Glimakra Band Loom

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I’ve become enchanted by small bands created by inkle, box and tape looms, but have been frustrated with my inability to maintain tension. I’ve discovered the Gilmakra Band Loom and the problem is solved:


I am so excited by the band loom and their new “Julia” loom that I’ve become a distributor. The band loom ships in a flat box but is easy (even for me) to assemble. On the loom below, my first band on this loom. It’s kakai, peach and aqua 8/2 cotton.


Watch here for more bands.

Tropical Twister


5 Responses to “Glimakra Band Loom”

  1. Anne Reaves says, January 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Some people have said they have hand problems putting the weft through sideways. Now that you’ve used the loom for a while, what’s your experience?

  2. Tropical Twister says, January 23rd, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I haven’t had any problems. I pass the weft shuttle through, holding a small loop of weft, I use the peddles to change the shed, then a pull the small loop on through and then use the side of the shuttle to tap the weft in place. It takes a bit of doing to get used to the side approach but big advantage is I can weave long stretches without adjusting the beams so my weaving is neater with straighter borders. … will have to make a UTube video … it will make more sense when you see it than when I try to describe it with words:)

  3. wanda zimmerman says, March 13th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    have you posted a utube yet? I hope I hope–how do i find it?

  4. Tropical Twister says, March 14th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Not yet. Life and other projects have gotten in the way. Your comment has moved the project up on my “To Do” list.

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