Building a loom
A guide to building a strip-cloth loom as used by Kente weavers in Ghana. by Louise Meyer

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Base
front: 36", rear: 14.5" (distance between rear vertical legs)

Vertical legs
front: 24.5", rear: 49" (all are 2" by 4")

Notched arms
31" length, with around 14 notches evenly spaced

Heddle support
24.5" length, round 3/4" diameter

Reed support
37" length, round 1/4" diameter

Breast (or cloth) beam
38" length, round 1 1/4" diameter

Ratchet
24.5" length - steel reinforced rod
passes through a hole in the cloth beam


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