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Inkle Loom Out of the Box.

11 Mar

So, I braved the heat and went into the guest room (seriously, you guys, it’s so hot here. Day ten of the heatwave from hell, and I’m over it.) and unpacked the box that had my loom. It took a while, because there was a LOT of tape to cut through. Clearly I am not the only one who uses mega tape to secure things securely! XD 

 

Anyhoodle, I got it open and pulled out the loom. It doesn’t look like the shape of inkles that I’m used to seeing, but I sort of got the idea and then read the instructions for the heddle and that helped a bit too. I need to see if my Google-Fu will work and find something about this particular make of Inkle Loom. I’d never heard of Penelope brand – I thought it was the LeClerc “Penelope” loom, but now I’ve seen it, it’s really, really not.

 

In any case, here it is. The loom, out of the box! (And instruction sheet.)

 

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6 responses to “Inkle Loom Out of the Box.

  1. inkledpink

    March 12, 2013 at 4:18 am

    This is an interesting looking loom. But, definitely looks sturdy. Happy weaving on it!

     
    • star239

      March 12, 2013 at 6:24 am

      It is! It certainly wasn’t what I was expecting. I don’t think I’ve seen an inkle that shape before. The seller told me that she had a bunch of these from an old primary school, so they were built to be sturdy for kids to enjoy. I’m so curious about the maker, though. I can’t find anything about this Penelope loom on the web at all. Looking forward to weaving on it when it gets cooler here for sure! 😀

       
      • inkledpink

        March 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

        Cotton is a weaver’s friend in the heat! I live in Orlando, FL in the states and it gets HOT here and stays hot forever!

         
      • star239

        March 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        Oh good point! I swear, my brain is mush. I didn’t even think of that!

        Gah, I feel your pain. I’m in South Australia, and it’s been like that all summer. The last two weeks have been the worst heatwave on record.

         
  2. Pammy

    January 17, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Hello there! I have a similar shaped loom that I bought a few years ago from a school – for $2. I’ve been working on it this week, because it was missing 2 dowels and the baseboard which was made from chipboard was falling apart. I wonder if it was an Australian design because I’m in QLD.

     
    • star239

      January 17, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Oh wow, what a shame its baseboard was falling apart. I think it might well be an Aussie only design. I’m in Adelaide and got mine from a shop in NSW, so I think it was nationwide!

       

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