Guarantee? I would replace it if it breaks in the mail but not if you set it down on the couch and sit on it. The front and back beams are pretty strong but if you are really hard on stuff I would recommend using string to tie the loom to the wall that will break if you pull too hard. that way you break the string and not the loom, and get used to loosening up a little.
I love your looms and even more you’re irreverant/non-technical approach to weaving; spinning and weaving should be fun! I ordered a loom for myself and featured your site(s) on my blog http://Seabreezespinners.com/
I really love this! Been weaving for years and you have – no doubt about it – made weaving accessible to many with this! Thank you!!! (oh, and in the late seventies, I hung out at Delores Park, so very nice to see it again, as well!)
This is a great help. I’ve been scouring the internet for info on how to use a rigid heddle with a backstrap, with no luck. Yours is the first guidance of any kind that’s been clear and simple! and as an only occasional weaver, I appreciate the simple language – most weaving sites I’ve found are thick with terminology.
Thank you for sharing.
Love this back-strap loom idea. I have started weaving (finished 2) rugs made from strips of recycled jeans. The 2 I made were a small size to use in front of a sink. Used an old latch hock frame to weave them and that was the size. Now I would like to use more recycled rugs but make it bigger and a hard framed loom would be too awkward to handle. It seems like a back strap type loom might work for this. What do you think? The holes and slits would have to be different to handle material instead of yarn.
What is the width of your back strap loom? Have you ever connected 2 finished products to make something wider like a prayer shawl or even a blanket. Do you have any looms left?