For anyone who bought a loom and it came with no instructions, or maybe you need more help to warp your lap loom, this is the post for you. I actually get a lot of questions on warping lap looms so I decided to make two videos that cover two ways of warping a lap loom.
Warping a Frame Loom
If you’re looking to make your own loom, then I highly recommend starting with a frame loom. It’s an easy way to give weaving a try, and you can always purchase a loom later if you end up loving weaving (but seriously, how could you not love it?). I created a tutorial on how to set up a frame loom here. It shows how to add washi tape to your loom in order to help stabilize your warp threads. I use a canvas stretcher frame, but you can also use a picture frame! Watch this video to see how to warp up a picture frame after you remove the backing and glass:
I think it’s also worth noting that this technique can be used to warp up anything with two parallel sides. I used this technique for my stick weaving.
Warping a Notched Loom, A Peg Loom, or a Tab Loom
Yes they all sound and look so different, but did you know they warp up in the same way? These are the typical styles of lap looms that you can purchase and I’ll show you how to warp them up. Watch this video to learn more:
If you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start, then check out my weaving for beginner’s roundup.
What kind of loom do you weave on? Are you like me and have a bunch of looms? I swear they multiply when I’m not looking, just like my yarn (haha!). If you have a lap loom that is warped differently then these two ways, I’d love to hear about it!
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