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Project by Griffon posted 10-13-2015 03:40 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replica of one at the Landis Valley Farm Museum.

-- Rudy, Kentucky,





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 03:59 AM

I know what a loom is but what is a Tape loom?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Griffon

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 04:15 AM

Tape looms of various sorts were used from ancient times through the early 19th century to make straps, tapes (a period term for what we’d call ribbon) and other narrow woven goods. Most traditional tape looms weave a warp-faced tape and use a rigid heddle to change the warp shed. The tapes woven on these looms ranged from very narrow tapes used for lacing to wider tapes used for straps and binding, as well as fancier edgings such as fringe.

Woven tape was used for items such as garters, apron strings, belts, ties for pillow bolsters, straps for powder horns or hunting pouches, carpet binding, trim for women’s pockets, ties for seed or grain bags, loops for hanging up towels—the list goes on and on. It was generally woven at home, but sometimes was available for sale from rural stores or from beggars.

-- Rudy, Kentucky,

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 04:58 AM

Thanks, that makes sense now!

Did you do it from a photo or did you have actual plans?
Now, the bigger question is why did you make it?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 10-13-2015 05:49 AM

Realy detailed and authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Griffon

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 12:05 PM

I was given plans to me by the Lady who aske me if I would make it for her.

-- Rudy, Kentucky,

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#6 posted 10-13-2015 02:01 PM

These tapes are used here in my country to weave springy camp cots. The loom is however not so elegant.

-- shuja

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#7 posted 08-28-2016 02:07 AM

Have you made any more? Or do you know where the plans are available?

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NaloMeli

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#8 posted 09-01-2016 09:51 PM

Oh my goodness – what a lovely loom. The foot pedals are a great idea. I’d not seen a free standing loom. Very nice!! Jealous

-- Peace, NaloMeli

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Griffon

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#9 posted 09-06-2016 12:45 PM

Yes, I just finished two this summer.

-- Rudy, Kentucky,

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NaloMeli

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#10 posted 09-06-2016 01:33 PM

Do you sell them? Am I allowed to ask that (newbie)?

-- Peace, NaloMeli

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Griffon

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#11 posted 09-09-2016 03:07 AM

Yes I do.

-- Rudy, Kentucky,

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