72" Hideaway Medium Sett Rectangle Loom
72" Hideaway Rectangle Loom Is a larger version of the 'Scarf Loom' above. Also has the 5/16" or medium pin spacing. It has the maximum width of 18 inches which makes a weaving 4 'squares' long, or about 72". The other width choices are 9" and 12". Works just like the 5' model shown in photos above, but has a brace to keep the long rails from being pulled inward under yarn tension at the long settings. Makes for a strong long loom structure with the brace. Another advantage of the brace is that very short rectangles & squares can be woven on this loom, as the brace stabilizes the excess long rail ends to the right side.
I can now make a knockdown version of a 72" rectangle loom, one that can ship in a shorter box.
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Fine Sett Hideaway Rectangle Looms
I can make a Fine Sett version of the 5' or 6' adjustable rectangle loom. As of July 2019 I have a 6' fine sett (1/4") made, see it on Etsy.
Below are photos of the fine sett 72" rectangle loom. It works best with fine yarn. Heavier yarn like worsted weight will be harder to use with the fine spacing. The red dot in the second photo is a 'turning point' that I followed when making the first single strand run.
July 2019. My newest loom model. The Hideaway Instruction/Travel rectangle loom. See video demonstration of this loom at https://youtu.be/5bqAFRN2-s4
The 6" x 24" loom will also adjust to 2 shorter rectangles. Above it is shown full size with a scarf that was joined while both pieces were still on the loom. I have made a video of the "double stacking" weaving process and will post it on my youtube channel - Hideaway Looms. I could make this loom in quantity for classes, guilds, etc. I will have this on Etsy but you should inquire through this site for orders
Dec 2, 2019 - I am still recovering from knee surgery so can't ship out any looms for a while. I do have rectangle looms made and can give you prices if you contact me.
A selling point on this Instruction/Travel loom - It has the "Universal" feature, which means that it can slightly adjust at each to the 3 sizes to allow for a perfect pin arrangement if you want to use the other rectangle continuous weaving method, the left-return method still used by some weavers.
Same loom changed to the middle width, at the next to longest possible rectangle. Makes a finished scarf about 10 inches wide when taken off the loom. This finished width depends on the thickness of yarn used, the thicker the yarn and the looser you weave, the wider the result.
My "fully adjustable" rectangle looms would use the whole length of the long rails, to include also a square loom. These looms would have an extra piece for a brace, matching the length of the right end rail. I may have labeled these "Enhanced" on my Etsy site. A one-width loom would have 5 pieces.
Instruction Loom at the 6" x 12" size
This is the upper left corner of the new Scarf loom. The blue "A" marks were put on this photo to show how the assembly is done. The actual marks on the oak wood do not show when assembled. With this new design, this is the corner that stays connected whatever width or length you are using. That simplifies the positioning of the 'start' or 'S' logo. All my instructions for weaving use this corner as the starting corner, and markings for rectangle corners and turning points for the initial strand don't come out right if you don't start in the upper left corner. It is about syncing the loom orientation with the weaving instructions. The longest piece is 63" long, the box 65" long.
A " Modular Fully Adjustable" rectangle loom would have several width choices and matching braces so all the length of the long rails would be used. More shorter rectangles and squares. I can make 5' rectangle looms like this but 6', 7' long rectangles are always made this way. Usually has 9 pieces including the braces.
The "Shawl" rectangle looms have large end rails, so I make a separate left end rail for each width choice. Would add 2 more wood pieces to total 11 pieces. A "Take Down" rectangle loom has the long rails in two pieces, joined by an aluminum bracket. So 2 more separate wood pieces plus the metal bracket pieces and nuts and bolts.. These looms only made on order.
"Universal" means that the rectangle loom can be slightly adjusted for Left or Right Return weaving methods. Without this label would indicate perfect pin arrangement for right-return continuous strand weaving only.
A "Modular Adjustable" rectangle loom set would have several modular width choices, usually 3. A basic 6 piece set would have only the 2 extra right end rails, the left end would adjust to include all 3 widths. The possible continuous rectangles would exist on the longest half of the long rails.
Terminology for Hideaway brand rectangle looms
Above, an earlier version of my rectangle looms, with a wool scarf being taken off. The arrangement of the pins around the rectangle allow for there to be a perfect final weaving path for the last strand of the continuous strand weaving. This I discovered by trial and error after looking for this solution off and on for several years. I also found that a right-return rectangle continuous weaving method is easier to use.
My "adjustable" rectangle looms adjust in length, the right end rail placed in the longest half the length of the long rails. Like the Instruction loom above. So a one-width loom like this would only have 4 pieces.
Instruction loom at the 6" x 18" size
Above - The 5 ' scarf loom set at the 9" width, next to longest length. I discovered the proper pin arrangement system to achieve a perfect weaving rectangle. This can be applied to any approximate rectangle length, based on the number of pins (nails) of the width. I also discovered (maybe you could say invented?) a good weaving method that is easy to use. I include those weaving instructions you can get at the top of this page.
I call it my scarf loom because it is long enough for an average scarf. I can make a 5' loom that has much wider choices, I guess I could call that a "shawl" loom.
It is a 6 piece set. Use the top and bottom long rails and the left end rail each time to create 10 different rectangles. The other 3 pieces are the movable right end rails. Change the setting at the lower left corner and choose the matching movable right end rail to change widths. Move the right end rail to pre-set positions to change lengths and still get a perfect pin arrangement for continuous strand weaving. Color coded marks show which pins will be the rectangle corners. Pins to be used for the initial strand turns are also marked with the same color. I call these the 'turning points'.