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Beka 7201 Child S 10 Weaving Loom Handcraft Product
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I recently became interested in weaving and purchased this loom to see if I would enjoy weaving. I have completed several projects on this loom and I really do enjoy it. I was able to create several scarves and sashes which are 4 feet long.
Here are some things that I learned about the loom and the process.
I am attaching several photos which I will be referencing in this review.
1. This loom does not limit you too much in the length of the textile you produce, just the width. I made 4 feet long scarves and could have made them a few feet longer if I wanted. The threads that will be used in the textile are wrapped around the board at the top of the loom (called warp beam) and the finished textile tangles from the front of the loom. This loom does not have a cloth beam on which the fabric can wrapped. As you make fabric you upwrap the threads from the warp beam and pull it down between the boards at the bottom tightening the hand screws to put the threads in tension for weaving. You can see this illustrated in the photos I am attaching to this review.
2. This loom does not come with a few items that you will need for weaving. I read a few books and watched a few videos to understand what tools are needed and made most of them myself.
(1) You will need a warping board. This is a tool that allows you to measure out threads to put on the loom.Read more ›
I got the loom and studied the instructions. I quickly realized that weaving with the loom is rather unlike knitting. You don't have to go up and down at all. There's this middle piece that does it for you. It is a simple and yet rather clever design. At this rate, you gain fast! That's totally in accord with my efficiency experts principle: to make a slow job move much faster so that it is worth doing. Wow, I did not know this. This is not such a tedious job after all! You can weave a good sized rug pretty fast, about 20 times faster than if you were to knit the same thing with 2 needles.
(Man, I hated doing that when I was a kid!)
So I tried it on my 12 year old and he did pretty good. Surprisingly, my 8 year old boy took a liking to this. He would come and weave for 20 minutes at a time without being told, especially during times when I tell him to do his home work. But the biggest surprise came when my oldest son, age 14, studied what his brother did, declared that he can do much better, and started working on the loom for more than an hour and went way past his bed time on a school night. I couldn't get him to go to bed.
I was hesitant about buying a loom at first, but now I don't regret the purchase. The loom comes with a little sample practice thread all set up and ready to go, which is very nice.Read more ›
My biggest disappointment was the 10-inch heddle, which should have been the main value of the whole loom. It has eyes that are tiny, just big enough for a fingering yarn (50g) at best, in spite of the fact they are spaced at 5 dents. In fact that's the size of yarn that is included. Because of that, your 10-inch heddle will only weave pieces that are less than half that wide.
The shorter 4 dent heddle has nice big eyes that will fit regular yarn (100g). But it's only 4 inches wide, for about 30 lines of warp.
I really like the wingnut clamp for holding the near end of the warp, but there is nothing like that at the other end. You are expected to wrap the other end of the warp around a board and tie the ends together around some slots on the outer edges of the board. I thought it was quite wasteful and doesn't do much for keeping the warp aligned vertically â€“ just spreads it out.
The shuttle is just a cutout. It is blunt and has not been tapered at any of the edges, and it seems as if the ends will get easily caught in the work, if your shed is not high enough.
There was a piece of weaving already started, as mentioned by other reviewers. It uses the smaller heddle with the larger eyes, but with the tiny yarn, and it is only started about an inch up the warp.
I confess, I stopped short of even using this loom. It did not at all meet my expectations (which were admittedly high), and I am sending it back. I wish someone could have told me all this stuff before I spent the money. But now I am a little wiser.
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In regards to Beka 7201 Child S 10 Weaving Loom: Still learning on the sample warping and project on the loom. I'm getting the hang of weaving in a uniform manner. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Marina Pearson
Since I just received it a day or two ago, I have not had a chance to test it out, but the construction of the loom seems very good and looks like it will last a LONG time. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Green Thumbs Up!
The box arrived quickly an everything inside was complete. The loom came already warped through the smaller heddle while the larger one lay inside the instruction pamphlet at the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer H
I'm an adult whose my three-month convalescent turned into three. I ordered this to have another hobby and it was perfect for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N.E.F.
I really like this loom but I just wish that threading would be a lot less time consuming. My first real project took me a few hours just to thread up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Rivera
Great little loom and if you don't want to spend quite a bit more money for a Rigid Heddle loom, this one is just fine for your projects.Published 12 months ago by Mrs. S
Love the little Beka loom! It s just right for hauling back and forth to The Textile Museum to talk about basic weaves. Read morePublished 12 months ago by margaret h. greenwood
I've had this loom for only a few days, but I really like it so far. I'm just learning to weave, and I find that this is a great introduction without spending too much. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maureen A.