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Learning About Looms

Learning about looms has several subsections. Please select a topic area from the menu on the left.

There is a wealth of information in these sections. If you already have a loom, click on the first button, Basic Loom Information for help with your loom. Take your time and please call us if you have questions about weaving or about looms.

Below is a diagram of common components of a floor loom.

  • Intro to Countermarch and Counterbalance Looms About Counterbalance and Countermarch Looms Below are 4 pdf’s on Counterbalance and Countermarch Looms...
  • The discussions here will help you to know what loom features to look for in a new or used...
  • In this section we discuss counterbalance looms, countermarch looms and jack looms. If you already have a counterbalance or...
  • Small Looms The Rigid Heddle Loom Rigid heddles looms are a fun and easy way to begin weaving. They are...
  • Here is information about weaving rugs and what makes a good loom for weaving rugs. The links in the...
  • Why do weavers like Swedish looms? The 19th century industrial revolution in America brought manufactured fabrics to the consumer and...
  • Benches Benches are a critical part of being comfortable while weaving. When purchasing a loom, be sure that there is...
  • For basic information about warping and tying up both counterbalance and countermarch looms, read the files in the introduction...
  • A weaver recently asked how to prevent the bobbins from catching in her double bobbin shuttle. This problem is...
  • If you want to have a lot of fun making designs and patterns, try weaving on a drawloom. If...