I taught a weaving class with Craft Buzz back in May and we created cardboard looms. Since I haven’t restocked my acrylic looms in a while I thought I’d share the how-to for this simple, find-materials-at-home DIY, plus some weaving reference videos, so you can get weaving, too.
All you need to create a cardboard loom:
- A piece of sturdy cardboard. The larger the cardboard, the larger you can make your weaving. The one I used is about 9 inches x 10 inches.
- A ruler
I like to leave 1-inch margins on the left and right sides of the cardboard (so I have cardboard to hold as I weave). Between the margins, mark every 1/4 inch at the top and bottom of the cardboard.
Cut ~1/2 inch slits at each mark, at the top and bottom of your cardboard.
Prep and weave as you would on a wooden/acrylic/bamboo loom.
For a quick weaving tutorial, view my short videos:
- Setting up your loom
- Tabby (basic) stitch
- Rya (tassels)
- Tabby stitch variations
- Finishing your weaving
- Hanging your weaving