I've been wanting a loom for sooo long, but simply can't afford the rigid heddle loom that I've been covetting for years, so today I decided to simply make a frame loom.
I measured the spaces for the nails and put in guide holes with a bradawl.
I then used the first piece of wood to copy the marks across onto a second piece, for top and bottom and put little nails into the holes.
With wood glue and screws I attached top and bottom pieces to the sides. I won't win any prizes for my carpentry skills!
In all it took a couple of hours and measures 38cm x 145cm. That should be plenty long enough for a snug shawl. If it's too long then I can simply unscrew the sides and shorten the length.
The shuttles were a lot harder to make, mainly because the sander was quite tough to hold and my hands are suffering a bit in the damp weather. The top shuttle has been sanded and I've since made the slots for the wool longer and wider. I'm quite happy with how it's all turned out :D
Now, when the knitting or crochet gets a bit laborious, I'll do some weaving :D