She noted, "My pin loom weaving started with a trip to Goodwill. I found a loom for 49 cents and it had directions! I hated traditional table top weaving due to the amount of waste and non-portability. I am a spinner in love with drop spindles, I do have and use a wheel, but sometime less is best!"
In this case the challenge was, make a Prairie Point to match the 4" x 4" square with just a 4" loom to work with.
She noted that she tried to fold the 4" square in half on the diagonal, but that makes too big a triangle.
She realized that she had to make a 2" x 4" loom, which she did.
Caroline says, " This is my adjustable bar made from an oak strip and a metal dog comb. I had to pull out some of the teeth to get the pattern right.
I carved the oak strip to hold the dog comb stable on the weave it loom. I hand carved it all with a wood carving knife and had blisters on top of blisters! I used cocktail toothpicks as shims to ensure a snug fit."
Here is it in place on the loom with an adjustable snug fit. I am really impressed with the fact that not only can Caroline make a 2" x 4" rectangle, she can also weave a 1" x 4" or a 3" x 4" as needed.
Below is her Prairie Point, corners of the 2" x 4" folded in and stitched closed. She noted that she is making a very pastel Blankquilt, almost finished. The yarn is a 70/30 Targhee wool and nylon sock yarn from Montana, described as beautiful and lofty.
"All it needs is a few more points, weaving in the ends and fulled."