The highly anticipated Rainbow Looms are finally here! I designed these stunning looms with versatility in mind. They are made from FSC certified Bluegum timber in a raw, natural finish. You can incorporate the loom as a beautiful frame for your finished weaving or you can re-use the loom to create many rainbow weavings!
The Rainbow Looms come in a set of 2:
Large - 30cm x 30cm / 12 inch x 12 inch
Medium - 26.5cm x 26.5cm /10 inch x 10 inch
Each Rainbow Loom set comes with a metal warping needle and plastic tapestry needle plus the rainbow cut out from the middle of the medium loom. This can be painted in rainbow colours or wrapped in colourful yarn and used as a decoration!
Get the Rainbow Loom Kit and it comes with:
- The set of 2 x Rainbow Looms & rainbow cut out
- Cotton warp & 100g of roving in aqua, crimson, natural, candy floss, peach, lavender, enough for two rainbow weavings and a little extra
- Metal warping needle and plastic tapestry needle
You can warp these looms two ways:
Option 1: Warp on the front side only, leaving the finished weaving attached to the loom - no need to cut and tie those warp threads, you can use the beautiful Bluegum loom to frame your weaving.
Option 2: Warp the loom front and back, when you're finished the weaving, you can cut the warps from the back of the loom and tie them together so you can keep using your Rainbow Looms over and over again! The best way to keep your rainbow structured (for a wall hanging) is to use a thick felt backing either stitched or glued on.
Ideas for fun weaving projects...
- Woven Rainbow Wall Hanging
- Kid's Rainbow Soft Toy
- Rainbow patch to sew onto a tote bag
Like pictured, roving looks really amazing to create the colours of the rainbow, you can also use different yarns to create even more texture. If you're planning on using the loom to frame the finished weaving, you can use some yarn to create an embroidery effect with the warp holes, this makes a nice, clean finish to the weaving. You'll notice theres a gap between the first and last warps and the frame, this is so you've got room to add some tassels if you like. You can also weave around the frame with the ends of your yarn to close the gap. If you'd like to use one loom to re-use and one as a finished piece, I'd suggest using the medium size as the finished weaving on the loom and the large size as the re-useable loom!
I'm currently working on the videos for completing a rainbow weaving from start to finish, they will be ready early October.