This is a replica of a ground loom. This type of loom was originally developed around 7th Century BC and was used by Bedouin in the northeast regions of Indla. The looms were fastened to the ground with stakes and the weaver sat on the ground as she wove. The vertical beam loom was developed in Syria or the region of the Caucasian Mountains around 2400 BC. This type of loom is still used today for making rugs and tapestries. Looms are still similar today, but instead of staking them in the ground, they may be fastened to door jams or pieces of furniture. Weavers may sit on pillows or use elbow cushions to make themselves more comfortable.
Tequile – 4 Stake Ground Looms
Weaving Books: Beginner Weaving
Weaving for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide (Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide to Weaving Series)
Provides beginners with the information they need to weave in a clear and enjoyable step-by-step way.
UK: Weaving for Beginners
Learning to Weave
Learn such basics as three methods for step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints.
UK: Learning to Weave
Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy
The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag