Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Since I have had a few inquiries about the tin can loom, (pictures below) I thought I would put the instructions here as to how I made them.

Small tomato paste can (this was used to make the little socks and ruffled baby booties)

15 cotter pins.

I marked evenly around the can approximately ½ inch between pegs, and then I applied a small amount of Super Glue and attached the pegs to this. Let the glue dry over night then added a strip of heavy duty packing tape around the bottom of the pins for extra measure and it also keeps the wool from getting caught on the bottom of the pins.

I also have one that is made out of a PVC pipe, (pictured below, which has 17 pegs), and one that I will be making into a flower loom this is made the same way, except that I found that small wooden dowels work better on this than the cotter pins. Mark your spaces evenly around the pipe at the gauge you want, add a small drop of glue where you want your pegs to go and attach pegs, one at time, allowing to dry (then you won’t accidentally knock one off while your putting the next one on). Let glue dry completely and your new loom is ready is use.

Depending upon the size of PVC pipe or tin can you make various size looms in various gauges.

I plan on going back to the hardware store and picking up one to make a thumb loom, and who knows what other sizes I’ll come up with.

Happy Looming


  1. Hey I love your blog. It is so fun to see your new projects. Are the wooden pegs hard to use wihout grooves or tops?

  2. The wooden pegs dowels used to make the looms with the pvc pipe have grooves in them, so the loom pick follows the grooves up to the top of the peg, I've had no problems using them.