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I have only just had a go at using a peg loom for the first time the other week. So there's bound to be better advice by people who have done this loads! This is what I did anyway and I love the resulting bum warmer!! Steve's crafts helped me with how to use the loom. Hope this is useful.
A peg loom
Strong warp thread, something you know isn't going to break.
Wool or strips of fabric or anything weave-able
For each peg use about 3 times the length of warp thread of the size of the thingymajig you are making.
Pull the warp through the hole until you get to the middle of the thread.
Bring both ends to the front of the peg, letting it hang loose. They should be of equal lengths.
Repeat that with each peg until it looks something like this...
Starting from one end of the loom knot together the ends of the warp threads of 3 pegs, that should be 6 threads per knot. Repeat with the rest of the pegs.
Get your wool or whatever you plan to use and, a few pegs up from the end of the loom, start to weave in and out of the pegs.
If you're using wool then just tease it into lengths as you weave.
If you are using shortish lengths or your wool separates, then just get your new bit of wool and overlap a few pegs worth of what you have just done.
When you get to the end of the loom go round the last peg and continue to weave in and out.
It'll start to build up quite quickly...
When you get to the top of your pegs you're ready to move what you have woven from your pegs down and on to the warp threads.
Lift out your end peg and give it a little wiggle as you pull the peg up and out of the wool.
The wool should slide on to the warp thread easily.
Pull the thread all the way through until you reach the knot.
Replace the peg into it's hole.
It looks a bit of a jumble as you work your way along the loom, but it's very satisfying.
Remember to replace the peg each time.
It'll look like this when you've done all the pegs...
Now you can start the whole process all over again until your thingymajig is the size you want.
Remember that you have to leave enough warp thread to knot the ends in the same way that you did at the beginning. You do this by cutting the warp threads free from the pegs and knotting together, as before, the threads of 3 pegs.
I like tassles, but Steve's Crafts says that if you don't want them then use a large eyed needle and thread the warp up through the work.