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Make your own peg loom - video

A little dexterity and concentration and you can create your own traditional weaving machine.

Art & Creating

Introduction

Our rustic peg looms are based on traditional Estonian peg looms – we worked with Corlie Hopwood (John Muir Trust) to create these portable, Forest School-ready peg looms for use in the UK with groups.

This video made by the Muddy Faces family shows you how to make your own. (2 mins 17)


Key Features

Environmental Considerations

Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:

What is the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity? Can it be reduced? For this activity you could consider:

  • source of wood
  • ‘leave no trace’ if working outdoors

Health & Safety Considerations

Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:

Follow your usual operating procedures & carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments for this activity. Particular considerations could include:

  • use of scissors/knife
  • use of drill

What you'll need

  • an odd number of wooden pegs
  • log/plank
  • drill and large drill bit
  • knife
  • pencil
  • tape measure

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Take it further:

Check out our how to use a peg loom video and weaving on a rustic peg loom activity for how to start creating beautiful hand woven pieces.

Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.

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