KnitOwl and friends

Warping a Simple Frame Loom
to Weave a Belt

How Long Should the Warp be?: The frame you use to weave it should be at least 5.5 feet tall - preferrably 6 to 8 feet tall. Your warp will be double the length of your frame - so at least 11 feet long. You may not use all of the warp, but extra is needed to properly tie off the ends and finish them.

Note: My belt is to fit a 30" waist. Adjust your warp length as necessary.

Warping the Frame

What Do I Weave the Belt On/With?:

A frame can be built simply out of 2'x2' lumber, or even an old door would work. The belt in the above picture was woven on a standard-size door. Lacking a suitable door, the 2'x2' and a small miter-saw to make the frame shown below should be available for about $20.00 USD at any hardware store.

Hooks in the Ceiling
Our frame is held to the ceiling with two hooks and wire.

frame diagram
Diagram of our simple frame.
click to enlarge

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