Here are some suggestions for places and ways to tie up the far end of your backstrap loom in your house….
1. Here my loom is tied around the leg of my electric piano.
2. The loom bar can be suspended from a door knob. Note that this doesn’t work well for narrow warps and that the loom bar should be only a little longer than the width of the warp otherwise it will tend to slip from side to side and be very unstable.
3. This is my favorite way – tied to the bottom of my bed. I sit on a cushion on the floor. The warp is angled up only slightly and I find this very comfortable. I can also brace my feet against some planks that are under the bed.
4. Hooks can be placed in the side of a heavy piece of furniture and you can then slot your loom bar into those. As you go advancing and rolling up your warp, you will need to add some rope to the loom bar so that you maintain your distance from the piece of furniture (or you will end up with your knees under your chin!).
The loom bar can be lashed to a vertical post but, depending on what the post is made from, the bar can slip down. A special kind of lashing which Barry Brown explained to us in the Backstrap Group on Ravelry will stop this from happening.
You can see instructions for this lashing thanks to Barry who provided the link and the Girl Scouts here.
If all else fails…..use a toe or foot for narrow pieces…
…and both feet for wide ones!
Please drop me a line if you have come up with any ways of your own!