Formula for figuring the yardage needed to complete a triangle loom project. Additional yarn would be needed if you want a fringe.
Measure the length of the longest side (hypotenuse) in inches.
Multiply that length by the number of pins on a side. Triangle loom side all have the same number of pins on each side so count any side.
Divide by 36 to get total length in yards. This formula works with any triangle loom, regardless of pin spacing.
Additional info on this can be found at www.waynesthisandthat.com/triloom2.htm - look down on page
My small Hideaway adjustable trilooms are 3', 4', or 5' in size. There are made with 1.5" wide oak wood and fastened at the corners with screws that turn into pre-tapped holes in the oak wood rail ends. The 5' size adjusts down in 6 inch increments.
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I need to stay busy, so I can make looms on order. Now that we have cold weather, I have firewood cutting and all the other chores on the homestead. I am not in debt so I can pay property taxes and fees and still live on my minimal retirement if I have to. I could not afford to live in a big city and pay rent. I have the freedom to choose not to live there, as does every person.
My 7' Hideaway Adjustable Triangle Loom has a weaving hypotenuse of a full 84 inches at the largest setting. Some other common brands have sold looms that fall short of their advertised size. Medium Sett shown here.
Click here for Triangle Loom basic weaving instructions - continuous strand weaving. Also look for youtube videos - Weaving on the Triangle
Explanation of Pin Spacing Choices That I have used. This information might be useful to a Do It Yourselfer.
Fine Sett: Hypotenuse, slightly less than 3/8" (actually 9mm) Sides, exactly 1/4"
Medium Sett: Hypotenuse, slightly less than 7/16" (.442") Sides, exactly 5/16"
Standard 1/2" Sett: Hypotenuse 1//2" Sides, exactly 9mm
You can see that the Medium Sett is about half way between the fine sett and the standard sett.
The first Hideaway brand adjustable triloom I made was a 3' loom, medium sett, that adjusts down to 2.5', 2', and 1.5' sizes. The current version adjusts down in 3 inch increments, 6 sizes in all. The 3' size is a full 36" along the hypotenuse (long) side of the triangle. I can now make adjustable trilooms in any of the 3 pin spacing plans shown below. Photo below shows the 3' adjustable triloom set at 2 1/2'.
Large HIDEAWAY Adjustable Triloom Sizes: These are made with 2.25" wide oak wood and are fastened as shown with machine screws that turn into sunken metal nuts.
Nov. 27, 2020
3' Adjustable triangle loom prices. Can ship USPS or FedEx
Standard Sett (1/2") $135 plus shipping 3 in stock
Medium Sett (7/16") $145 plus shipping 4 in stocki
Fine Sett (9mm) $155 plus shipping 1 in stock
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7' adjustable triangle loom prices: Feb. 27, 2020:
Standard (1/2") spacing - $295.00 plus shipping, Sold out
Medium Sett (7/16") - $315.00 plus shipping Sold out
Fine Sett (3/8") spacing - $335.00 plus shipping Made to order
3' and 5' triloom prices look further down on page
Pictured below is one of my 7 ft. Hideaway Adjustable Triangle Looms. These triangle looms adjust like many others, in a "pinwheel" fashion. That is: the smaller the adjusted size, the more the excess wood rails stick out in 3 directions. In my opinion, the loom is most practical when used in one of the larger adjusted sizes. I make them adjust down smaller as it is possible someone could use them at the smaller settings, for example hung on a large wall space.
5' Adj. triangle loom prices FedEx shipping
Standard Sett $185 plus shipping 4 in stock
Medium Sett $195 plus shipping 2 in stock
Fine Sett $210 plus shipping 1 in stock
Machine screws turn into hidden metal dowel nuts. There are no fasteners showing from the front. The back of the loom is smooth, it can be hung on a wall without damaging the wall.
For my 7' adjustable triangle looms I have been making the size 7', 6.5', 6', 5.5', 5'. 4.5' & 4'. The adjustment settings are every 6 inches, going down from the largest size. I have started making the looms adjust to smaller sizes even though I do not think it is practical for everyone.
My looms have one-piece oak rails that are very strong. Even though triloom continuous strand weavers know to weave loosely, sometimes the tension can get very tight and lots of strain is put on the wood rails.
Triloom Frame Strength
A standard pin spacing 7' (84") loom with 1/2" hypotenuse spacing has 169 pins on each side.
My medium sett 7' loom has 191 pins on each side. 13% more on each side than standard sett.
My fine sett 7' loom has 238 pins on each side. 41% more than standard sett.
Each strand of yarn exerts a pull on the loom frame rails. The more strands of yarn, the more strain on the loom frame. The tighter you weave, the more strain on the frame. Towards the end of the project the weaving gets tighter and tighter and can be enough to bend the rails. Or as some have found out with home-built looms, the tension can cause structural failure. Just saying, looms with finer pin spacing need to be strong and one-piece oak rails are strong.