Monday, 7 July 2014

Schacht Zoom Loom - Tried & Tested

The Schacht Zoom Loom is a pin loom that is very easy and comfortable to use. The instructions contain a step by step process of how to use the loom and a selection of projects. The loom has been designed for creating woven squares which can be joined together to create scarves, place mats, throws and other items.

Schacht Zoom Loom

I found the instructions very easy to follow and, even though this was my first go at weaving, I completed my square with ease. Below is my finished square which I wove on the Zoom Loom. I then used the fulling process of rubbing the fabric with soap and water so that it shrinks and pulls together to make a denser fabric.

Hand held mini pin loom

Melissa Ludden Hankens shows how to create a three dimensional box using the Schact Zoom Loom in the project featured on her Yearning to Spin and Weave column on the Schacht website.

Storage box created using the Schacht Zoom Loom

I was surprised at how robust the Schacht Zoom Loom is. The sloping interior edge guides the needle effortlessly through the threads and the handy slot holds the beginning yarn so there is no need for knotting. The Zoom Loom comes in a small and compact carry case so you can take it with you and weave at any time or in any place. 

Lewes Goff