Michaels or the Thrift store, and attach a picture frame that has dowels inserted vertically.  Drill two holes in the back of the box, about an inch below the top of the box.  Insert a 3/4"- 1" dowel. Put a hole and pin in one side so it will not slide out, put a gear or wheel with cogs on the other side. Attach a stop stick with a bolt and wing nut and a stop for that.   Just look at the photo!  You do not need a front take up beam inside or the small slot hole, I use my back strap on this one too.  I also added a table break in the back so it will not slide toward me when tightening the tension. I tacked a piece of cloth to the beam which has a dowel to hold the warp threads, but that is optional.

And so I made this Green Mountain Bookmark!

Here is the pattern draft to follow. You can repeat twice or move the elements around to suit your own taste.

Thread Count: 38

Blue: 11
Yellow: 6
White: 12

Pattern threads: 9
Green: 6 doubled (12)
Red: 3 doubled (6)

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Happy Weaving!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I really don't need another loom, but I see myself making this one.

Jeanne said...

Thank you very much for your wonderful blog !