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Micki Weaving Loom
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- Easy to use
- Traditional craft
- Natural wood
- Adult help required to set up
- Suitable for 3 years and over
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Micki's Weaving Loom brings a Traditional craft to the home, Easy to use, part assembled but adult help required to assemble, you can weave such things as mats for the dolls house or little table runners for Mum and dad, in time with a little practice you can even weave a picture. Let your creativity and imagination bloom wiht this wonderful weaving loom. You wont believe what you can weave! Woven fabric width 6" not suitable for under 4 years of age and adult supervision may be required. Made from natural wood and comes with wool to start you off
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Instructions are at micki dot se webite.
HOW TO WEAVE WITH THE MICK! WEAVING LOOM
This loom is delivered ready for weaving. You simply erect the loom and fix the braces (15) using the screw (14), tightening the latter. The warp con-sists of carpet string warp 12/6. Three shuttles with cotton thread are supp-plied with the loom, and other types of thread may be used. Place the loom with the breast beam (5) towards you. Turn the harness beam (9) so that the shed adjusting pin is pointing towards you, and push the shuttle (3) through the shed (8). Pack the warp (4) with the beater (1). Then turn the harness beam so that the shed adjusting pin is pointing away from you and push the shuttle in from the other side, using the beater again. Repeat this action. Do not pack the warp too hard, because this will cause the weave to be pulled in at sides. When you have woven so much that it is hard to pass the shuttle through the shed, release the ratchet (13) on thewarp beam (12) and slacken about two teeth, rolling up the finished weave on the cloth beam (6). Check that the warp tension is right. If you are weaving broad stripes, cut off the thread about 2 cm (not quite an inch) from the edge and pass the thread round the outermost warp string and back into the shed. Do the same with the new thread. If you do not want one long weave, you can leave about 12 cm (5 inches) of warp empty between the different weaves. When the finished weave is to be removed from the loom, cut off the warp strings 6-8 cm (about 3 inches) from the weave and tie them together in pairs. If you have woven several pieces, cut off the warp between them and then tie off in pairs in the same way.
HOW TO PROVIDE THE MICK! WEAVING LOOM WITH A NEW WARP Carpet string warp 12/6 can be used for this; it is available from wool shops. The most suitable length for the warp is 1,5 metres, but it can also be made longer or shorter.
SETTING UP THE WARP You will require a flat board of expanded polystyrene or other porous materi-al, about 50 x 50 cm. It is also possible to use the seat of an upholstered chair or sofa. Set out strong pins as shown in Fig. 1. Begin by knotting the warp string to Pin A. Continue by going past Pin B to the right, and then let the thread run on the outside of Pins C, D and E; take it round Pin F and back on the outside of E, D, and C, past B to the left and round A from right to left. Finish off by once more knotting the string to A. Preserve the shed formed between A and B by inserting two pens or similar objects as shown in Fig. 2. Tape the pens together at the outside edges. Tie all the strings at F. Remove all the pins and carefully transfer the warp to the loom with the pens inserted in the shed. Tape the pens to the breast beam as shown in Fig. 3. Cut off the warp strings at the end.
WRAPPING THE WARP Continue as shown in Fig. 3 and thread the strings first through the reed, beginning at the 2nd slit and using every second slit thereafter. Thread then through heddle plates A and B, every second string through a small hole in heddle plate A and a long hole in heddle plate B, alternating by threading through a long hole in heddle plate A and a small hole in heddle plate B. Behind the heddle plates, the strings are knotted together and threaded on the pin as shown in Fig. 3, leaving the three outermost holes vacant to centralise the warp. When the warp is to be wrapped on the warp beam, it is best for two peo-ple to work together on the job, one holding the warp stretched over the bre-ast beam while the other winds up the warp on the warp beam. The winding is continued until the end of the warp reaches the pens. Cut off at the string holding the warp together, and then cut off the warp strings. Remove the pens from the loom. Knot the strings together in pairs, starting in the midd-le, as shown in Fig. 4. Make sure that all strings are equally stretched.
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