This is the simplest type of hand looms, as it consists of a frame made of wood, metal or plastic. On this frame partially or entirely, a set of pegs are fixed ; they are used for pulling the warp threads on them with the order the weaver defines, which is usually the same area as the desired product.
The weaver usually raises the warp with his own hand or using a wooden bar, a metal bar or a weaving needle for inserting the weft and creating the ornamental design he/ she wants. In addition, the weft’s threads are joined using an external reed or any other similar tool.
– Simplicity, as it can be implemented using very simple tools which can come in handy for whoever needs to make a simple fabric or artistic picture or even get trained on the basic weaving principles.
– Easy portability.
– It can’t be used for weaving a relatively large fabric.
– It requires defining the product’s size before starting.
– Its production rate is quite low.